Advocacy & Activism

Learn about key social justice issues through a Reform Jewish and moral lens, and contact Congress through our Legislative Action Center!

The passion for social justice is reflected in the ancient words of our prophets and sages and in the declarations of our Movement’s leaders throughout its history. The ancient command “Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof! Justice, justice shall you seek!” constantly reverberates in our ears. It has become deeply embedded in the Reform Jewish psyche. This charge has led to a long and proud tradition of political activism by the Reform Movement.

Learn more about the importance of advocacy to the Reform Movement

Legislative Action Center

Here you will find a variety of action opportunities on key legislative issues and an opportunity to tell congress what's on your mind.

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Resources for Contacting Elected Officials

Use these resources with your congregation, youth group, or community. They will help you contact your local, state, provincial, or federal elected officials to communicate your thoughts about a social

Key Issues

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Racial Justice

The Reform Movement works in partnership with representatives from diverse communities to fight the structural racism that is embedded in our society and to advance justice for all people.

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Separation of Church and State

The First Amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of American religious freedom, ensuring through the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause that the government does not support religious practices.

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Health Care and Congress

Health Care

Millions of Americans live without health insurance, and attacks on the Affordable Care Act and other areas of the health care system have resulted in millions of people without health insurance.

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Economic Justice

The Reform Movement has always acted upon fundamental Jewish ideals by advocating for children, the poor, the disenfranchised, the elderly, the sick, those with disabilities, and the "stranger among us."