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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Developing our own Holiness Code
Posted on Monday April 27, 2015

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to deliver the following words before the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism at the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience: When I discovered that this week’s parsha would be Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, which includes the Holiness Code, the irony was not lost on me. Here I was, the one openly gay […]

At the Consultation: Sunday Programming Begins; A Celebration of Rabbi Saperstein’s RAC Tenure
Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

Today, at the opening day of the Consultation on Conscience, we opened our programming with a short plenary followed by two rich and engaging workshop blocks. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the importance of national paid sick days legislation from Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families; to learn about […]

This Shabbat: Join Congregations Nationwide for a National Weekend of Prayer
Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

Next Tuesday, April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on four combined cases relating to marriage equality. The joint suit is known by one of the cases, Obergefell v. Hodges, and could establish the freedom to marry in all fifty states. As oral arguments approach, the RAC has joined other faith organizations in co-sponsoring a […]

At the Consultation: LGBT Equality From Marriage Equality to Trans Rights
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

On April 26-28, hundreds of Reform Jews will gather in Washington, D.C. for the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience, the Reform Movement’s flagship social justice event. On Monday, April 27 at 2:00 PM, Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, will join Rabbi Denise Eger, President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Jen […]

The Safe Schools Improvement Act would ensure that all school districts have clear and comprehensive policies prohibiting bullying and harassment.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jordan Dashow at (202) 387-2800.