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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hunger

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hunger

At the Consultation: Hear From Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
Posted on Monday April 20, 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. This year’s Consultation will feature Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, among many other luminaries. Tune in to the live stream of Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner’s installation as Director of […]

At Consultation: Advocate For Economic Justice
Posted on Friday April 17, 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. This year’s Consultation will highlight issues of economic justice, including such issues as paid sick days, raising the minimum wage, and ending poverty. As people of faith, our Jewish values […]

Prepping for Consultation on Conscience: Advocacy 101
Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

We’re excited to welcome our Consultation on Conscience participants to Washington, D.C. in just over a week! In addition to briefings with public policy decision makers and the Reform Movement’s own social action leaders, we’ll head to Capitol Hill for a lobby day, meeting with Senators and Representatives to lift up our Reform Jewish voices […]

SNAP to It: Time to End Food Insecurity
Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

Now that it is Passover, boxes of matzah are abundant in the RAC office. Jews around the world are eating matzah instead of leavened bread to remember how the Jewish were slaves in the land of Egypt. Although matzah may not be the most delicious food, we are lucky to be able to eat something of […]

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Food Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Food Justice

Putting the Jew in Sustainable Food Justice
Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

By Becky Wasserman Sustainable food is trendy. More and more, people gloat about the heritage, organic, local tomatoes they bought from the farmer’s market and scoff at the McDonald’s burger. While it’s great that more people are starting to consider the human and environmental impacts of their consumption habits, an even bigger hurdle awaits in […]

Bo: Liberation
Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

By Sarah Newman This piece is crossposted from Neesh Noosh. This week, in Bo, the remaining three plagues—locusts, darkness and the death of first-born sons–-are inflicted upon the Egyptians. While Egypt was shrouded in darkness, “all Israelites enjoyed light in their dwellings” (Bo, 10: 23).  How, despite the plagues and the continuing hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, […]

Making Sure That Children Count
Posted on Tuesday November 11, 2014

Children represent an incredibly important part of the country, for they are one-quarter of the population. Beyond the numbers, children will be our next generation of workers and leaders. The share of federal funding directed towards children has declined and today amounts to under 8 percent of the overall budget. In 2013, over 14.7 million […]

Five Jewish Things You Can Do to Celebrate Food Day
Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Tomorrow, October 24, is Food Day, a nationwide celebration of the movement for sustainable, healthy, affordable food. Food Day envisions food that is healthy, affordable, produced with care for environmental sustainability, farm animals and the farmers and laborers who grow, harvest, and serve our food. Food Day’s themes also touch on public health, food education […]