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Read the latest updates and learn more about criminal justice through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

From Heartbreak to Action: Racial Inequality in California
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

by Rabbi Rebekah Stern I lay in bed one night late last summer, scrolling, as I often do, through my Facebook newsfeed on my phone. As a congregational rabbi and a mother of two young children—a now almost five-year old girl and two-year old boy—these last moments before I fall asleep are the only ones […]

At the Consultation: Black-Jewish Relations Past, Present and Future
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

At the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience April 26-28, 2015, we are thrilled to have Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri and Aaron Jenkins of Operation Understanding DC lead a workshop on how congregations can engage in the important civil rights work of our time. Rabbi Talve will speak about her […]

At Consultation: Addressing Injustice in our Justice System
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

At the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience on April 26-28, Reform rabbis and social action leaders from across the country will gather to hear experts speak about the crucial issues of today – including racial and economic justice. On Monday morning of the Consultation, we have the privilege of hearing from Bryan Stevenson, the founder and […]

Another Tragic Shooting Highlights Urgent Need for Action
Posted on Wednesday April 08, 2015

We mourn the tragic death of Walter Scott this past weekend in North Charleston, South Carolina and send our thoughts and prayers to his family and community. Over the past year, our nation’s consciousness has been raised as we have watched Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and so many more tragically and unnecessarily lose […]

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