Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

Three teenage boys wearing URJ 6 Points Sports Academy shirts

On February 14, 2018, everything changed: That’s the day 17 people were killed in the shooting at my school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, FL.

Jason Halpern
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
Teens with their bck to the camera holding gun violence prevention signs at March for Our Lives

 One year after the tragedy, we also want to lift up the memories of the 17 people killed and encourage Reform Jews to engage in tikkun olam, repairing the world, in their honor.

Logan Zinman Gerber
One hand reaching out to give a flower to another

The mission of the URJ is to build a world of wholeness, justice, and compassion. Now more than ever, we must be strong and resolute in this important mission.

Debbie Niederman
Closeup of the lights atop a police car

 All of us are hurting as we try to make sense of the horrific and deadly attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

the Union for Reform Judaism
Childrens hands touching one adult hand

Here is my plan, all or parts of which you may wish to replicate in your own congregation in the days to come

Anne Berman-Waldorf
Closeup of a person holding a globe under their arm like a soccer ball

Here is my plan, all or parts of which you may wish to replicate in your own congregation in the days to come, along with additional resources for Jewish educators.

Michelle Shapiro Abraham
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