News & Updates

Bend the Arc Submits Statement for the Record of Senate Hearing on "Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes"

May 2, 2017
Today, Bend the Arc submitted a letter from Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the record of a hearing entitled "Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes.” The letter notes Bend the Arc's "deep concern with the rise in incidents of hate violence directed at religious minorities or motivated by religion-based animus in our nation today, and our commitment to combating hate." In addition, appended to the letter was Stosh Cotler and Javier H. Valdés joint op-ed  on the ways "immigrants, Muslims and other persecuted groups, along with allies in the Jewish community" have united in the face of hate.

May 1, 2017 and Jewish Solidarity

Bend the Arc | May 1, 2017

On May 1, Bend the Arc was proud to march in solidarity with immigrants in cities and towns across the country — because “Never again” means "Never again for everyone."

Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh Hosts Havdalah Service and Vigil in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

Bend the Arc Jewish Action | March 19, 2017

On Saturday night, March 18, 2017, Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service held a community Havdalah service and vigil in support of immigrants and refugees.

A Civic and Moral Reawakening

February 2017 Newsletter | February 28, 2017

What is a civic and moral reawakening and why is it happening now? Across the country, American Jews are taking to the streets, calling their representatives and demanding that that the hateful policies of the Trump Administration be stopped before they take root. From the national level where we flood the phones of Congress, to the local grassroots level where Bend the Arc is emerging in places where it has never before existed - there is a clarion call to action to confront and fight injustice. It’s all due to supporters like you. This is your movement

Bend the Arc Submits Letter for the Record of "Religious Liberty" Hearing

February 15, 2017

Today, Bend the Arc submitted a letter for the record the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing entitled "The State of Religious Liberty in America." The letter urges the subcommittee members to focus on threats to true religious freedom including the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and similar legislation that would use religious freedom as a weapon to discriminate. Bend the Arc also appended to that letter another signed by more than 3,000 clergy and lay leaders in opposition to FADA.