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As I enter a new phase of life as a retired person, I have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer for causes at the intersection of Judaism and social justice.

Ellen Olshansky
Reform Jewish women pose together in from of an ark while in Israel together during Rosh Chodesh

We read in Pirkei Avot, “Be among the disciples of Aaron – seek peace and pursue it.” One of our highest aspirations as Jews is to establish peace within our homes, within our communities, and in o

Rabbi Dr. Linda Henry Goodman
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Here’s what you can do to ensure that we continue to make progress toward pay equity.

    Ally Karpel
    A crowd at the Women's March

    The upcoming Women’s March has prompted challenging and heartfelt conversations and raised myriad questions. As one might expect, we are not of one mind.

    Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
    Little girl wearing a superhero mask and boxing gloves

    With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is the time for women to mobilize using the fearless power of their voices.

    Susannah R. Cohen
    LGBT rainbow flag blowing against a blue sky

    The Reform Jewish community has welcomed, embraced and fought for LGBTQ people and continues to do so even now as transgender individuals are under attack by our government.

    Rabbi Denise L. Eger
    Young girl with blonde curls dressed in superhero costume with mask and boxing gloves

    Equal Pay Day symbolizes the extra time women, on average, need to work each year to earn the same salary as men.

    Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
    Women march behind a banner that says JUSTICE AND EQUALITTY FOR ALL

    I turn to you, our elected representatives, to let you know that I am holding you accountable .I am a values voter, and these are the values that will determine my future votes.

    Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

    It began as many new relationships do: I was curious but tentative. How would this new entity fit into my life? Did I really need it? Could I make room for it in my over-stuffed brain and on my increasingly crowded bookshelves? I received The Torah: A Women’s Commentary as a gift during my fourth year of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

    Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein


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