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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
Wooden gavel placed atop law books on a desk

I’m an attorney who a year ago knew nothing about immigration law. I’m still far from an expert, and I speak only English. But that hasn’t stopped me from volunteering on immigrant justice cases, hoping with intakes and other interviews using my “legal framed” mind. 

Mark Buchbinder
Hand holding a yellow suicide awareness and prevention ribbon against a wooden table background

In April 2015, when I was 15 years old, I learned that my grandfather had taken his own life after fighting with anxiety and depression for many years.

Leora Greene
Sign on a business reading SORRY WERE CLOSED

We sent a letter to Congress urging them to immediately pass legislation to fully fund the government and end the partial shutdown. 

the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
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
Martin Luther King statue

I joined the Poor People’s Campaign because I am answering the call of the One who calls me to act concerning the poor and disenfranchised.

Rabbi Lisa Bellows
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
Volunteers working behind the scenes in the HUC JIR soup kitchen

At the end of M’gillat Esther, the Jewish people celebrate their survival with merrymaking, feasting, and sending gifts to one another and to the poor.

Juliana Karol, Eliana Fischel, & Eric Abbott

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