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During the month of Cheshvan (October 17-November 14), RJV is asking congregations to dedicate one Shabbat service, one adult education program, or one religious school period to learning what our tradition teaches about fair and living wages. Earlier this year, the New York State legislature began to consider a raise in the state minimum wage from $7.25 an

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Governor Cuomo recently announced that permits for hydrofracturing in New York State will not be approved until a study of the health impacts of the controversial drilling method is completed. RJV supports the moritorum on hydorfracturing across the state until such a study is finished and submitted comments to the NYSDEC last year calling for extensive study of the

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Rallies have occurred in front of the Governor’s Mansion, around Albany, and across the state. Some lawmakers have worked tirelessly to assuage fears and cajole constituents, while others have spoken up about the deficit of scientific data and the lack of enthusiasm from citizens. And celebrities have found a new cause to throw their support, voices and

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In response to the burgeoning controversy over the use of terms such as contraception and reproductive rights in a state Senate resolution celebrating “Reproductive Rights and Justice Week”, which has been renamed “Women’s Health Week”, Honey Heller and Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, Co-Chairs of Reform Jewish Voice of New York State, sent a letter to all

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Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV) has been supportive of the morotorium on hydrofracturing in New York State until more research into the effects of the process is conducted. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments on the proposed regulations and RJV submitted comments calling for the extension of

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RJV Applauds Passage of Historic Marriage Equality Act Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV) enthusiastically welcomes the passage of the historic Marriage Equality Act, which removes the current barriers same-sex couples face in recognizing their relationships, protecting their families and obtaining essential benefits. Honey Heller and Donald C. Cutler, co-chairs of RJV, issued

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