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Pile of  red, white, and blue buttons that say VOTE.

Reform Judaism calls upon us to be civically engaged, making a direct call to action to involve ourselves in shaping our institutions to propel our world toward justice. 

Elizabeth Leff
Three VOTE signs in red white and blue

While Jews have not always been afforded the right to vote, voting encompasses several Jewish values.

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Kutz campers in a group each holding signs about why they vote

My name is Tali, and I just spent three and a half weeks learning how to be an effective and just leader

Tali Meisel

Laws that impede or prevent eligible Americans fundamental right to vote do not reflect the values that make our nation a beacon to the world.

Barbara Weinstein

Our Jewish tradition helps us mark many sacred acts with blessings. Why not a blessing for voting?

Rabbi Laura Novak Winer

Too often in our own day, politicians of all stripes seek advantage through the denigration of others, through the promulgation of fear, and through the dissemination of hate. But not all views have validity. Some are anathema to everything we hold dear.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

When I turned 18, I was overjoyed to have the right to vote. I distinctly remember registering to vote as part of a high school government class.

Adam Waters

I enjoyed many trips to Nationals Park this summer to watch the Washington Nationals play, and I’ve been thinking a lot about baseball, our national pastime.

Shira M. Zemel

Two rabbis, a Methodist theologian, and a synagogue’s brotherhood president walk into a national social action event…

Jonathan A. Theodore

With a few days’ distance from the 2014 midterm elections, we are beginning to put the results of this election in context — including what it means for Congress, state legislatures, state laws and

Sarah Greenberg


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