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Students and others at a rally protesting a detention center in Tornillo, TX

Recently, I traveled to Tornillo, TX, to witness and protest the detention camp there. Since my return, the experience has challenged me in ways I did not expect.

Rabbi Daniel K. Alter
Vote buttons, streamers, and confetti, all in red, white, and blue

Today is the day we act by voting – taking the step that will help move us from desiring a better world to building a better world.

Julie Bank
Pile of  red, white, and blue buttons that say VOTE.

Reform Judaism calls upon us to be civically engaged, making a direct call to action to involve ourselves in shaping our institutions to propel our world toward justice. 

Elizabeth Leff
Image of Canadian land mass covered by a maple leaf flag

In Canada, our social justice initiatives focus on child poverty, refugee resettlement, and advocating for the Aboriginal community, among other issues.

Rabbi Cory Weiss
Kutz campers in a group each holding signs about why they vote

My name is Tali, and I just spent three and a half weeks learning how to be an effective and just leader

Tali Meisel
A mans hand clutching at a barbed wire fence against a blue sky

As I watch human tragedies unfold on the U.S.-Mexican border and elsewhere, nothing is helping me more right now than a conversation I had on my radio show On Being with literary historian and author Lyndsey Stonebridge.

Krista Tippett
Photo of the author who is a young blonde man with his long hair pulled back

I knew that this was my time to act. As a Jewish teenager who had just celebrated his bar mitzvah in the holiest place to the Jewish religion, a teenager with a responsibility. 

Evyatar Bar-On
Sign with an angry looking Statue of Liberty that reads GIVE UP YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR YOUR HUDDLES MASSES AND WELL TAKE AWAY THEIR CHILDREN

Imagine being forcibly separated from your loved one. This scenario may evoke thoughts of one of the darkest times in Jewish history. Yet, this is happening today, in America.

Ali Rosenblatt
Silhouette of a family standing against sunset

We must continue to work to realize the Reform Jewish community;s vision of a world where all people experience justice, compassion, and wholeness.

Pat Blum
Person hold Pride flag and using cell phone to photograph a Pride parade

We come from different backgrounds but are driven by a simple shared goal: justice for all LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming folks.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Lizzie Stein

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