Church State Separation

Church State Separation

Side view of empty synagogue pews zoomed in on wooden carving of Star of David design at the ends of the pews

On Thursday, May 4, President Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty, which included a provision related to the “Johnson Amendment.” What does this mean for synagogues?

Barbara Weinstein

The Reform Movement condemns President Trump’s executive order on religious freedom issues in the strongest possible terms.

Press Release

There are eight compelling reasons why the Johnson Amendment should not be changed and the current restrictions left in place.

Screencap of panel on Meet the Press featuring Rabbi David Saperstein

The URJ's Rabbi David Saperstein was a recent guest on a Meet the Press special discussion about the role of religious leaders during a period of heightened political rhetoric

Kate Bigam