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Our RA at the Border: Updates from Juarez and El Paso
Posted on August 27, 2019

This week, I traveled to El Paso and Juarez with a small delegation of HIAS leadership. We spent time both in El Paso and Juarez. We did not go to any ICE detention centers but we...

This week, I traveled to El Paso and Juarez with a small delegation of HIAS leadership. We spent time both in El Paso and Juarez. We did not go to any ICE detention centers but we did travel to a shelter in Juarez run by the Mexican government, which holds 500 people, all families....

Webinar Recording: Refugee Resettlement, Asylum, and the U.S./Mexico Border
Posted on August 22, 2019

This webinar covers the following topics: Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. This webinar provides an up-to-the-minute update on the Administration’s moves to sharply cut...

This webinar covers the following topics: Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. This webinar provides an up-to-the-minute update on the Administration’s moves to sharply cut refugee resettlement to the United States, denying protection to people fleeing terror and persecution around the...

International Seminar for Halakhic Study, Fall 2019
Posted on August 7, 2019

The CJLS is sponsoring the International Seminar for Halakhic Study, a day on which Conservative/Masorti communities will come together to study a specific teshuvah of the CJLS....

The CJLS is sponsoring the International Seminar for Halakhic Study, a day on which Conservative/Masorti communities will come together to study a specific teshuvah of the CJLS. The recommended date for fall 2019 is Sunday November 17, 2019. The teshuvah to be studied is "Women and Mitzvot...

Webinar Recording: Handguns in Israel
Posted on July 31, 2019

If you thought that there's no problem with gun violence in Israel - this webinar recording is for you.   Learn about the "Gun Free Kitchen Tables" לא אקדח על שלחן...

If you thought that there's no problem with gun violence in Israel - this webinar recording is for you.   Learn about the "Gun Free Kitchen Tables" לא אקדח על שלחן המטבח Coalition. Hear from our Israeli colleagues Mikie Goldstein and Idit Lev about the importance of this issue...

RA Spotlight: David Krishef on Handling Transitions and Engaging in Public Dialogue
Posted on July 23, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague David Krishef, who has been working at a...

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague David Krishef, who has been working at a small synagogue in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over two decades. Below, he shared how he led his congregation through...

Conservative/Masorti Movement Expresses Anger at Immigrant Detention Centers
Posted on June 25, 2019

The Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism expressed intense anger today at the status of immigrant detention in the United States, particularly reports of children being held...

The Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism expressed intense anger today at the status of immigrant detention in the United States, particularly reports of children being held in inhumane conditions and that a former internment camp used during World War II for Japanese-Americans at Fort...

3 Ways to Take a Stand Against Gun Violence
Posted on June 12, 2019

"An act of violence is an act of desecration." -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel   The Rabbinical Assembly calls on every person who stands against gun violence to...

"An act of violence is an act of desecration." -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel   The Rabbinical Assembly calls on every person who stands against gun violence to TAKE THESE 3 ACTIONS TODAY:   Urge your Senators to support the Background Check Expansion Act (S. 42),...

RA Spotlight: Rachel Isaacs is Nurturing Small Town Jewish Life
Posted on June 4, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague Rachel Isaacs, an openly gay rabbi who has...

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague Rachel Isaacs, an openly gay rabbi who has been working at a small synagogue in Waterville. Below, she shared her experiences working in rural Maine, her work...

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