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The proposed Affordable Care Act replacement bill would have a devastating impact on real people. Read one URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) camper's story.

#ProtectOurCare

Learn more about Ethan's story here. Scared. Shocked. Angry. Confused.
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Today's Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer undermines core constitutional principles, weakening the separation of church and state. Full statement from Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism Director Barbara Weinstein:

Weinstein: "Religious communities will be constrained in fulfilling their prophetic mission and living openly and freely without fear of government infringement if they are competing against each other for government grants."
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On this day two years ago, love won. #LoveIsLove #LoveWins

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Join us tomorrow evening at 8:00 p.m. ET to learn more about how you can take action in your local community to protect the rights of immigrants. You'll hear from members of our leadership team about the vision, strategy and next steps for the campaign.

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In honor of #PrideMonth, we’ve rounded up resources that will help your congregation better practice audacious hospitality to the LGBTQ community. Read more from April Aviva Baskin, the Union for Reform Judaism's vice president of audacious hospitality.

In honor of Pride Month, we’ve rounded up resources that will help your congregation better practice audacious hospitality to the LGBTQ community.
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"At exactly a moment when we see rising acts of anti-Semitism across the globe, whatever the actual intent, the clear impact of ending this position will send a signal that the Unites States is downgrading its efforts to combat anti-Semitism."

Today, Rabbis Rick Jacobs and David Saperstein responded to the U.S. Department of State's announcement to unstaff its Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitis...m:

"We are deeply concerned about the apparent decision to end the position of United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the Department of State. Sec. Tillerson’s statements during his recent House Appropriations Committee testimony and the State Department statement reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this week reflects a decision to end this vital post and disperse its staff. We urge the President and Secretary to reverse that decision.

"At exactly a moment when we see rising acts of anti-Semitism across the globe, whatever the actual intent, the clear impact of ending this position will send a signal that the Unites States is downgrading its efforts to combat anti-Semitism. This cause was sufficiently important for the U.S. Congress to create this position as a matter of statute. The clear congressional mandate for this position as an expression of our national opposition to anti-Jewish hatred globally should not be ignored."

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Today, Rabbis Rick Jacobs and David Saperstein responded to the U.S. Department of State's announcement to unstaff its Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism:

"We are deeply concerned about the apparent decision to end the position of United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the Department of State. Sec. Tillerson’s statements during his recent House Appropriations Committee testimony and the State Department statement reported by the Jewish Tel...egraphic Agency this week reflects a decision to end this vital post and disperse its staff. We urge the President and Secretary to reverse that decision.

"At exactly a moment when we see rising acts of anti-Semitism across the globe, whatever the actual intent, the clear impact of ending this position will send a signal that the Unites States is downgrading its efforts to combat anti-Semitism. This cause was sufficiently important for the U.S. Congress to create this position as a matter of statute. The clear congressional mandate for this position as an expression of our national opposition to anti-Jewish hatred globally should not be ignored."

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On the anniversary of Title IX, we celebrate 45 years of fostering positive culture and equal opportunities for students. Read more from Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Maya Weinstein:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive provision of federal law tha
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Rabbis Sissy Coran and Michael Danziger are joining faith leaders in Cincinnati to oppose cuts to Medicaid in the current health care repeal plan in the U.S. Senate. WATCH LIVE:

NETWORK LOBBY was live — with Nuns on the Bus Ohio.

Nuns on the Bus Ohio are hand-delivering Interfaith Healthcare Coalition petitions to Senator Portman's office in Cincinnati this morning to tell him to oppose the new Senate healthcare bill.

In The Huffington Post (Religion), Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism Director Barbara Weinstein speaks out against the Senate's proposed health care legislation. Read more:

"This wanton disregard for human life must be stopped."
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Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism Director Barbara Weinstein responds to the release of the Senate's health care bill today:

"The Senate bill revealed this morning is a major undermining of American health care that will hurt Americans most in need: the elderly, the poor, children and people with disabilities. Jewish tradition’s emphasis on caring for the sick and lifting up those in need inspires us to call on Senators to reject the Better Care Reconciliation Ac...t of 2017.

"Regardless of religion, income, or political party, every person will experience health challenges; the ability to access care should never depend on wealth. And yet, even as we await the CBO score for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, it’s clear that millions of currently insured Americans will lose their coverage if the bill is enacted. The Affordable Care Act is imperfect, but targeting Medicaid and its 74 million enrollees will do little to fix the ACA’s challenges. Maternity and mental health care covered by the ACA has also improved the lives of Americans in every state. This bill would weaken these and other current health policies that help provide the care that everyone, and especially the most vulnerable, deserves.

"In the Jewish Mi Sheberach prayer for the ill, we ask for the Holy One to be filled with compassion for the sick and to swiftly provide a complete renewal of body and spirit. As we pray for all those in need of healing, let us also act with compassion and wisdom. We call on Senators reject this deeply harmful legislation and work instead to expand access to affordable health care for all."

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WASHINGTON – In response to the Senate health care bill released today, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the URJ, CCAR and wider Reform Movement:
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Rabbi Fred Guttman of Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, NC shares how Jews in his state are responding to a rollback of rights on the state level.

As a Reform Jew and a congregational rabbi, I believe we cannot remain silent in the face of the very serious social justice issues we now face.
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With 10 days until the Senate's expected vote on health care, here are five ways you can take action.

The next two weeks could determine the future of the American health care system for decades.
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In New York, New York this Friday? Rabbi David Saperstein will be the guest speaker at a Pride Shabbat Service hosted by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - CBST

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This World Refugee Day, read about how a rabbi and a congregant from Temple Beth El-Augusta helped to create the Capital Area New Mainers Project and welcome Hamideh into their Central Maine community. #RefugeesWelcome

When we and other members of Temple Beth El in Augusta, Maine hear about the “refugee crisis,” we don’t think about geopolitics. Instead, we think about Hamideh and her four children.
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"Machon Kaplan is engaging.” — #MK2017 participant and Pride at Work intern Andrew Schloss. #PrideMonth AFL-CIO

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