RAC

RAC

Hand sin the darkness holding a candle

The Reform Jewish community faced the tragic task last week of burying our own: Among the 17 people gunned down in last Wednesday’s Parkland school shooting were Reform Jewish teens and a teacher.

Zachary Herrmann
Smiling campers in Camp Harlam shirts looking off camera

Senator Tammy Duckworth's words rang in my ears as I thought about our work at camp – helping children be seen for who they are and their potential, rather than be limited or diminished for their struggles.

Lori Zlotoff
Cutout paper people holding hands while balancing on a globe

If your congregation is ready to join this call to action, we can help to help you bring the Brit Olam to your congregation’s leadership. 

 
Isabel P. "Liz" Dunst
Closeup of a stop sign riddled with bullets

Thoughts, prayer, and words are appropriate – but they’re not sufficient. Our words need to be followed by long overdue actions and hard work.

Daryl Messinger
Lighted faces of teenagers holding candles in the dark

It is in these moments of darkness that Jewish tradition compels us to be brave, to seek the light. We are, as we read in Zechariah 9:12, asirei hatikvah, prisoners of hope.  

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
The word EQUALITY spelled out in wooden Scrabbble tiles sitting atop a rainbow printed surface

Understanding is only half the battle. Progress is achieved on a continual basis, and to create truly inclusive spaces for LGBTQ people, organizations must do more than understand the issues.

Max Antman
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
Male hand holding a white megaphone against a chalkboard

As a community of faith, it is incumbent upon us not only to express this outrage but to present and advocate for life-saving solutions to the problem of gun violence. Aiding the passage of Initiative 594, we did exactly that.

Rabbi Aaron Meyer
President Trump on stage at the AIPAC Policy Conference with his face shown on large screens about the podium

When we disagree with this Administration, as we have with presidents from both parties over many decades, we do so as clearly and powerfully as we can.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Posed group of smiling Jewish and Muslim teens

We encounter a world with increasing acts of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. If we can just learn to speak to one another, to appreciate our similarities and understand our differences, we might be able to make this world a better place.

Rabbi Paul Jacobson