Washington, D.C., February 1, 2016 – Tomorrow, February 2, the Reform Jewish Movement will join the Metro Industrial Area Foundation for an interfaith press conference...
Washington, D.C., February 13, 2016 – In response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued this statement:
On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose over 900 congregations encompass 1.5 million Jews across North America, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, which represents over 2,000 Reform rabbis, and Women of Reform Judaism that represents more than 65,000 women in nearly 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world, we urge you to uphold your constitutional responsibility to hold timely hearings and a vote on whoever is nominated by President Obama to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
Though our organizations reflect a diverse array of faith traditions, we share a commitment to justice and wise leadership. These values are also cornerstones of American democracy. For this reason, even as we mourn the death of committed public servant Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, we urge you to swiftly fulfill your constitutional responsibility of providing “advice and consent” on whomever is nominated by President Obama to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
Rabbi Limmer: "On Wednesday's Advocacy Day, I saw firsthand the impact that mobilizing in support of social justice can have both on the world and on the Rabbinate."
Rabbis Saperstein: "Today, as we celebrate this major step forward, we must also recommit ourselves to working to end discrimination against LGBT adults wishing to volunteer and work for the Boy Scouts, and indeed in all workplaces across the country."