The Work in Process: RAC Day of Action 2023
May 19, 2023
After a day of climate action lobbying with the Religious Action Center (RAC) on Capitol Hill, I found myself staring at a small patch of purple flowers planted between the sidewalk and the street. It was an adrenaline-fueled day, and the jarring contrast of these tall, weedy pops of color against the street traffic and brutalist architecture compelled me to pause, then cry.
The URJ at 150 and Founding of the RAC
May 8, 2023
Sixty-two years ago, the founders of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) stood in the White House Garden and presented President John F. Kennedy with a historic Torah from the Isaac Mayer Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. This auspicious anniversary allows us to look back on milestones like this one with pride as we renew our inspiration.
ARZENU Delegates Reflect on 38th World Zionist Congress
May 8, 2023
At the recent 38th Congress in April 2023, the Reform Zionist movement brought 40 delegates under the umbrella ARZENU. Delegates came from around the world to Israel.
Reform Movement Leaders React to Launch of U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
The White House's new national strategy to combat antisemitism is a strong and innovative approach in the battle against rising hate in America. We commend President Biden and the Administration for their thorough, all-encompassing whole-of-government effort to produce a strategy that is inclusive and recognizes the diversity and plurality of our Jewish communities and the threats they face online, in their day-to-day lives, and their communal life.
Reform Movement Applauds Results of World Zionist Congress Resolutions Vote
The resolutions notably included an appeal for the Israeli government to refrain from implementing its planned judicial overhaul.
Reform Movement Affirms Commitment to Transgender Rights
As leaders representing the Reform Jewish Movement, we join together to affirm our unequivocal support for transgender rights.
This Week's Torah Portion
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal, they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2
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