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Teens with march signs in front of the Capitol Building

Here are nine ideas to ensure your signs – like your voices – reflect your Jewish values at gun violence prevention marches and rallies this Shabbat.

Kate Kaput
Two Jewish teen boys holding a sign that says I Am a Reform Jewish and I Support Gun Violence Prevention

For too long, Congress – and, indeed, all of America – has stood idly by, mass shooting after mass shooting, refusing to take action.

Kate Kaput
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 preventing gun violence.

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
Image taken from the back of an outdoor sanctuary space with a rabbi on the bimah at the front and showing the backs of the heads of campers with their arms around one another

When you think back on your life, how has it been informed or influenced by Reform Jewish practice, experiences, and community?

Elena Paull
Four college aged friends in colorful clothing sitting on a bench together smiling and making funny faces

It’s that time of the year again: moving into new dorms and apartments, buying pens and notebooks, and double-checking schedules to make sure you get to the right class.

Evan Traylor
Group photo of L'dor v'dor participants in Prague

What better way to teach our teens about their place in history than by offering them a chance to experience Jewish life in Europe and Israel.

Dr. Evie Rotstein
The author with his husband and son

When my son Jacob asks how he was made, I’ll have the answer ready: “God, science, and a whole lot of love.” Of course, there are many more details to his story…

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg
Six teens walking in an open expanse of the Negev Desert

Recently, I followed 40 teens and their leaders into the Negev at the start of their discovery journey in Israel. May the experience touch their emotions and their souls.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
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


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