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Washington, D.C., August 4, 2016 – In response to the release of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, ARZA: The Association of Reform Zionists of America, the American Conference of Cantors, Men of Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, and the North American Federation of Temple Youth:
Washington, D.C., August 9, 2016 – With general election season well underway, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is launching a new nonpartisan initiative to promote voter protection and participation across the country, beginning with a joint kick-off event with the NAACP on August 18 in Raleigh, NC.
Washington, D.C., August 12, 2016 –This week, 20 Jewish groups together submitted comments coordinated by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule regarding predatory payday lending. The comments reflected the organizations’ shared commitment to helping build a society where lending is used as a step toward opportunity, rather than as a stumbling block. The full text of the letter follows:
In many parts of the country, August is a time to restart our engines after the slower, lazy days of summer. As parents, we’re getting our kids back to school and as synagogue leaders, we’re preparing for the High Holidays. To those of you who took on new roles in your congregation during the summer, whether for the first time or as a veteran leader in a new post, Baruch haba (Welcome)! We’re delighted to have you among the Reform Movement’s leadership ranks.