Advocacy

Advocacy

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
Three teen boys holding signs that read REFORM JEWISH STUDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Together, we are committed to building inclusive communities, repairing the world, and pursuing justice. Our work is just beginning. 

Logan Zinman Gerber
Teens and young adults with Reform Movement gun violence prevention signs

Reform Judaism’s young people are stepping forward as leaders -- using the values of our tradition to speak truth to power and promote tikkun olam, repair of our world.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Students with gun violence prevention signs

In the last month, we have witnessed powerful action around gun safety by youth leaders throughout the country – including in our own congregation. Here’s why.

Barri Waltcher
Group of teens holding signs for gun violence prevention in front of an orange March for Our Lives banner

Thousands of Reform Jews around the United States gathered today to participate in March for Our Lives events in Washington, D.C. and satellite events across the country.

Kate Kaput
Young adults holding social justice signs at a march

We hope this list of tips and tricks will help you and your fellow advocates take and share powerful photos and videos thelp drive your social justice work.

Sylvia Levy and Sofi Hersher
Group of two dozen Jewish teens holding gun violence prevention signs

We are told tzedek, tzedek tirdof: justice, justice, shall you pursue. In this moment, your teens – our friends – are pursuing justice.

 
Zoe Terner & Noah Fineberg
The five authors of this piece stand with their arms around one another outdoors on green grass

We were serving on NFTY board on December 14, 2012, when a gunman killed 26 students and teachers, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Evan Traylor, Jordan Rodnizki, Joy Nemerson, Jacob Georginow, & Marlee Ribnick
Aerial view of hundreds of teens holding yellow signs that read JEWS DEMAND ACTION

This is the moment when, truly, the students become the teachers. As Reform Jewish adults, we stand behind our teens and support their efforts while letting them take the lead.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Three teen girls holding signs that says JEWS DEMAND ACTION in front of the US Capitol building

This is a moment unlike any in recent memory – and all over the U.S., Reform Jewish teens are leading the way.

Zachary Herrmann