Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

Rabbi Jonah Pesner standing at a podium addressing the URJ Biennial with two other speakers on each side of him

Editor's note: The text that follows was presented before a live audience at the 2019 URJ Biennial.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
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Grounded in Jewish values, the Fain Awards are presented to congregations who advocate for and organize around pressing social justice issues, protect vulnerable populations, and engage across lines of difference. We hope that the work of this year's recipients inspires others to move into deeper action.

Sophie Raim
URJ Biennial podium empty on stage

The resolution does not define what form reparations ought to take. Instead, just like congressional legislation calling for a committee to study and develop proposals for reparations, which the resolution endorses, we consider it our moral duty to “seek an end to ignorance.” 

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We are living in an urgent time. Reform Jewish communities are pursuing justice through the Brit Olam at the local, state/provincial, and federal levels to bring about a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion.

Cara Fisher
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Right in between the largest-ever Consultation on Conscience and the launch of the Reform Movement’s 2020 civic engagement campaign, we are excited to offer a social justice “intensive” track, a cluster of connected learning sessions offers a deeper dive into priority issues and community organizing training.

 

Cara Fisher
Press Release
Press Release

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October 11, 2019

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to Removal of U.S. Troops at Turkish-Syrian Border

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
Past Fain Award winners posing in front of a Religious Action Center banner with their award

We invite you to submit a project for the 2019 Fain Awards. Learn more and apply now.

    the Religious Action Center
    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