Advocacy

Advocacy

Rainbow pride flag with Jewish star in the middle

As tzitzit remind us to fulfill God’s commandments, they also must prompt us to display signs of welcome and love, demonstrating people can be themselves in our space.

Caroline Dorn
Four individuals holding a sign that says PROTECT SAFE LEGAL ABORTION

Yesterday, a notorious far-right pundit, attacked me on Twitter for my support for reproductive rights, implying that supporting an individual’s right to make moral decisions about their own health care is antithetical to Jewish values.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Orange sign held into the air reading DO NOT STAND IDLY BY

Is your congregation or community ready to organize around addressing gun violence? Here's how.

Logan Zinman & Sammi Goldsmith
Four somber teen girls holding handmade gun violence prevention signs

We are proud of the progress we have made, and we continue to lead the fight to end gun violence in every community – and, ultimately, to create a safer future for the generations that come after us.

Jess Becker and Zoe Terner
Israeli and American flags blended into one image

Join us in late March, just two weeks before the Israeli general elections, for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Students from Congregation Kol Tikvah outside U.S. Capitol during L'taken weekend

Days before the first anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings we lobbied on Capitol Hill for the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

Zoey Fox-Snider and Casey Sherman
The author and her students creating the sea turtle poster

After my daughter took a sea turtle rescue and conservation tour last summer, she came home with one takeaway: “Mom, the plastic straws have got to go!”

Carolyn Hoera
three photos of people enjoying URJ events

Register now, mark your calendars, and share details of these transformative Reform Movement events and opportunities with your congregational community.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs on a Poor Peoples Campaign podium with other activists and speakers at the recent rally

We stand here today for the human rights of the vulnerable, the forgotten, committed to protecting, lifting up, and empowering all those being neglected and harmed by policies that betray our core values as a country.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Sign outside polling place that says: Vote Here

Defending the right to vote is part of our Movement’s legacy and as the 2018 election season begins, we are launching a powerful, nonpartisan civic engagement campaign.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner