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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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Over 100 Jewish Organizations Join the Union for Reform Judaism to Demand Elon Musk Address Hate Speech on Twitter

Contact: Laura Frank, lfrank@urj.org, 267-234-1497
In response to rising antisemitism and hate speech on Twitter in recent months, more than 100 Jewish congregations and organizations across North America have joined the Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center to demand Elon Musk take immediate, quantifiable steps toward reducing hate on his platform.

Reform Jewish Leader Welcomes New White House Effort to Counter Antisemitism

Contact: Laura Frank, lfrank@urj.org, 267-234-1497
In response to the establishment of a new White House Inter-Agency Group to Counter Antisemitism, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement.

Reform Movement Statement on Conversion Issue / Law of Return Grandchild Clause

Contact: Laura Frank, lfrank@urj.org, 267-234-1497
Jews around the world are experiencing a rise in antisemitism on a scale not seen in nearly 80 years. As such, it is deeply disturbing to see members of Israel’s likely new governing coalition advancing an effort to shun those worldwide who identify as Jews, including those who are fleeing horrific violence, persecution, and discrimination based on their Jewishness, either through revoking recognition of Reform, Conservative, and modern Orthodox conversions or abolishing the Law of Return’s grandchild clause.