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"We have grave concerns about the new order’s potential impacts on the separation of church and state and civil rights."
"The tragic death of Rabbi Aaron Panken, my teacher, rabbi, and friend, is heartbreaking. Rabbi Panken was a role model since we were in youth group."
"On Monday, May 7, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner represented the Reform Jewish Movement at the Faith in Public Life press conference to urge Congress to reject proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill..."
"The President’s reprehensible reference to human beings as animals is unacceptable. Policy differences can be debated respectfully, without dehumanizing language such as that used yesterday by President Trump."
"The administration’s expected decision to prohibit organizations that perform or refer patients for abortion from receiving Title X grant money erodes women’s reproductive rights and undermines free speech."
"Once again, students have been gunned down in school, transforming a place of learning and safety into one of death and destruction. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with the students, parents, teachers, and all those in Santa Fe, Texas."
"On Monday, May 21, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner will join other leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement will engage in nonviolent civil disobedience with interfaith clergy and activists as partners in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival."
"On Monday, May 21, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, offered remarks at the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival rally prior to engaging in civil disobedience to demand action and awaken our nation's consciousness to the plight of poverty in America."
“We are deeply disappointed by the House of Representatives’ pursuit of the misguided FIRST STEP Act."
“Our Jewish tradition calls on us to welcome the stranger, to treat immigrants fairly, and to empathize with the widow, the stranger, and the orphan because we ourselves were strangers in the land of Egypt."