Throughout 2019, the Religious Action Center worked across North America, and at the state level in the United States, to advance principles of justice, wholeness, and compassion.
If someone told me as a high school senior that after graduating college, I’d find myself working in Washington, D.C. for the largest Jewish denomination in North America, I would have been skeptical. In the years following my Bar Mitzvah, I barely set foot in temple.
Before members of Congress leave Washington for the holidays, they need to rectify a crisis of their and the Trump administration’s own making.
Congress’s last week in session in 2019 was dramatic, tense, and consequential for millions of people in America and around the world.
I “got the call” to the rabbinate my junior year in college. After speaking to my parents, I went to talk to my Hillel rabbi. He asked me, “Rachel, do you really want to be a rabbi? Or do you just want to be a more observant Jew?”