Resources & Media


ACT NOW: Discrimination has no place in our health care

October 27, 2015

Can you imagine going to your doctor’s office for your annual check up and being turned away because of your doctor’s faith or beliefs? Just because of who you are?

Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many LGBTQ people who are currently being denied access to proper health care because of their sexual orientation or gender identity — and even to the family members of LGBTQ people who are discriminated against by association. But we have an opportunity to help fix this right now.

Unleashing the Chutzpah of Young Jewish Leaders

September Newsletter | September 30, 2015

Continuing a long history of programmatic excellence in training Jewish leaders, Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellowship has begun recruitment for its 10th year. Nominate a young leader for the fellowship today.

Welcoming the Pope’s Message of Economic Justice in Washington, D.C.

September Newsletter | September 30, 2015

On the morning before Yom Kippur, Rabbi in Residence Jason Kimelman-Block addressed an interfaith march to support over 1,000 low-income federal workers, saying “We must acknowledge that we live in a society that benefits, grows, and thrives through the exploitation of low-wage workers.”

Atoning and Voting: When National Voter Registration Day falls on Yom Kippur

September Newsletter | September 30, 2015

Bend the Arc and Hillel International reached tens of thousands of American Jews on National Voter Registration Day to urge our community to register to vote. This continued our work to protect voting rights and raise awareness for the need to restore the Voting Rights Act to its full regulatory power.

Leading the Charge against Predatory Payday Lending

September Newsletter | September 30, 2015

Bend the Arc led a coalition of 15 Jewish groups to urge for stronger regulations against the predatory lending practices that trap millions of families in poverty. Earlier this month we met with Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.