Help Israel Be More Just

Help Israel become a more Just Society.  Join the campaign to write 1000’s of letters to Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett to follow Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling to follow through on the plans to enhance the Southern Kotel (Western Wall) Plaza as a place for egalitarian prayer.  The Ultra-Orthodox threatening…Read more »

This to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Reform Movement Leaders to PM Netanyahu: Help End Incitement 12/18/2015 PrintEmailShare Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org Today, leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement addressed the following letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, In these troubling and difficult times, we have witnessed a worrying escalation of incitement…Read more »

Anti-Muslim Bigotry

We released this statement on behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the oldest and largest rabbinical organization in North American which I have the privilege of serving as President) today in response to the despicable and deplorable statements made by a political candidate. CCAR Statement Condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The…Read more »

A bully is a Shanda

Recently the Jewish Journal published an article by the ever controversial Dennis Prager who wrote a mean-spirited article about transgender people and in particular Rabbi Becky Silverstein- a transgender rabbi. He serves a Conservative congregation in Pasadena, CA and is an extraordinary role model to adults and children alike for his courage and Torah.  I…Read more »

Stop the Gun Violence

The Gun Violence has got to stop.  The latest cold blooded murders of the 2 Roanoke, Virginia reporters is yet another heartbreaking example of why we must assert more control of the selling and ownership of guns in this country.  It is out of hand.  From Charleston, to Aurora,  Trayvon Martin, and Sandy Hook the…Read more »

Standing on Holy Ground

As you know I traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in the NAACP’s Journey for Justice representing the Central Conference of Reform Rabbis.  I was profoundly moved by my experience marching with the Torah across the Edmund Pettis Bridge.  I have written my additional thoughts. Published by the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Here is…Read more »

Louganis on the Wheaties Box

Greg Louganis was and is the World’s greatest Diver.  An Olympian that captured gold medals in both 1984 and 1988, Greg was one of the first openly gay athletes.  Because of his sexuality he was denied many of the perks that other Olympians received including many endorsements and perhaps one of the most coveted of…Read more »