I couple weeks ago, I told you about American Apparel's announcement that the clothing company would send free "Legalize Gay: Overturn Prop 8 Now!" shirts to any organization in the D.C. area working for LGBT equality. Last week, the RAC staff's shirts arrived! We're so appreciative to American Apparel, both for its generosity and dedication to equality.
The RAC continued its work for LGBT equality last night at a candlelight vigil,...Read More
Last Wednesday, myself, three of the other RAC legislative assistants, and two of the RAC's Machon Kaplan summer interns headed over to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for an off-the-record briefing with White House officials.
This event brought together young interns and fellows working in the D.C. offices of a wide variety of Arab-American, Jewish-American, and Muslim-American organizations. Over several hours we heard from the Director and several staffers of the newly-created White House Office of Public Engagement, including its most famous staffer, Kalpen Modi (most...Read More
As Congress is working to reconfigure our country's health care system, many are pointing to health systems overseas as examples. Israel has one of the most advanced health care systems in the world, and rivals the United States on everything from quality to cost to coverage. I recently listened to a podcast by the Israel Project in which Dr. Rafi Cayam (Leumit Director of Medicine for the Jerusalem District) and Professor Shlomo Mor Yosef (Director-General, Hadassah Medical Organization) explained how Israel's health... Read More
Molly Goldberg is the Social Action Vice President of the Missouri Valley Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth.
You're sitting in your temple's social hall contemplating the meaning of the week's Torah portion or synagogue office proof reading the newsletter or sanctuary harmonizing in Adon Alom. You take a minute to think: who will be contemplating the Torah here, five years from now? Who will proof read the newsletter in ten? Who will lead my congregation twenty years from now? Fifty?
Your answer: the youth. Those wild...Read More
For those who have ever visited the RAC offices here in Washington D.C., you may have realized that our Dupont Circle location puts us right in the realm of embassy row, the stretch of Massachusetts Ave. that is largely populated by embassies.This has proven convenient when we have protested the genocide in Darfur at the Sudanese Embassy (less than ¼ mile away), sought to influence South Africa's AIDS policies (about a 15 minute walk up the street), or met with Indian... Read More