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  • It’s madhim - it’s incredible

    November 9, 2015 | 10:16 am

    I'm on my way to hear the vice president speak, last Saturday night in Orlando. He's about to address the 5,000 attendees at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial, a gathering of Reform Jewish leaders from all over the world. We’re almost to security when my sister asks if we can...

  • Marginalizing extremists is priority as religions envoy, David Saperstein says

    February 23, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Rabbi David Saperstein, the new U.S. envoy for religious freedoms, said one priority will be to identify moderates in religious communities who could marginalize extremists.

    Speaking Friday at his swearing-in at the State Department, Saperstein said he would work with U.S. civil...

  • Obama nominates Saperstein to religious freedom post

    July 28, 2014 | 11:37 am

    President Obama nominated Reform movement leader Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department.

    Saperstein, a veteran civil rights activist, is director and counsel of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, a...

  • On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    July 2, 2014 | 10:49 am

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel of the Religious Action Center, (and long time national Board member of the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) issued the...

  • Jewish religious, lay leaders join call to ban assault weapons

    January 16, 2013 | 10:46 am

    An interfaith alliance including Jewish religious and lay leaders is seeking a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

    Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference on Jan. 15 calling for the bans, as well as improved background screening of...

  • Jewish Prescription For Health Care Ills

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Is our national health care system beyond cure? Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Dr. Alexandra M. Levine, medical director of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, believe that the Jewish community can take a...