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Hate Crimes

Read the latest updates and learn more about how we are working to combat hate crimes through a Reform Jewish perspective. 

Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

IRAC and the URJ Stand Together Against Hateful Attacks in Israel
Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Israel Religious Action Center has long brought our attention to the long, hard work that needs to be done to rid our Jewish homeland from violence, hate and discrimination. Unfortunately, IRAC was forced to remind us last week of just how much work there is to do. On Wednesday and Thursday, two religious buildings […]

The Status of the States: LGBT Equality Across the US in 2014
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Last month, the Human Rights Campaign and the Equality Federation Institute released their 2014 State Equality Index (SEI), which analyzes the state of LGBT rights in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Although the fight for marriage equality is often in the headlines, this report highlights the many other laws that impact LGBT people, […]

Remembering the Chapel Hill Shooting
Posted on Friday February 13, 2015

I didn’t know Deah, Yusor, or Razan, so my grief over the past few days is not as immediate as their friends, family, and acquaintances, for whom I wish comfort in the wake of this unspeakable tragedy. I’ve found myself going through stages of anger, depression, and guilt recently. Even though I did not know […]

Concerning Act of Anti-Semitism at UC Davis
Posted on Tuesday February 03, 2015

Early Saturday morning, two swastikas were painted on the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house at University of California Davis. The police have deemed the attack a hate crime. Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and other UC Davis officials condemned the crime in a statement saying, “this kind of behavior is not only repugnant and a gross […]

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