New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! While our Jewish New Year happened months ago, we can use this “secular” new year as an opportunity to set some goals for ourselves, recommit ourselves to the issues that we deem most important and focus on our relationships with our loved ones.

How can the RAC help you achieve your goals in 2013?

My resolutions (besides my annual vow to not eat as much chocolate, which I’ve already broken) include holding my representatives accountable to all of the issues that I care about – not just the ones that I think are likely to move in this Congress. I plan to continue to reach out to Representative Bob Brady and Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to advocate for economic policies that protect the most vulnerable among us, for the containment of nuclear weapons materials all over the world, for reproductive rights policies that allow crucial medical decisions to remain between a woman, her family and her doctor, and for strong North American involvement in a peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians that brings us closer to a two-state solution and a safe and secure Israel.

Are you committed to bringing social justice principles to the forefront at your synagogue? If so, check out our program bank for ideas and best practices from communities like yours. Have you pledged to learn what our Jewish values and traditions teach us about hot-topic issues in politics? Visit our issue pages. Are you, too, interested in standing shoulder to shoulder with Reform Jews across North America, advocating for policies about which you are passionate? Take action on a wide variety of crucial public policy matters through our Chai Impact Action Center. Is your goal to be better looped in to the decisions being made in our Nation’s capitol? Register for the RAC’s biennial Consultation on Conscience in April!

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

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