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RA Statement on the U.S. Presidential Election
Posted on November 11, 2016

As the world responds to the US election, we reach out to you in shared love of Torah, Jewish community, family and friends. The past several months have been a volatile and...

As the world responds to the US election, we reach out to you in shared love of Torah, Jewish community, family and friends. The past several months have been a volatile and challenging election season and it is fair to say that while we never know what lies ahead, feelings of uncertainty are...

A Communal Prayer in Anticipation of a US Election
Posted on November 3, 2016

By Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Assembly אַתָּה חוֹנֵן לָאָדָם דַּעַת וּמְלַמֵּד לֶאֱנוֹשׁ בִּינָה Adonai, You grant us knowledge, and...

By Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Assembly אַתָּה חוֹנֵן לָאָדָם דַּעַת וּמְלַמֵּד לֶאֱנוֹשׁ בִּינָה Adonai, You grant us knowledge, and teach us understanding Help us to recognize the gift of our vibrant and open democracy and the responsibility to...

Conservative Movement Statement Regarding Attack on Conservative and Reform Leaders at the Kotel
Posted on November 2, 2016

This morning, while marching with Torah scrolls from the Dung Gate in the Old City in Jerusalem to the Kotel, Conservative and Reform leaders were attacked by members of the ultra...

This morning, while marching with Torah scrolls from the Dung Gate in the Old City in Jerusalem to the Kotel, Conservative and Reform leaders were attacked by members of the ultra-Orthodox community. The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly condemn all those...

Rabbinical Assembly Mourns Death of Shimon Peres, z”l
Posted on September 28, 2016

NEW YORK — The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, has issued the following statement on the death of former Israeli President...

NEW YORK — The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, has issued the following statement on the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres: The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, greatly mourns...

Rabbinical Assembly Expresses Solidarity in Wake of Fatal Shooting of Queens Imam
Posted on August 15, 2016

NEW YORK — Following Saturday afternoon’s fatal shooting of a Queens imam and his assistant, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti...

NEW YORK — Following Saturday afternoon’s fatal shooting of a Queens imam and his assistant, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement by Rabbi Philip Scheim, RA president: The Rabbinical Assembly expresses...

Rabbinical Assembly Responds to Movement for Black Lives Platform
Posted on August 9, 2016

The Rabbinical Assembly, representing 1,700 Conservative and Masorti rabbis around the world, along with the Jewish community, stands in support with those who seek dignity,...

The Rabbinical Assembly, representing 1,700 Conservative and Masorti rabbis around the world, along with the Jewish community, stands in support with those who seek dignity, justice, and respect for all people. For us, the Biblical words say it all: “Justice, justice you must pursue!” (...

Conservative Rabbis Stunned and Horrified at Nice Terror Attack
Posted on July 15, 2016

French Translation NEW YORK — Following Thursday evening’s attack in Nice, France, that left at least 80 dead and countless others injured, the Rabbinical Assembly, the...

French Translation NEW YORK — Following Thursday evening’s attack in Nice, France, that left at least 80 dead and countless others injured, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, released the following statement: We are stunned and...

Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu Expressing Disappointment Regarding Kotel Agreement
Posted on July 11, 2016

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the negotiating team supporting implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at...

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the negotiating team supporting implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel. The signers included the Masorti Movement, Union for Reform Judaism, Women of the Wall, Israel Movement for...

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