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The Reform Movement Supports 'Stop the Sirens' Campaign

Stop the Sirens

As Hamas continues to launch hundreds of rockets at targets in the Negev and throughout the center of Israel, our North American Reform Movement is working to help support millions of Israelis in harm's way, many huddled in bomb shelters. As we did two years ago, the Reform Movement has joined with the Conservative Movement and JFNA (the Jewish Federations of North America) to raise and distribute funds to provide emergency aid and alleviate the pain and suffering of our Israeli brothers and sisters.  At times such as these we especially feel connected to our people. We hope you will join us in doing our part by contributing funds to this critical joint effort.

Listen to July 11 Briefing by Haaretz Columnist Ari Shavit, URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs, IMPJ Director Rabbi Gilad Kariv, and ARZA President Rabbi Josh Weinberg:

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Reform Movement Response to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Divestment Vote

In June, delegates assembled at the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly narrowly approved a resolution divesting the denomination's investment holdings from three American companies that do business in Israel. Learn about the Reform Movement's response to this vote:

June 25th Call - Panelists: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism; Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, President, Auburn Seminary; Ethan Felson, Vice President and General Counsel, Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Moderated by Jennifer Kaufman, Chair, Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Appearance on CNN’s “New Day”

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