In 1994, Rabbi Robert Klensin urged the congregants of his Arnold, MD reform Jewish synagogue, Temple Beth Shalom, to take a stand on gun violence prevention. Now, 30 years later, his grandson, 17-year-old Elijah Paul, carried the torch l'dor vador.
On March 20, we will prepare to engage voters from marginalized communities as we launch our 2024 Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign!
Today, thanks to your efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a stand for the freedom to breathe, announcing strong final rules limiting soot pollution.
Three 10th graders from Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, California participated in the L'Taken Social Justice Seminar in January 2024 and delivered this speech to their members of Congress.
The 2024-2025 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship Focuses on Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Participants in the Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship are key to the work we do to educate, inspire and mobilize the Reform Jewish Movement to advocate for social justice. But for many years, the fellowship has not fully reflected the diversity of the Reform Movement and wider Jewish community. Amid today's divided climate, our commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion is more important than ever.
As we kick off 2024, the Religious Action Center (RAC) is excited to partner with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies to host our annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD).
The URJ and WRJ are proud to sponsor NCJW's Repro Shabbat February 9-10 (Parshah Mishpatim), when the Reform Jewish Movement will join with the wider Jewish community to recommit ourselves to reproductive health and rights.
While the attacks on registering and voting have become more sophisticated and less overtly violent, the attacks have gone on unabated since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Today we find ourselves facing down questions about our ability to fully realize the promise of our multiracial democracy.
On December 13, 2023, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case that will determine the future of access to medication abortion in the United States: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, et al. v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, et al.
Congress is currently working to pass a funding bill that would address a wide range of global and domestic efforts. Including military aid for Israel, humanitarian aid for Palestinians, and $1 billion for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which will help enhance the safety of our congregations across the country.