Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

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
Womans hands with red painted fingernails holding a small globe replica

Here are three ways that your congregation can take action through Reform Movement-wide social justice efforts that are grounded in our sacred and enduring Jewish values:

 
    Elizabeth Leff

    Today, the Reform Jewish Movement adds its voice to those calling on the Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner speaking at a dais at the Consultation of Conscience

    I'm excited to build on the connections I made with other CSA members and share what I've learned with other WRJ members and members of my own congregation.

    Karen Goldberg
    Three individuals as part of a larger group marching in some sort of event and carrying a sign that reads DO JUSTICE LOVE MERCY MARCH PROUDLY

    Through our work with congregations pursuing justice across North America, we have identified several principles that can help you strengthen social justice work in your congregation.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner & Amy Asin