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Context and Jewish Values In the past decade, California voters and lawmakers, encouraged by RAC-CA, enacted more than a dozen legal changes that have prioritized local public safety rehabilitation programs over long prison sentences. These reforms have saved hundreds of millions of dollars by...
RAC-CA endorses Proposition 16, which would once again allow consideration of race, gender, and ethnicity (affirmative action) in state government - specifically contracting and procurement, employment, and university admissions - after a 24-year ban.
RAC-CA endorses Proposition 17, which would amend the state constitution to allow people who are on parole for felonies to vote. Jewish Values: As Reform Jews, we believe that our democracy is strongest when everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Thank you for signing up to postcard with the Reclaim Our Vote Campaign! The Religious Action Center is proud to be partnering with the Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim Our Vote Campaign. Before you get started it is important to watch this postcard training video from the Center for Common Ground, which provides detailed instructions on how to correctly fill out your postcards.
We are not currently offering the Social Justice Academy with our programs beginning to resume in-person. Our commitment to the pursuit of justice and providing meaningful opportunities for our high school students is unwavering. To that end, we launched the RAC Social Justice Academy—a new program for the 2020-2021 year to offer meaningful, fun and actionable Jewish social justice education in a virtual setting in light of the injustice the pandemic laid bare.
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Challah is one of the ways I “do” Judaism in a tangible way, my attempt at hidur mitzvah (beautifying the fulfillment of the commandment). Personalizing mitzvot is a way all of us can approach and enrich our connections to Judaism.
On the season finale of Wholly Jewish season 2, we are joined by NYU student and college organizer Noa Baron (they/them)! Noa shares the personal and Jewish and significance of their name (and their Jewish name-changing ceremony), the importance of deep listening to the queer community, their aspirations as a trans Jewish leader, and the beauty LGBTQ+ Jews bring to the Jewish community.
Strictly speaking, Thanksgiving isn’t a Jewish holiday, but we know many Jews take this time to give thanks, affirm the many contributions Indigenous People have made, take the time to learn about the land we are on, pursue justice, and connect with those we love most.