Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner Appointed to DHS’s Faith-Based Security Advisory Council

Contact: Laura Frank, lfrank@urj.org, 267-234-1497
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the appointment of Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center (RAC), to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council. The council, which consists of twenty-five of the nation's most distinguished faith leaders, will advise the secretary of homeland security on the needs of the faith community relating to security and preparedness matters.

Reflecting on the Prayer Vigil: Congress Must Seize the Moment and Invest in Families

Lillie Heyman
October 27, 2021
After 12 hours of storytelling and prayer at the Washington Interfaith Staff Community's Build Back Better Prayer Vigil outside the U.S. Capitol on October 20, it was clear: bold investments in our economic recovery are crucial to the livelihood of workers, children, and families in the US. To rebuild the American economy and address the structural inequities that long preceded the pandemic, Congress must pass a robust Build Back Better Act.

May God Remember Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
June 12, 2018
Delivered on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Austin, TX
 

Rabbi Aaron Panken understood his call to be the creation of an entire generation of inspiring leaders who would lead the Jewish people to fulfill our destiny. He was nurtured and trained by the same...