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  1. Amicus Brief in Support of Unions

    Reconstructionist institutions joined an amicus curiae brief filed by Faith in Public life in the case of Janus vs. AFCME et al. The numerous religious organizations joining the brief did so under the “deep conviction that labor unions are indispensable to achieving social justice. Social justice for laborers has deep roots in scripture and tradition and the importance of unions has been acknowledged by organized religion since the nineteenth century.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-supporting-unions

    Posted on: 2018/01/19 - 12:00am

  2. An Open Letter Concerning the Safety and Future of African Asylum Seekers

    In an open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reconstructing Judaism and the other undersigned organizations urge him to pursue a humane solution for the 39,000 asylum seekers currently within Israel’s borders. The letter is attached as a PDF, and its text follows:

     

    April 5, 2018

    His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister of the State of Israel

    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/open-letter-concerning-safety-and-future-african-asylum-seekers

    Posted on: 2018/04/05 - 6:00pm

  3. National Jewish Group Letter supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among the 55 national Jewish groups joining together in a letter to Senate leaders opposing the House-passed ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/national-jewish-group-letter-supporting-americans-disabilities-act

    Posted on: 2018/04/10 - 12:00am

  4. Joint Letter Urging Secretary of State to Fill Anti-Semitism Special Envoy Position

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among the organizational signatories of this letter directed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to fill the vacant position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/joint-letter-urging-secretary-state-fill-anti-semitism-special-envoy-position

    Posted on: 2018/05/29 - 3:56pm

  5. Amicus brief in California vs. Azar

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association signed onto an amicus curiae brief challenging religious organizations’ claim to exemption from providing, and power to block access to, women’s contraceptive services for their employees. The brief argues that under the Establishment Clause of the U.S.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-california-vs-azar

    Posted on: 2018/05/30 - 12:09pm

  6. Letter opposing nomination of Ronald Mortensen

    (An earlier version of this letter was submitted to the Senate in June 2018.)

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among nineteen national Jewish organizations signing onto a letter of opposition to the nomination of Ronald Mortensen, an anti-immigrant extremist, as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. The full letter is attached in PDF form, and its body text follows:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-nomination-ronald-mortensen

    Posted on: 2019/03/27 - 12:00am

  7. Letter of Concern Regarding Human Rights in Burma

    Reconstructing Judaism is among 46 organizations signing onto a letter of concern by Human Rights Watch about Burma’s human rights record, addressed to the US House and Senate Armed Services Committees. 

     

    Senator Inhofe, Acting Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
    Senator Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
    Rep. Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
    Rep. Adam Smith, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-concern-regarding-human-rights-burma

    Posted on: 2018/07/09 - 9:46am

  8. Jewish Communal Letter on Refugee Admissions

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among the 36 Jewish organizations that signed onto a letter urging President Trump to change his stated intent to drastically cut the number of refugees admissed to the United States.

    The letter is attached above as a PDF. Its text follows:

    Dear Mr. President:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/jewish-communal-letter-refugee-admissions

    Posted on: 2018/08/16 - 12:00pm

  9. Letter on Trans Rights to HHS

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among sixteen national Jewish organizations authoring a joint letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, expressing opposition to a restrictive legal definition of sex that would effectively define out of existence the gender identities of millions of people. The letter is attached as a PDF, and reads in part:

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-plans-adopt-legal-definition-sex

    Posted on: 2018/12/10 - 3:02pm

  10. Letter Opposing Repeal of Johnson Amendment

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among 109 organizations sending a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them not to repeal or weaken the “Johnson Amendment” that currently ensures that tax-exempt organizations do not support or oppose candidates for political office. The text of the letter is included as a PDF above, and reproduced below.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-repeal-johnson-amendment

    Posted on: 2018/12/17 - 6:00pm

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