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Green highway signs indicating proximity Alabama River and the town of Selma

A few weeks ago, 32 of us from my synagogue, Am Shalom in Glencoe, traveled to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery on a transformational journey led p

Kerry Leaf
Wooden door painted with an American flag with a large lock on it

Secretary of State
The State Department
Washington, DC.

Dear Mr. Secretary,

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Supreme Court Building

In February 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia died, leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court that remains empty to this day. President Obama quickly nominated Judge Merrick Garland from the D.C.

Max Antman
Man in a wheelchair facing a sunrise with his arms up as though celebrating

Our world is going through a major change. We’re exiting the Industrial Age moving into the new era of the Information Age.

Neil Jacobson
Asian woman in a pink knit hat wearing a button that reads MARCH PROUDLY

On Saturday, January 21st, Reform Jews joined marches for women's rights in all 50 states & cities around the world.

Kate Bigam
Womens March protesters carrying a sign for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

On Saturday, January 21, we astonished ourselves. Millions of women and supporters around the globe turned out to demonstrate peacefully for human rights and against hate.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.

Throughout middle school, high school, and winter breaks during college, I observed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jacob Kraus
African-American hand and Caucasia fingers clasped together

As members of the Jewish community, we connect – to one another and to our history – through stories.

Alexa Broida
Martin Luther King marching in Selma with Black and Jewish leaders

Albert Vorspan was present at every milestone of the early civil rights movement, serving as the point person for the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

On December 8, the National Center for Transgender Equality released the findings from the

Max Antman


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