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A Rabbi’s Reflections from Roanoke

On Thursday, June 25, I traveled to Roanoke, Virginia with Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg and other voting rights advocates from the DC metropolitan area. There, we joined with hundreds of concerned Americans to mark the 2 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and left voters vulnerable to discrimination. Together, we rallied for voting rights and urged Congress, especially House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, to hold a hearing and restore voting rights for all. Read more…


L’Taken Registration Opens Today!

It’s that time again – L’Taken time! Congregations, take note: Registration opens today for the RAC’s L’Taken Social Justice Seminars for high schools students, with six weekends this November through March for your congregations’ youth to visit Washington, D.C. for an incredible social justice experience. Every year, nearly 2,000 high school-aged students participate in this unique program, designed to expose students to a variety of public policy issues, explore the Jewish values surrounding these issues, and teach the skills of an effective advocate.

This video is just a quick glimpse of what L’Taken participants can expect on their visit to D.C.: Read more…