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Published on February 5, 2016, by in RJV.

  When I last wrote about the ongoing situation in the East Ramapo school district, the future of legislation to ensure strong oversight over the district’s finances remained uncertain. Since then, the three-person monitor team led by Dennis Walcott has released their report on the district, which reiterates a call for legislation to create a

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Published on January 26, 2016, by in RJV.

  Governor Cuomo presented his State of the State and Executive Budget proposals on January 13, 2016, outlining his legislative agenda and $145 billion budget plan for 2016. With such an expansive set of initiatives, there is certainly a lot for us all to look through and begin to understand as lawmakers begin negotiating a

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Published on December 30, 2015, by in RJV.

After a year filled with exciting programming, legislative accomplishments and new members of our leadership, we are excited to continue to bring important changes to New York State in this new year. Over the coming months we are particularly looking forward to: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address and Budget Presentation on January

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Published on November 24, 2015, by in RJV.

“We left Albany feeling our Reform Jewish concerns were heard. We were encouraged by our representatives’ commitment to protect and sustain individual human rights of all New Yorkers. Imagine the impact hundreds/ thousands of Reform Jews can make, in Washington and their state capitols, on the issues that reflect our ethical principles and tradition.” –

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Published on November 23, 2015, by in RJV.

Last month, the Reform Jewish Voice of New York State’s Steering Committee met at Temple Emanu-El in New York City to build relationships, learn about important issues facing our state and chart the future of RJV. We were particularly excited to officially welcome our new co-chair, Richard C. Laskey of Temple Sinai in Roslyn. Richard is

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The year 5775 saw a number of highlights for RJV’s work to create an Empire State of Tzedek. Take a look at the year’s achievements: We submitted testimony to the State Assembly in support of single-payer health care. We participated in Westchester Congregations Community’s social justice training led by the URJ and the RAC. We

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Dear Friend, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV) is our collective voice for Jewish social justice advocacy in New York. Our mission is to promote state legislation and governmental actions that embody the principles of the Reform Jewish movement through education on the critical issues facing our state and advocacy in Albany and

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