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 local legislative districts. RJV is modeled on the nationwide efforts of the Commission on Social Action and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
The work of RJV is directed by a Steering Committee of committed volunteers from across the state. We are currently seeking nominations for new Steering Committee members. You may 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 social justice. If you wish to nominate another person, please discuss this with your proposed nominee and assess his/her willingness to serve on the committee before submitting his/her nomination.
The Steering Committee is composed of up to 18 members serving three-year terms. New members will begin their terms on November 1, 2015.
Nominees must be either members in good standing of a URJ-affiliated congregation or a Jewish professional serving a Reform Movement affiliate. We seek people who have demonstrated a commitment to Reform Jewish values and have participated in social action and social justice activities, including advocacy, through Reform Jewish or other organizations.
Steering Committee members are expected to participate in monthly conference calls and scheduled RJV events, serve on at least one committee or task force, and work to promote the organization. RJV’s annual events include a Steering Committee retreat, scheduled for October 25, 2015, and Advocacy Day in Albany, scheduled for May 2, 2016. Steering Committee members are also expected to assist in fundraising efforts and contribute financially to RJV.
If you wish to nominate yourself or another individual for consideration for RJV’s Steering Committee, please send a description of qualifications or a resume along with a brief statement of interest and commitment and contact information (phone, email address and postal mailing address) to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10, 2015. Please include “Nomination” in the subject line.
If you wish additional information, please contact RJV Senior Legislative Assistant Sarah Greenberg at 202-387-2800.
Co-Chairs, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State