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Time to Act for the Rohingya
Posted on December 4, 2018

The Rabbinical Assembly 2018 Resolution on the Rohingya Crisis calls for us to take action to move our elected officials to stop the genocide of the Rohingya people in Burma. An...

The Rabbinical Assembly 2018 Resolution on the Rohingya Crisis calls for us to take action to move our elected officials to stop the genocide of the Rohingya people in Burma. An important Resolution, H. Res. 1091 is going to be voted upon soon calling attacks on Rohingya a genocide*. The...

We Are One: Pittsburgh Shloshim Commemoration
Posted on November 27, 2018

Dear Friends, We know that some of our colleagues are interested in solemnizing the shloshim of the attack on the Tree of Life Congregation and New Light Congregation in...

Dear Friends, We know that some of our colleagues are interested in solemnizing the shloshim of the attack on the Tree of Life Congregation and New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh. We are inspired and strengthened by the courage and resilience of all of our colleagues currently in...

Rabbinical Assembly Condemns Missile Attack on Israel
Posted on November 13, 2018

Over the last few days, almost 500 rockets showered down on Israeli towns and cities from Gaza. The Rabbinical Assembly condemns this deadly rocket fire on Israel and Israeli...

Over the last few days, almost 500 rockets showered down on Israeli towns and cities from Gaza. The Rabbinical Assembly condemns this deadly rocket fire on Israel and Israeli civilians in the strongest terms. This missile onslaught killed at least one Israeli, critically hospitalized two,...

Reflections on Visiting Pittsburgh
Posted on November 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues,   On Monday, I went to Pittsburgh at the request of my JTS classmate and friend, Amy Bardack, who is doing amazing work at the Jewish Federation...

Dear Colleagues,   On Monday, I went to Pittsburgh at the request of my JTS classmate and friend, Amy Bardack, who is doing amazing work at the Jewish Federation there. Our colleagues, and their profoundly close and engaged communities, are models of leadership amidst grief...

Rabbinical Assembly Condemns Attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue
Posted on October 27, 2018

Conservative/Masorti rabbis mourn the loss of 11 shot dead at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation The peace and sanctity of the Jewish sabbath was shattered today when a...

Conservative/Masorti rabbis mourn the loss of 11 shot dead at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation The peace and sanctity of the Jewish sabbath was shattered today when a gunman burst into Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and shot 11 people dead   As rabbis and Jewish leaders...

CJLS Approves Four New Papers
Posted on October 25, 2018

The CJLS met last week on Tuesday and Wednesday at JTS in New York. During the meeting, the Committee approved four papers: “Military Cemeteries and Military Funerals” by...

The CJLS met last week on Tuesday and Wednesday at JTS in New York. During the meeting, the Committee approved four papers: “Military Cemeteries and Military Funerals” by Pamela Barmash, asks if Jews may be buried in a multi-denominational military cemetery, and if military funeral...

Update to Standards of Practice
Posted on October 19, 2018

This week the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly responded to the request of the Executive Council that they determine...

This week the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly responded to the request of the Executive Council that they determine the status of attendance at an intermarriage in light of the Blue Ribbon Commission's findings.  They...

Petition in Support of Rabbi Dov Haiyun
Posted on August 6, 2018

מדינת ישראל ... תהא מושתתה על יסודות החירות, הצדק והשלום לאור חזונם של נביאי ישראל; תקיים שויון זכויות חברתי ומדיני גמור לכל אזרחיה בלי הבדל דת, גזע ומין;  תבטיח חופש דת,...

מדינת ישראל ... תהא מושתתה על יסודות החירות, הצדק והשלום לאור חזונם של נביאי ישראל; תקיים שויון זכויות חברתי ומדיני גמור לכל אזרחיה בלי הבדל דת, גזע ומין;  תבטיח חופש דת, מצפון, לשון, חינוך ותרבות… (מתוך מגילת העצמאות, תש"ח)ח  אנו, רבנים מסורתיים/קונסרבטיבים מארבע כנפות תבל, מחזקים...

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