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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Letter Urging Israel to Halt Deportation of Asylum-Seekers

    Reconstructionist leaders were among the early signatories of this letter organized by the New Israel Fund, HIAS, T’ruah and Right Now. The full letter with signatories can be found here.

    The letter reads:

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We write as Jewish clergy from around the world to urge you to stop the deportations of asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea who have sought refuge in Israel.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-urging-israel-halt-deportation-asylum-seekers

    Posted on: 2018/01/22 - 12:00am

  9. 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

  10. National Jewish Letter on DREAM Act

    RRC/JRC signed onto a letter from the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, supporting the DREAM Act.

    The full letter is attached as a pdf. It reads, in part:

    We, the undersigned national Jewish agencies and organizations, are deeply concerned about the 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth who will soon be at risk of detention and deportation unless Congress acts swiftly to provide permanent protection. We urge you to pass a clean Dream Act (S. 1615/H.R. 3440) before January 19, 2018.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/national-jewish-letter-dream-act

    Posted on: 2018/01/17 - 11:56am

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