Reform Judaism has faced a struggle against the established, comfortable, middle-of-the-road, non-haredi Orthodoxy that represented Judaism to most of the natiion.
The movement will work to recruit a more diverse staff and board with a focus on racial justice, a statement said.
Victor Martinez, 21, was named by the Sarasota Country Sheriff’s Office as the previously unidentified man who spray-painted swastikas and hate messages on both Sarasota synagogues.
“While I am prouder than ever to be part of this congregation, our financial health has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.”
“The impact of COVID-19 on all of our revenue streams has been crushing, and we anticipate it will take several years to recover,” Jacobs wrote. “Consequently, our organization must get smaller.”
RAC director Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner said the order “is an extension of the xenophobia that has tragically guided our nation’s immigration policies during his time in office."