Supporting the Bedouins in Israel

Last month, Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center, circulated the important letter below, supporting the rights of Bedouins in Israel.  This week, Haaretz included this update. Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism whose nearly 900 congregations encompass more than...

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PA Attorney General Won’t Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today at the Constitutional Center, in response to being named in Whitewood-v-Corbett, the federal lawsuit based on the right to marry and equal protection, filed on July 9, 2013 on behalf of 21 Pennsylvanians who wish to marry in Pennsylvania or want the commonwealth to recognize their out-of-state marriages or to...

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Celebrate the End of DOMA

We do not support LGBT Equality in spite of the fact that we are religious; we support equality because we are religious and understand that we are all created b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God.  Join us at RS this Friday evening at our 6:00 pm Shabbat service for...

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Compelled to Advocate for LGBT Civil Rights?

Inspired by Ted Martin, ED of Equality Pennsylvania’s remarks at RS tonight?  Call for LGBT Anti-Discrimination legislation co-sponsors and thank your representatives who have sponsored; identify and contact your representative here: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35029/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1131 More information about anti-discrimination legislative efforts in Pennsylvania:

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Call-In Day for Immigration Reform

On Tuesday, May 21, lift up your voices together and call your Senators and tell them that you support comprehensive immigration reform to address our nation’s broken system. Along with others across the country, tell Congress that you demand reform that does justice to our American and Reform Jewish values.  To...

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Mark Bittman, Cheesecake and Shavuot Celebration

We were freed from the slavery of Egypt, not to wander aimlessly, but to discover our people’s purpose through Torah.  Tues. evening and Wed., we celebrate the gift of the revelation of Torah.  Learn about the festival of Shavuot with this great new Jewish content website from a Reform perspective,...

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Phila City Council Passes Landmark LGBT Equality Bill

Proud of last year’s Board resolution for Marriage Equality, Rodeph Shalom and  Beth Ahavah (a historic GLBT congregation housed at RS) have been exploring advocacy opportunities to further civil rights and marriage equality (Save the date, Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, when Ted Martin, exec. director of Equality Pennsylvania, is...

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