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RA Spotlight: Michael Friedland on the Challenges and Joys of Small Synagogue Life
Posted on May 22, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the wonderful diversity of the Conservative/Masorti rabbinate, we spoke with our colleague Michael Friedland, 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 Michael Friedland, who has been working at a small synagogue for over two decades. Below, he shared how he’s bringing innovative practices to his congregation,...

Resources on Reproductive Freedom
Posted on May 16, 2019

The Rabbinical Assembly is deeply troubled by legislation limiting reproductive rights in various states. Here are resources that will help you have a nuanced discussion about...

The Rabbinical Assembly is deeply troubled by legislation limiting reproductive rights in various states. Here are resources that will help you have a nuanced discussion about reproductive rights and Jewish tradition:  Statement on Reproductive Freedom (2019) Related Statement:...

Statement on Reproductive Freedom
Posted on May 15, 2019

The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, issued the following statement tonight on Alabama’s new abortion law: The Rabbinical...

The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, issued the following statement tonight on Alabama’s new abortion law: The Rabbinical Assembly is deeply troubled by the enacting of today’s abortion law in Alabama and believes it should and will be struck...

Conservative/Masorti Movement Condemns Missile Attack on Israel
Posted on May 7, 2019

Together with our fellow Jews around the world, we pause this evening and tomorrow to recall with deep sorrow the Israeli soldiers and civilians killed in war and in...

Together with our fellow Jews around the world, we pause this evening and tomorrow to recall with deep sorrow the Israeli soldiers and civilians killed in war and in terrorist attacks since the founding of the State. Before we turn to celebrating the great miracle and blessing of...

Reflections from Day Three of Convention 2019 in Montreal
Posted on May 7, 2019

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Our day began with Shaharit and an alternative Shaharit, which explored the impact of the G!d language used in prayer through...

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Our day began with Shaharit and an alternative Shaharit, which explored the impact of the G!d language used in prayer through singing, silence, translation, and experimentation. Opening Limmud sessions and professional workshops covered various...

Reflections from Day Two of Convention 2019 in Montreal
Posted on May 6, 2019

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Our opening Limmud sessions and professional workshops covered an array of important topics, including love and inclusion as a...

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Our opening Limmud sessions and professional workshops covered an array of important topics, including love and inclusion as a halakhic value, similarities and differences between Canadian and American Jewish communities, navigating the first five...

Reflections from Day One of Convention 2019 in Montreal
Posted on May 5, 2019

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Convention 2019 opened with a reception and creative workshops, which included Israeli folk singing, Jewish meditation, and an...

By Diana Denza, Communications Specialist Convention 2019 opened with a reception and creative workshops, which included Israeli folk singing, Jewish meditation, and an improv session.  After a welcome by Convention Co-Chairs Rabbi Lionel Moses and Rabbi Catherine Clark, we...

Conservative/Masorti Movement Appalled by Chabad of Poway Shooting
Posted on April 28, 2019

At our Seder tables, we retell the Exodus story of the liberation from bondage of the Jewish people. Throughout the Passover holiday, we read of the power of redemption. Sadly, at...

At our Seder tables, we retell the Exodus story of the liberation from bondage of the Jewish people. Throughout the Passover holiday, we read of the power of redemption. Sadly, at the very same time when we celebrate the gift of freedom, we also recall the history of anti-semitism which weighs...

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