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Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner is the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is also senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism. Previously, he was a leader in the Massachusetts campaign for health care access that served as a nationwide model for reform. Pesner has trained students at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and gives speeches in interfaith and secular venues all over the world. He is a member of the NAACP board, the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, and the leadership team of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Dedicated to building bridges to collectively confront hate and bigotry, Pesner’s honors include being named one of the most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek.

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