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Conservative Rabbis Horrified by Orlando Shooting
Posted on June 9, 2016

NEW YORK – Early Sunday, a terrorist stormed a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and went on a shooting rampage, which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded— the worst mass...

NEW YORK – Early Sunday, a terrorist stormed a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and went on a shooting rampage, which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded— the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. In response to this weekend’s mass shooting, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international...

Conservative Movement Affirms Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
Posted on June 2, 2016

NEW YORK — In light of continued discrimination against individuals who are transgender or gender non-conforming, the world’s Conservative and Masorti rabbis for the first time...

NEW YORK — In light of continued discrimination against individuals who are transgender or gender non-conforming, the world’s Conservative and Masorti rabbis for the first time have passed a stand-alone resolution affirming the rights of such individuals. The resolution was one of 10...

Joint Statement Regarding Meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu about Kotel Agreement
Posted on June 2, 2016

The following statement was released last night, June 1, 2016. Today, a delegation of senior North American Jewish leaders, representing the Jewish Federations of North America...

The following statement was released last night, June 1, 2016. Today, a delegation of senior North American Jewish leaders, representing the Jewish Federations of North America, the Union for Reform Judaism, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, the Conservative/Masorti movements, and...

CJLS Update
Posted on April 12, 2016

The CJLS met this past week at JTS. During the meeting, the committee approved three teshuvot: The first teshuvah was on the permissibility of physician strikes by Jay...

The CJLS met this past week at JTS. During the meeting, the committee approved three teshuvot: The first teshuvah was on the permissibility of physician strikes by Jay Stein. Apart from responding to issues of changing health care, he collects sources about the role and importance of...

Book Shuk-Sefer Store
Posted on March 25, 2016

Now that Siddur Lev Shalem has been published and its distribution is almost complete and now that all books published by the RA are available through our website, we would like...

Now that Siddur Lev Shalem has been published and its distribution is almost complete and now that all books published by the RA are available through our website, we would like to match colleagues who have books they no longer need and colleagues with limited resources who need siddurim and...

Conservative Rabbis Condemn Brussels Attacks, Pray for Victims
Posted on March 22, 2016

NEW YORK - In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium Tuesday morning and reports that ISIS is now claiming responsibility for these horrific murders, the Rabbinical Assembly...

NEW YORK - In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Belgium Tuesday morning and reports that ISIS is now claiming responsibility for these horrific murders, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement: We are horrified by...

Taking A Stand For Unity
Posted on March 20, 2016

This week, we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, DC for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates...

This week, we will join 20,000 fellow Jews in Washington, DC for the annual AIPAC policy conference. And this year, as in prior election years, the leading presidential candidates—Donald Trump among them—will take the stage to address pro-Israel advocates from across the country.So what makes this...

Rabbinical Assembly Responds to Right-Wing Efforts to Disparage Non-Orthodox Jews
Posted on March 18, 2016

Calls for Swift Implementation of Kotel DealNEW YORK – In the weeks since the historic agreement to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (...

Calls for Swift Implementation of Kotel DealNEW YORK – In the weeks since the historic agreement to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall), Israel has seen Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the head of the Shas Party, the United Torah Judaism...

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