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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
Large group of teenagers posing with Rabbi Paul Kipnes in front of the US Capitol Building

We met with the legislative directors who we could sense knew – and they knew that the teens knew – that our teens would be voting in just a few years time.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Rabbi Julia Weisz
NFL helmets with kippot atop them facing off on a football field

Win or lose, both synagogues are encouraging their members to donate the organizations they've chosen. Either way, a lot of Reform Jews will be happy - & a worthy charity will benefit!

Kate Bigam Kaput
Closeup of a dripping home faucet

We can do better than this. We must do better than this. But it will take all of us to be brave and to speak up.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Lines of Jewish marchers on their way to the US Capitol

DREAMers built this movement, we are honored to support it, and we are inspired by those immigrant activists who speak out for their right to stay in the only home they have known. 

Liz Cohen
120 clergy and activists sitting on the floor of a Senate office building while Capitol police look on

There is no time to waste. Every day that passes, about 122 more Dreamers lose their status and protection.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
MLK statue in Washington DC against a blue sky

This year, let us use MLK Day to focus on the civil rights movement happening in the United States today.

Erika Davis & Rebecca Katz
Wooden 2017 numbers on a marble surface with a sparkling gold background

Here are our top 10 Reform Jewish moments of the year, both positive and negative. Do you agree with our choices? What would you add? And happy new year! 

Kate Bigam Kaput
Three peoples hands as they fist bump over a computer table workspace as if celebrating a work victory

I am so grateful that none of us ever have to feel that we are doing the work of Jewish leadership alone. We have an entire movement walking beside us.

Rabbi Rachel Greengrass
Silhouette of a woman holding a guitar above her head at sunset

How much change can one person really accomplish? How effective can a single soul be in casting out shadows, drowning out the dismal drone, and rallying the righteous?

Billy Jonas

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