Our state-based affiliates in California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas build power, mobilize congregations and engage the Reform Jewish community nationwide in the pursuit of justice. We partner with diverse communities to meaningfully impact local and state legislation.
A project of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, RAC-MA is a locally led movement of Massachusetts Reform Jewish communities organizing across lines of difference to build a more just commonwealth for all. RAC-MA mobilizes the power of 40 congregations representing nearly 14,000 households from across the state to represent the voice and conscience of the Reform Jewish movement. RAC-MA's inaugural state issue campaign, focused on housing justice, launched in June of 2023.
June 14, 2022
On Sunday, June 12, 2022, congregants and clergy from over twenty Reform synagogues gathered at Temple Shalom of Newton for the launch of RAC-Massachusetts, the Religious Action Center’s ninth and newest statewide project. The room had an energy I haven’t felt since before the pandemic, reminding everyone there what can happen when we are in community.
June 17, 2021
In late May, RAC-IL helped secure a landmark immigrant justice victory in Illinois as the state legislature passed the Illinois Way Forward Act (SB 667) on the final day of the 2021 legislative session. This bill, which Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign this summer, strictly limits local...
June 4, 2021
RAC-NJ’s first issue campaign to “Ban the Box in Housing” by supporting the Fair Chance in Housing Act (A1919/S250) scored a major victory when the bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature on June 3.