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International Day of Halakhic Study 2018
Posted on April 9, 2018

The CJLS is launching an exciting new program, the International Day of Halakhic Study,  a movement-wide day on which Conservative/Masorti congregations, communities, and...

The CJLS is launching an exciting new program, the International Day of Halakhic Study,  a movement-wide day on which Conservative/Masorti congregations, communities, and schools will come together to study a specific teshuvah of the CJLS. During the Jewish year of 5778 (2017-2018), the...

Two Letters from Phil Scheim and Julie Schonfeld
Posted on March 23, 2018

Dear Colleagues,  Our CEO, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, has informed us of her decision not to seek renewal of her contract, and to end her professional relationship with the...

Dear Colleagues,  Our CEO, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, has informed us of her decision not to seek renewal of her contract, and to end her professional relationship with the Rabbinical Assembly effective June 30, 2019, to be preceded by a six-month sabbatical period, beginning January 1,...

Rabbinical Assembly Calls on Israel to Admit Yehuda Kimani on Student Visa
Posted on February 12, 2018

The Kenyan Jewish leader has been denied entry to Israel twice, despite having been converted by Conservative rabbis. The Rabbinical Assembly, the world-wide body representing...

The Kenyan Jewish leader has been denied entry to Israel twice, despite having been converted by Conservative rabbis. The Rabbinical Assembly, the world-wide body representing Conservative/Masorti movement rabbis, issued the following statement after Yehuda Kimani, the Kenyan Jewish...

Pesah Guide 5778
Posted on February 8, 2018

This Rabbinical Assembly Pesah guide is a brief outline of the policies and procedures relevant to the preparation of a kosher for Pesah home. This guide is intended to help...

This Rabbinical Assembly Pesah guide is a brief outline of the policies and procedures relevant to the preparation of a kosher for Pesah home. This guide is intended to help families maintain a kosher for Pesah home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and its understanding...

Rabbinical Assembly Calls on Israel to Safeguard Rights of African Asylum Seekers
Posted on January 31, 2018

R.A. opposes current plan to rapidly deport would-be refugees from Sudan and Eritrea. The Rabbinical Assembly, the official body representing rabbis in the Conservative/...

R.A. opposes current plan to rapidly deport would-be refugees from Sudan and Eritrea. The Rabbinical Assembly, the official body representing rabbis in the Conservative/Masorti movement, issued the following statement regarding African asylum-seekers in Israel: As Jews, we are...

RA Executive Council Receives Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Standards of Practice
Posted on January 24, 2018

Conservative rabbis uphold intermarriage officiation ban, call for reconsideration of attendance ban The Rabbinical Assembly, receiving a report by its Blue Ribbon Commission...

Conservative rabbis uphold intermarriage officiation ban, call for reconsideration of attendance ban The Rabbinical Assembly, receiving a report by its Blue Ribbon Commission, reaffirmed and further applied its standards on Conservative movement rabbinic officiation at intermarriages,...

Movement Statement on Jerusalem
Posted on December 7, 2017

The Rabbinical Assembly, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the entire worldwide Masorti/Conservative Movement listed below, issued the following statement today...

The Rabbinical Assembly, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the entire worldwide Masorti/Conservative Movement listed below, issued the following statement today following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

Movement Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse
Posted on November 28, 2017

​In light of the growing number of reports of sexual harassment in recent weeks, as evidenced in the proliferation of posts using #MeToo and #GamAni hashtags, the Conservative...

​In light of the growing number of reports of sexual harassment in recent weeks, as evidenced in the proliferation of posts using #MeToo and #GamAni hashtags, the Conservative Jewish movement, as represented by the Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Women'...

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