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Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, Cycling Through Sukkot
Posted on July 9, 2015

Many of us are familiar with the Chabad presence during the festival of Sukkot – a mitzvah mobile equipped with a sound system that plays holiday music and young men offering Jews...

Many of us are familiar with the Chabad presence during the festival of Sukkot – a mitzvah mobile equipped with a sound system that plays holiday music and young men offering Jews the chance to recite brakhot over the lulav and etrog. But for our colleague Eytan Hammerman, the “Pedi-Sukkah”or...

Conservative Rabbis Applaud SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Posted on June 26, 2015

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision today legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative/...

NEW YORK – In response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision today legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement:“Jewish tradition reminds us that we were all created equally, b'tzelem...

A Prayer for Charleston
Posted on June 26, 2015

By Rabbi Mark GreenspanCount the broken hearts, dear Lord,Count the shattered dreams.Count the grieving familyAnd the parishioners who have lost their leaders.Count the blood...

By Rabbi Mark GreenspanCount the broken hearts, dear Lord,Count the shattered dreams.Count the grieving familyAnd the parishioners who have lost their leaders.Count the blood spattered bibles, mighty One.Count the places of prayer and serviceNo longer a sanctuary.Count the people robbed of refugeBy...

Words After Charleston, SC
Posted on June 25, 2015

By Rabbi David KosakBarukh she’amarWith Your words, You created worldsvariegated flowers, star shaped seed pods,the geology of craters and rangesstriations of colorthe bedrock of...

By Rabbi David KosakBarukh she’amarWith Your words, You created worldsvariegated flowers, star shaped seed pods,the geology of craters and rangesstriations of colorthe bedrock of Your worldand pinnacle of divine hope-- peopleWith our words, we extinguish love and lifestrain out what seems odd...

Jewish Groups Call for Shabbat of Solidarity with the African-American community
Posted on June 24, 2015

Representing all the various movements within the Jewish community, a broad coalition of organizations call for Shabbat reflection on racism in society and support for the African...

Representing all the various movements within the Jewish community, a broad coalition of organizations call for Shabbat reflection on racism in society and support for the African-American communityIn an extraordinary display of unity, a broad cross-section of American Jewish organizations have...

Conservative Rabbis Horrified by Attack at South Carolina Church
Posted on June 18, 2015

 NEW YORK – Following the horrific Wednesday night attack on a historic African American South Carolina church, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement...

 NEW YORK – Following the horrific Wednesday night attack on a historic African American South Carolina church, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement, expressing their condolences to the community and condemnation of such crimes spurred by hate and prejudice.The...

Rabbinic Leader Applauds Creation of New Office to Combat Human Trafficking
Posted on June 12, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the creation of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), with Katherine Chon as its director....

NEW YORK – Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the creation of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), with Katherine Chon as its director. Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of...

CM Leaders Respond to Misrepresentations by President Rivlin’s Office
Posted on June 8, 2015

In response to the quotes as reported by TOI and Haaretz re: other possibilities offered by President Rivlin following the second cancellation of a bar mitzvah for special needs...

In response to the quotes as reported by TOI and Haaretz re: other possibilities offered by President Rivlin following the second cancellation of a bar mitzvah for special needs children, the Conservative Movement clarifies the following misrepresentations stated or implied in those quotes:The...

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