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.
As a project of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, RAC-NJ seeks to organize across lines of difference to ensure that our Reform Jewish values, including pikuach nefesh (saving lives), chesed (compassion), and tzedek (justice), are included in policymaking as our state leaders work to build a more just and compassionate society for all New Jersey residents.
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.
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.