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Consultation on Conscience, the Reform Movement's flagship social justice conference, is just 17 days away, and we've got lots of exciting speakers to unveil before then. Today, we're thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York's 18th district will join us on Tuesday, April 21st, directly upon returning from a trip to Israel and the Middle East.

Rep. Lowey, a New York native, has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1988, making her one of the longest-serving Jewish members...

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No, this isn't an April's Fools joke! Our rollout of speakers scheduled for the 2009 Consultation on Conscience continues, and today, we're able to announce our third special guest: California's Sen. Barbara Boxer, will be joining us on Tuesday afternoon, April 21. The charismatic Sen. Boxer, who once ran on the gutsy campaign slogan "Barbara Boxer Gives a Damn!," is one of two Jewish women in the Senate (along with fellow California Senator Dianne Feinstein). Sen. Boxer has held her current seat since 1993, after spending a decade in the House of...

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Encamped at Gilgal, in the steppes of Jericho, the Israelites offered the Passover sacrifice on the fourteenth day of the month, toward evening. On the day after the Passover offering, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the country, unleavened bread and parched grain. On the same day, when they ate of the produce of the land, the manna ceased. The Israelites got no more manna; that year they ate of the yield of the land of Canaan.-Joshua 5:10-12

We learn in chapter 5 of Joshua that while the generation of the Exodus had been circumcised in Egypt, their children and...

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We've been hard at work lately getting the latest information about the Consultation on Conscience coming next month for you, dear readers.

Today we can confirm that David Axelrod will address this year's Consultation on Conscience. Mr. Axelrod, a key member of President Obama's Administration and his historic campaign, will address this key community event next month. 

Talking Jewish values and public policy, there is no doubt Mr. Axelrod will offer insight to the priorities of the Administration and the manner in which they will pursue those priorities. 

David...

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March Madness? Indeed! Washington is buzzing with speculation about the speaker lineup at the 2009 Consultation on Conscience. It's THE place to be next month - especially for Jewish social justice activists! RACBlog has the inside scoop on the Consultation's scheduled speakers - so be sure to watch this space for the latest updates. Today's big news is the confirmed attendance of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow! Senator Stabenow is the Chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and a key member of the Senate leadership team.

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