Israel Religious Action Center

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The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) "was established in 1987 as the public and legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.

"The Center's mission is to advance religious freedom and pluralism, tolerance, social justice and civil liberties in Israel. The Center fights for the rights of the disenfranchised and to create a diverse society in which all individuals and groups will be able to express their uniqueness." [1]

Its partner in the US is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”), which is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism (Union). "The RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel." [1]

"The Religious Action Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, a joint instrumentality of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism with its affiliates: American Conference of Cantors, Association of Reform Zionists of America, National Association of Temple Administrators, National Association of Temple Educators, National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, North American Federation of Temple Youth." [2]

Leadership and Staff

Acccessed September 2007: [2] IRAC Staff:

RAC staff:



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  1. About IRAC, IRAC, accessed September 29, 2007.
  2. Leadership and Staff, Israel Religious Action Center, accessed September 29, 2007.