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The Union for Reform Judaism represents a vibrant network of nearly 850 Reform synagogues across North America, which foster serious Jewish learning, sacred community, and prophetic justice. As the central address for this congregational network, the URJ speaks on behalf of the entire Reform Movement on a wide range of topics ranging from Jewish observance and ritual, community relations, social justice and much more.

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Reform Jewish Movement Statement in Support of Filibuster Reform

Contact: Laura Frank,, 267-234-1497
In response to the Senate filibuster of the motion to proceed to the consideration of the Freedom to Vote Act, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis in support of filibuster reform that achieves a proper balance between majority and minority rights in the Senate.

Reform Jewish Leader Calls for Stronger Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel,, 202-776-7700
On the precipice of the new Jewish year, we are in a period of reflection and accounting. It is clear that whatever the intent, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has contributed to a terrible level of chaos and danger for the people of Afghanistan. An accounting by the U.S., Canada and the international community, no matter how painful, is essential.