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Urgent Letter to President Rivlin
Posted on June 7, 2015

Dear President Rivlin,With great sadness and with deep sorrow, we have no choice but to write this letter to you.About one month ago, the Mayor of Rehovot ordered the cancellation...

Dear President Rivlin,With great sadness and with deep sorrow, we have no choice but to write this letter to you.About one month ago, the Mayor of Rehovot ordered the cancellation of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony for children with disabilities on 48 hours notice, following six months of the children’s...

Rabbi Eric Woodward and Eitzat Yitro in Columbus, Ohio
Posted on May 28, 2015

Eric Woodward (JTS 2013) describes himself as a rabbi who grew up in a “non-normative family” (his father is not Jewish, but his mother is) and has drawn on this experience in...

Eric Woodward (JTS 2013) describes himself as a rabbi who grew up in a “non-normative family” (his father is not Jewish, but his mother is) and has drawn on this experience in creating “Eitzat Yitro”, a unique program at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus, Ohio. Named for Moses’s father-in-...

Conservative Movement Calls on PM Netanyahu to Ensure Rights of All Israelis
Posted on May 6, 2015

Sends Open Letter in Response to Cancellation of Rehovot B’nei Mitzva for Children with DisabilitiesNEW YORK -- Following the cancellation of the b’nei mitzva ceremony of children...

Sends Open Letter in Response to Cancellation of Rehovot B’nei Mitzva for Children with DisabilitiesNEW YORK -- Following the cancellation of the b’nei mitzva ceremony of children with disabilities by Mayor Rahamim Malul of Rehovot last week, worldwide leaders from the Conservative Movement have...

A Prayer for the People of Nepal
Posted on April 29, 2015

By Rabbi Naomi Levyונבנתה עיר על-תילה "And the city shall be rebuilt on its ruins" (Jeremiah 30) ועל אנשי השרון היה אומר: יהי רצון מלפניך יי אלהינו ואלהי אבותינו שלא יעשו בתיהם...

By Rabbi Naomi Levyונבנתה עיר על-תילה "And the city shall be rebuilt on its ruins" (Jeremiah 30) ועל אנשי השרון היה אומר: יהי רצון מלפניך יי אלהינו ואלהי אבותינו שלא יעשו בתיהם קבריהם On Yom Kippur the Kohen Gadol would pray for the people in the Sharon region of Israel: "May it be Your will,...

Conservative Movement Stands with Women of the Wall, Charlie Kalech
Posted on April 25, 2015

NEW YORK – After passing a Torah to a member of Woman of the Wall at the Western Wall on Monday, Jerusalem resident Charlie Kalech and Alden Solovy was physically attacked by...

NEW YORK – After passing a Torah to a member of Woman of the Wall at the Western Wall on Monday, Jerusalem resident Charlie Kalech and Alden Solovy was physically attacked by individuals at the Kotel and then subsequently Mr. Kalech was arrested and denied his civil rights by police. The Rabbinical...

Conservative Rabbinic Leader Stands with Trafficking Victims, Applauds Senate on Unanimous Bill Passage
Posted on April 24, 2015

NEW YORK – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would increase protections for victims of human trafficking and punishment for offenders.  Rabbi Julie...

NEW YORK – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would increase protections for victims of human trafficking and punishment for offenders.  Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti...

Makom: Creating Space for the Young Jews of Dallas
Posted on April 16, 2015

While one of the persistent concerns in the American Jewish community is the declining engagement of young adult Jews, in Dallas Jewish engagement of this population is strong and...

While one of the persistent concerns in the American Jewish community is the declining engagement of young adult Jews, in Dallas Jewish engagement of this population is strong and growing! In 2012 Rabbi David Singer, a new associate rabbi at Shearith Israel invited 50 young Jews to a brainstorming...

Conservative Rabbis Praise Passage of Bipartisan Iran Legislation
Posted on April 14, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a new bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615), authored by Sens. Bob Corker (...

NEW YORK – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a new bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615), authored by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and, in part, Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD). The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the...

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