Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

Press Release


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
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    Rabbi David Saperstein, senior advisor, Union for Reform Judaism and director emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: “Today, we mourn the passing of Al Vorspan, former senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and director emeritus of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, who died on Sunday, February 17, at age 95. Vorspan, who worked tirelessly to found and strengthen the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., was one of the g’dolei hador, “great ones” of Jewish social justice work

    Collage of Rabbi Rick Jacobs and other Reform leaders on Capitol Hill with members of the 116th Congress

    I was in Washington, D.C., to celebrate with some old friends, and some new friends, as they were sworn in as members of the 116th Congress.

    Rabbi Rick Jacobs
    Finger holding a red and white sticker that reads I VOTED

    Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved with the RAC this month – plus a few other updates of social justice work from around the Movement:

    Liz Mitlak
    A pile of voter signs in red white and blue with small American flags sprinkled atop them

    Reform Jewish women have the power to shape their Jewish community and beyond. This Movement empowers those who claim it as their own to take part in appraising its past and building its future. 

    Elizabeth Leff