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Gun Violence Prevention

Dozens of teens standing on the Tallahassee Capitol steps wearing PARKLAND STRONG signs and carry gun violence prevention signs

I hope you saw the news stories about buses of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, making their way to Florida’s Capitol to plead with their legislators about preven

Zoe Terner
Closeup of a police siren in the dark with colorful but blurry lights  in the distance

As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Kaput
Little girl hugging her father while holding a teddy bear

As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.

Tammy Kaiser, M.S.J.E.
Torn red paper heart held together by a Bandaid against a white background

 A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. 

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Closeup of a black handgun lying on a dictionary definition of gun violence

Tragically, 2017 has been a particularly deadly year for gun violence. Partner with us in the struggle to prevent gun violence – join the National Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat.

Matt Fidel
Vegas skyline at twilight against a light orange colored sunset

As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience and not stand idly by the blood of our neighbor. We offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Bigam
Rabbi Jonah Pesner delivers a prayer at the National Cathedrals interfaith vigil for victims of the Las Vegas shootings

At the Washington National Cathedral's interfaith prayer service to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I offered the following words of comfort and prayer.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Bullet casing lying on broken ground

The Mourners Kaddish begins "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'may rabba," "Exalted and Holy be Your great name" - yet little feels holy today, following another mass shooting.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Collage of people wearing orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, when people across the country take actions big and small to fight gun violence in the United States.

Adam Friedman and Asher Suloway-Baker
stop sign with bullet holes

I appreciate proactive disaster management for all types of emergencies, but a recent lockdown drill at my kids’ school sent me reeling.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman


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