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Conservative/Masorti Movement Condemns Decision of Israel’s Interior Ministry on Uganda’s Abayudaya
Posted on June 6, 2018

In a blow to the unity of the Jewish people, Israel’s Interior Ministry last week rejected the aliyah application of Kibita Yosef, a member of the Abayudaya Jewish community...

In a blow to the unity of the Jewish people, Israel’s Interior Ministry last week rejected the aliyah application of Kibita Yosef, a member of the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda, currently in Israel as a volunteer on a kibbutz. Explaining its May 31 refusal, a ministry...

RA Statement on Iranian Attack on Israel
Posted on May 11, 2018

In response to Iranian rocket attacks against Israel late Wednesday night, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement: Wednesday, Iranian forces fired some 20...

In response to Iranian rocket attacks against Israel late Wednesday night, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement: Wednesday, Iranian forces fired some 20 rockets at the Golan Heights, marking the first time the regime has directly attacked Israel from Syria....

RA Mourns Tragic Death of Jewish Leader Rabbi Aaron Panken
Posted on May 6, 2018

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, RA’s chief executive officer, pays emotional tribute to leader of Reform seminary On the occasion of the tragic and untimely passing of Rabbi Aaron...

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, RA’s chief executive officer, pays emotional tribute to leader of Reform seminary On the occasion of the tragic and untimely passing of Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l, President of Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Chief Executive Officer of the Rabbinical...

International Day of Halakhic Study 2018
Posted on May 1, 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...

Reflections from Day Three of Convention 2018 in Chicago
Posted on April 25, 2018

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 Day three began with Brad Artson, Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler Rabbinical School, reminding us to...

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 Day three began with Brad Artson, Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler Rabbinical School, reminding us to consider what is our purpose as Conservative Jews and Conservative rabbis. The malaise that seems to be so prominent when...

Reflections from Day Two of Convention 2018 in Chicago
Posted on April 25, 2018

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 Our opening panel featured innovative rabbis, most serving in the Chicago area.  Robin Damsky...

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 Our opening panel featured innovative rabbis, most serving in the Chicago area.  Robin Damsky, President of the Chicago RA, created In the Gardens, a program that develops garden design, education about gardening...

Reflections from Day One of Convention 2018 in Chicago
Posted on April 23, 2018

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 The Convention opened with several outstanding Limmud sessions from local and Masorti scholars. Thank...

By Rabbi Michael Friedland, Chair, Rabbinical Assembly Convention 2018 The Convention opened with several outstanding Limmud sessions from local and Masorti scholars. Thank you Annie Tucker and Paul Kerbel for organizing our wonderful Limmudim! Our first session was a celebration of...

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,...

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