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The Union for Reform Judaism represents a vibrant network of nearly 850 Reform synagogues across North America, which foster serious Jewish learning, sacred community, and prophetic justice. As the central address for this congregational network, the URJ speaks on behalf of the entire Reform Movement on a wide range of topics ranging from Jewish observance and ritual, community relations, social justice and much more.

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Reform Jewish Movement Denounces Supreme Court Decision Allowing Government Funding of Religious Education

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel
In response to the Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue permitting state funding of private religious education, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference on American Rabbis and the wider Reform Movement institutions:

Reform Movement Applauds Supreme Court Decision Affirming Abortion Access

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel
In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo to block an unconstitutional targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) law in Louisiana, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Marla Feldman, executive director of Women of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement Institutions:

Reform Movement Applauds Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA

Contact: Sarah Garfinkel
In response to today’s Supreme Court decision preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement Institutions: