social justice

social justice

View from bimah of Consultation on Conscience 2017 participants filling sanctuary (including the balcony)

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism recently concluded its 2017 Consultation on Conscience.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Male hand holding a white megaphone against a chalkboard

Sustained moral outrage must be our only response to the prevalence of firearm-related deaths in our country.

Rabbi Aaron Meyer
Screencap of panel on Meet the Press featuring Rabbi David Saperstein

Rabbi David Saperstein, senior adviser to the URJ and director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, was a recent guest on a Meet the Press

Kate Bigam
L'Taken participants celebrating Havdalah at the Lincoln Memorial

One of my favorite parts of each L’Taken Social Justice weekend is greeting each congregation in front of the Capitol Building after

Rabbi Michael Namath
Passover seder setup with a small chalkboard that reads Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof

During Passover, the annual season of celebrating our redemption from slavery and oppression, we are confronted with the juxtaposition of our own

Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller and Alexa Broida

Returning from Israel on the 2017 URJ Board Mission last week, I met a woman giving out mishloach manot, gift baskets of food, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Miriam Chilton
Posed group of smiling Jewish and Muslim teens

In August 2014, many of us around the country watched news reports pertaining to the brutal and vicious beheading of American James Foley by ISIS. We were stunned and deeply upset.

Rabbi Paul Jacobson
Trans flag blowing in the wind against a blue sky

Yesterday, President Trump announced his decision to overturn a federal rule making the nation's public schools welcoming and safe for transgender students. The Reform Movement laments this serious

Lauren Theodore
Group of multiracial teens and adults standing on stage in front of a NFTY sign

For more than 75 years, NFTY has been taking action to create a more just, whole and compassionate world.

NFTY