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Remembering the Attack in Pittsburgh: A Message from Our Chief Executive
Posted on October 24, 2019

Dear Colleagues, As the anniversary of the murders of our brothers and sisters approaches (on Sunday, October 27, and the yahrzeit on Shabbat, 18 Heshvan-...

Dear Colleagues, As the anniversary of the murders of our brothers and sisters approaches (on Sunday, October 27, and the yahrzeit on Shabbat, 18 Heshvan-November 16), we join as colleagues throughout the world in mourning with the three congregations: Tree of Life*Or L'...

The Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Respond to Yom Kippur Attack in Halle, Germany
Posted on October 10, 2019

NEW YORK – In response to the deadly terrorist attack in which a gunman murdered two people outside a synagogue on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany, the Conservative/Masorti movement...

NEW YORK – In response to the deadly terrorist attack in which a gunman murdered two people outside a synagogue on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany, the Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism issued the following statement: "We are appalled by the terrorist attack that targeted a synagogue...

RA Programming at 20/20 Judaism Convention
Posted on September 27, 2019

We're just over two months away from 20/20 Judaism, our collaborative convention with USCJ in Boston (Friday, December 6 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019). Our RA program chairs have...

We're just over two months away from 20/20 Judaism, our collaborative convention with USCJ in Boston (Friday, December 6 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019). Our RA program chairs have been hard at work developing a special selection of RA programming just for colleagues to supplement the overall...

Webinar Recording: Mazon Insider Briefing on Crucial Food Justice Issues
Posted on September 20, 2019

  On Thursday, September 19, Liza Lieberman, Mazon's Director of Public Policy, discussed food insecurity and government attempts to remove millions from the...

  On Thursday, September 19, Liza Lieberman, Mazon's Director of Public Policy, discussed food insecurity and government attempts to remove millions from the protection of SNAP - and what you can do to help.    Food insecurity has long been a concern of RA...

A Rosh Hashanah Message from Our Chief Executive
Posted on September 19, 2019

Dear Friends,   As I've taken on my new role with Our RA, this is the first time in 25 years that I am not conducting services or speaking from the pulpit on the...

Dear Friends,   As I've taken on my new role with Our RA, this is the first time in 25 years that I am not conducting services or speaking from the pulpit on the ימים נוראים. One part I will particularly miss is the opportunity I have taken for the past many years to offer...

Statement on the Israeli Election
Posted on September 18, 2019

On Tuesday the State of Israel held an unprecedented second election after an election in April resulted in a close vote that will require an extended period to form a coalition....

On Tuesday the State of Israel held an unprecedented second election after an election in April resulted in a close vote that will require an extended period to form a coalition. While the results are not yet final, one thing is obvious: One of the main issues that the Israeli public voted for...

Pledge Your Commitment to MERCAZ
Posted on September 10, 2019

  Dear Friends,   In just a few short months, we will have a chance to cast our ballots for the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism in Israel and...

  Dear Friends,   In just a few short months, we will have a chance to cast our ballots for the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism in Israel and around the World. This opportunity, in the form of the World Zionist Congress election, comes around only...

RA Spotlight: Shalom Plotkin on the Transition from Pulpit Rabbi to Business Owner
Posted on August 27, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague Shalom Plotkin, who has been hard at work...

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague Shalom Plotkin, who has been hard at work building his Right at Home business. Below, he shared how he worked through the transition process, how his rabbinic...

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