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Jerusalem Post Op-Ed: Let's Commit to Eradicating Modern Slavery by the Next Seder
Posted on April 24, 2019

We are commanded to feel, over the course of our Seder, as if we, too, experienced the ravages of slavery and the redemptive power of liberation.   By Joshua Ratner and...

We are commanded to feel, over the course of our Seder, as if we, too, experienced the ravages of slavery and the redemptive power of liberation.   By Joshua Ratner and Jay Kornsgold  Originally published on The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)     This past...

RA Spotlight: Laurie Matzkin Merges Jewish Wisdom and Yoga
Posted on April 15, 2019

After seven years serving as Director of Lifelong Learning at a large synagogue, Laurie Matzkin launched her own business and built her brand from the ground up. We had the...

After seven years serving as Director of Lifelong Learning at a large synagogue, Laurie Matzkin launched her own business and built her brand from the ground up. We had the opportunity to speak with Rabbi Matzkin about her transition from synagogue leader to small business owner, how Jewish...

The Rabbinical Assembly Appoints Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal As Chief Executive
Posted on April 11, 2019

New York – The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti movement rabbis, announced today the selection of Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Shaare Torah...

New York – The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti movement rabbis, announced today the selection of Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, MD as its new chief executive.   Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin, president of the RA, welcomed...

Conservative/Masorti Movement Appalled by New Zealand Shooting
Posted on March 15, 2019

NEW YORK – In response to the deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand this morning, the Conservative/Masorti movement issued the following statement: As the Jewish community is...

NEW YORK – In response to the deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand this morning, the Conservative/Masorti movement issued the following statement: As the Jewish community is all too familiar with ethnic and religious hatred and violence, we are appalled by the terrorist attack that...

Statement Denouncing Congresswoman Omar's Anti-Semitic Words
Posted on March 12, 2019

  Words matter. The Torah teaches that God created the world through words. We remember as much in the daily prayers, "Praised is the One who spoke and the world...

  Words matter. The Torah teaches that God created the world through words. We remember as much in the daily prayers, "Praised is the One who spoke and the world came to be." The responsibility rests with the words we choose whether we build or destroy worlds. And how...

RA Spotlight: E. Noach Shapiro on the Transition from Pulpit Rabbi to Therapist
Posted on March 4, 2019

Once a pulpit rabbi, E. Noach Shapiro followed his passion to serve as a therapist late in his career. We had the opportunity to speak with Shapiro about the transition...

Once a pulpit rabbi, E. Noach Shapiro followed his passion to serve as a therapist late in his career. We had the opportunity to speak with Shapiro about the transition from pulpit rabbi to MSW student to owner of a private practice. Below, he shared his compelling story, along with...

Conservative Movement Statement on Otzma Yehudit
Posted on February 25, 2019

Racism and hatred are antithetical to our Jewish values and the ideals on which the Jewish State of Israel was founded. The Conservative/Masorti Movement condemns the decision...

Racism and hatred are antithetical to our Jewish values and the ideals on which the Jewish State of Israel was founded. The Conservative/Masorti Movement condemns the decision to include Otzma Yehudit, a racist Israeli political party with roots in the extremist ideology of the late Rabbi...

From Behind the Veil: Reflections on Black History Month
Posted on February 21, 2019

By Kendell Pinkney When the email landed in my inbox, I groaned. “We would like to commemorate Black History Month, and your name came up as someone with a...

By Kendell Pinkney When the email landed in my inbox, I groaned. “We would like to commemorate Black History Month, and your name came up as someone with a perspective that members of the RA would greatly appreciate hearing. Would you be interested in writing a 600-750 word piece...

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