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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
Farm workers harvesting in the field

Recently, members of my temple demonstrated at a Wendy’s, urging the company to join the Fair Food Program to ensure living wages and safe conditions for farm workers.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Montage of fall folliage, leaves,pine cones, and small gourds

This original prayer is a reminder to all of us to rejoice in life's blessings and to share the bounty of God's gifts.

Alden Solovy

My adult children in both America and Israel have expressed concern over the outcome of the American elections. This letter is my contribution to their thinking.

Rabbi Stanley Ringler

Genesis teaches that every person is created in the Divine image. Knowing that, we are instructed to greet each person as if we were greeting God. Yet, too often, we don’t greet others at all; we look right past them.

Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein

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