Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

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
Hands holding a globe

Recently, the board of my congregation unanimously passed the Brit Olam, committing to act powerfully and together to bring upon the world we want.

Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker
Hands of people of different races holding up a globe

Learn how a new initiative, the Brit Olam, serves as a guidepost and a framework, helping congregations move social justice closer to the center of their communities.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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
Side by side images of Rabbi Jonah Pesner and Reverend William Barber speaking from podiums at past advocacy events

Since the Charlottesville violence, there has been a reckoning and much public reflection about race in America. The result: The sense that business as usual cannot continue.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner & Reverend William Barber
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
Clergy from diferent faiths standing together on an urban street

Learn about the social justice programming that recently earned 17 congregations coveted Fain Awards from the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.

Liz Mitlak
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