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Group of somber people wearing orange clothing and holding a banner that says WEAR ORANGE

On Friday, June 5, we observe Wear Orange Day, a national day of awareness about the scourge of gun violence in the United States. We wear orange to call attention to the epidemic of gun violence facing our country, and to fight for a future free from gun violence. 

Katie Wysong
Closeup of rusted prison cell bars

The Book of Proverbs instructs us to “speak up for those who cannot speak...to raise our voices on behalf of the vulnerable and downtrodden.” (Proverbs 31:8-9). The individuals who make up America’s prison population are isolated, vulnerable, and voiceless.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi Hilly Haber
Male icon and female icon sitting upon coins on a seesaw to represent the gender wage imbalance
March 31 marks how far into the new year women must work to receive in wages what their male counterparts earned in the previous calendar year. 
 
 
Katie Wysong
Somber male doctor looking over his shoulder while wearing scrubs and a face mask

I run the Squirrel Hill Health Center, a nonprofit federally funded community health center in Pittsburgh. Many people have asked me what it feels like in the trenches. The answer? We feel very much alone.

Susan Friedberg Kalson
Closeup of US Capitol building

Led by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the Reform Jewish community is working with partner organizations across a broad range of issues to urge Congress to pass robust legislation to protect vulnerable individuals and communities.

Allison Grossman
Silhouette of seven women holding hands with arms raised against a sunset

On Sunday, March 8, we observe International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Kate Kaput
Reform Jewish students visiting Selma, Alabama

Learn how a trip in the South helped a group of Reform Jewish teens confront racial inequality and explore their own connections to promoting racial justice.

Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser
Protesters marching; one carrying a sign that says women's rights are human rights

Our endeavors in support of Reproductive Justice and its leaders will help build a world in which all people can shape their sexual and reproductive lives with dignity.

Ally Karpel
Small child holding an Israeli flag being carried on his father's shoulders

Two Reform rabbis consider the core values of classical Zionism in Israel’s Declaration of Independence and ask: Can Israel become both a Jewish and a democratic state? 

Rabbi Stanley M. Davids
A white correspondence card with a handwritten Thank you! on it, halfway out of a red envelope

After visiting his transgender son during his first semester away at college, a father writes a loving note, thanking him for being an inspiration.

Rabbi Peter Kessler

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