Religious Action Center

Religious Action Center

This evening we launch Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation, the Reform Movement’s nonpartisan election year voting rights initiative. Here's how you can participate, tonight and beyond.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

This High Holidays season, as we think about racial justice and voting rights this late summer and fall, we’re also thinking about other key issues that are important to repairing our broken world and combating racial injustice.

By Sarah Greenberg

Rev. William Barber and NAACP President Cornell Brooks have asked us to build on our significant participation in America's Journey for Justice last summer by protecting the right to vote this election year. We’re saying “Yes" by launching Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation. Here's how we're doing our part and how you can lead the effort.

Rabbis Rick Jacobs, Steven A. Fox, & Jonah Dov Pesner

“If I survived, it must be for some reason.” Elie Wiesel spoke those words in a New York Times interview in 1981. Throughout his life, Wiesel lived with purpose and lent meaning to his survival. As a witness to the most extreme atrocities and in his lifetime as an activist, he changed the way we think about human rights and the way we understand our responsibility to each other.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision in Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt, ruling 5-3 to overturn the medically unnecessary provisions found in Texas House Bill 2, which would have created an undue burden on women's health clinics across the state.

Kate Bigam

Here are three things you can do during the month of June to honor and celebrate LGBT rights.

Tracy Wolf

A congregation at Temple Sholom in Canada chose decided to privately sponsor two families from Syria.

Karen Wallace Lipson

I will be in the arena today at AIPAC’s Policy Conference to hear Donald Trump and the other Presidential candidates who present at AIPAC. Here's why.

Daryl Messinger
American flag and podium

The challenges that confront us as a nation and as Reform Jews are complex and varied. But what remain constant are our commitment to Torah and the imperative of speaking truth to power.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

As Jews and American citizens we have an obligation to participate in the election process to ensure that our country's policies at the local, state and national levels reflect our commitment to social justice. It is our civic duty to register promptly, to educate ourselves and others about the critical issues, and to vote!

Tracy Wolf