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Conservative Movement Protests Kotel and Conversion Setbacks
Posted on September 7, 2017

This letter, signed by approximately 400 Conservative Movement institutions, petitions the Prime Minister to urgently address the damage to Israel/Diaspora relations by the Kotel...

This letter, signed by approximately 400 Conservative Movement institutions, petitions the Prime Minister to urgently address the damage to Israel/Diaspora relations by the Kotel deal freeze and pending conversion legislation that will for the first time place the question of "who is a Jew" in the...

After the Storm: A Prayer to Choose Life
Posted on September 7, 2017

by Rabbi David Seidenberg with Aharon Varady, Baruch Sienna, and others assisting Download a PDF of the prayer here.

by Rabbi David Seidenberg with Aharon Varady, Baruch Sienna, and others assisting Download a PDF of the prayer here.

A Prayer for Victims of a Hurricane
Posted on August 31, 2017

by Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva in Los Angeles, CA. Are You watching, God? Have You seen the innocent swept away? Are You listening God? Have...

by Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva in Los Angeles, CA. Are You watching, God? Have You seen the innocent swept away? Are You listening God? Have You heard their cries?   Be with them, God. Be their strength and their comfort. Let them know You are near...

A Prayer During and in the Aftermath of a Devastating Storm
Posted on August 28, 2017

By Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey Elohei haRuchot, God of the Winds,[1] Fixated as we are by...

By Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey Elohei haRuchot, God of the Winds,[1] Fixated as we are by incalculable losses in our families, our neighbors, human beings spanning national borders, we are pummeled into shock,...

Joint Statement Regarding Presidential High Holiday Call
Posted on August 23, 2017

The Rabbinical Assembly has joined the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, and Religious Action Center of Reform...

The Rabbinical Assembly has joined the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in issuing the following statement regarding our decision not to convene a 2017 High Holiday conference call...

Conservative Movement Statement on Violent Demonstrations in Charlottesville, VA
Posted on August 14, 2017

Dear Colleagues,  In the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and their sympathizers in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in 3 deaths and many...

Dear Colleagues,  In the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and their sympathizers in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in 3 deaths and many injuries, the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism issued the following statement: The...

The Blessing to Be Said Upon Witnessing a Solar or Lunar Eclipse
Posted on August 13, 2017

Thank you to our colleague Joshua Heller for preparing this teshuvah on the blessing to be said upon witnessing a solar or lunar eclipse.  The Blessing to Be Said Upon...

Thank you to our colleague Joshua Heller for preparing this teshuvah on the blessing to be said upon witnessing a solar or lunar eclipse.  The Blessing to Be Said Upon Witnessing a Solar or Lunar Eclipse Rabbi Joshua Heller OH 227 The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the...

Statement on "Blacklist" of Israel Rabbanut
Posted on July 11, 2017

The Rabbinical Assembly, in noting its many colleagues among the 160 rabbis blacklisted by the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel, who are deemed ineligible to authenticate...

The Rabbinical Assembly, in noting its many colleagues among the 160 rabbis blacklisted by the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel, who are deemed ineligible to authenticate the Jewishness of their congregants and community members, proudly stands by its rabbis on the list. ...

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