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Aerial view of an empty chair at a wooden table

When we gather on April 19 and 20 to mark the first two nights of Passover, we will pray. And we will ask aloud: What makes this year’s seders different from all others

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Two high school girls holding gun violence prevention signs at a march

On the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, we remember the lost lives and the lost innocence of an entire generation that is using its voice to stop gun violence.

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman
Two female students holding gun violence prevention signs at a march

Tonight marks the Sabbath before the yahrzeit for 14 youths and three adults shot to death at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Street view of Tree of Life Congregation building in Pittsburgh

It was Sunday morning. There should have been parents dropping off children for Sunday school, people out walking dogs, running, biking. Instead it was just… silent.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Teen wearing Converse and holding backpack against a brick wall

On Saturday night, I asked my 15-year-old son how he was doing. Was he scared? Overwhelmed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone
Caution tape across greenery

The horrific and deadly attack on Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh marks one of the darkest days in American Jewish history.

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Members of Temple Beth Orr at a March for Our Lives event

Days after the shooting in Parkland, a congregant asked me to go to the high school with her to offer a prayer. My encounter there helped me and my community turn crisis to opportunity.

Rabbi Marci R. Bloch
Reform Jewish teens seen from behind at gun violence prevention march

I don't want my daughter to know we live in a world in which she could get shot in her second-grade classroom. Am I too protective? Too naive? Too selfish?  

Lisa Samick
Reform Jewish students at March for Our Lives

As a follow-up to last month’s March for Our Lives, Reform Jewish young people have designated April 10th as a National Call-In Day for Gun Violence Prevention.

Logan Zinman Gerber
Jewish young adult holding a sign about gun violence prevention in front of a March for Our Lives banner

We are urging Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that would improve public safety, prevent gun violence, and save lives. After you've made your call, let us know how it went!

NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

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