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Published on November 20, 2014, by in RJV.

Earlier this month, the Steering Committee of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State met at the Temple Israel of Northern Westchester at our yearly gathering to set the stage for an exciting year of Jewish advocacy in pursuit of social justice in the Empire State. At the meeting, the Steering Committee welcomed four new

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Published on October 29, 2014, by in RJV.

Less than one week from today is Election Day! Voters across New York State (and all the states in the Union) will have the opportunity to go to the polls and weigh in on the critical issues that matter to them. In addition to voting for our representatives in Washington, D.C. there are key elections

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Published on October 13, 2014, by in RJV.

With the General Election soon arriving on November 4, it is important that we learn about candidates and the issues that matter most to us to be the most informed voters we can be. As Jews and American citizens we have an obligation to participate in the elections to ensure that our country’s policies at the

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Published on October 1, 2014, by in RJV.

In response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order expanding the living wage law across the five boroughs, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State Co-Chairs Rabbi Jennifer Jaech and Barbara Zaron released the following statement: We commend Mayor de Blasio for helping raise the living wage for many more New York

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Published on September 15, 2014, by in RJV, URJ.

The Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis have joined as partner organizations supporting the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21. Representing our Movement in New York State, we are hoping for a large turnout of Jewish social justice advocates to speak out on the importance of immediate

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Published on September 4, 2014, by in RJV.

On Tuesday, September 9 is Primary Day in New York State. No matter for whom you vote, it is critical to make your voice heard! Learn more about key issues in New York this election season from RJV. The New York State Board of Elections has key information on voting and who is on the ballot

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Published on August 20, 2014, by in RJV.

The work of RJV is directed by a Steering Committee of committed volunteers from across our state. We are currently seeking nominations for new Steering Committee members. Please nominate yourself or another individual with a passion for social justice work who can help RJV grow as an effective voice for Reform Judaism and advocate for

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Published on August 20, 2014, by in RJV.

In addition to the federal elections happening this November, the Governor, Lt. Governor, State Comptroller, Attorney General and state legislators in New York State are also up for reelection. Further, New Yorkers will also be asked to consider three ballot measures: Creating an independent panel to redraw state legislative district lines every ten years Permitting

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Tuesday is National Equal Pay Day–the day in 2014 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2013. That’s right–over fifteen months of work for one year’s pay! Women head more than 1,000,000 households in New York State, and more than 63% of working mothers are primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners. The Women’s Equality Act (A.8070) would close

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