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Large VOTE sign hanging on a chain link fence with an arrow pointing toward polling place

When my term as youth group president ended, I was not ready to stop my social action and community building efforts, so I decided to run for the local board of education. 

Caleb Herbst
Two teens in tallitot holding gun violence prevention signs at a recent march

Marching this weekend was only part of our journey to end gun violence in America. Our march didn’t end when we headed home. 

Zachary Herrmann
Group of students from Florida wearing MSD Strong shirts

We may never reach a full t’shuvah in our ability to forgive, but we should always strive to make the world better for future generations.​

Rabbi Melissa Stollman
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
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
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

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