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Words After Charleston, SC
Posted on June 25, 2015

By Rabbi David KosakBarukh she’amarWith Your words, You created worldsvariegated flowers, star shaped seed pods,the geology of craters and rangesstriations of colorthe bedrock of...

By Rabbi David KosakBarukh she’amarWith Your words, You created worldsvariegated flowers, star shaped seed pods,the geology of craters and rangesstriations of colorthe bedrock of Your worldand pinnacle of divine hope-- peopleWith our words, we extinguish love and lifestrain out what seems odd...

Jewish Groups Call for Shabbat of Solidarity with the African-American community
Posted on June 24, 2015

Representing all the various movements within the Jewish community, a broad coalition of organizations call for Shabbat reflection on racism in society and support for the African...

Representing all the various movements within the Jewish community, a broad coalition of organizations call for Shabbat reflection on racism in society and support for the African-American communityIn an extraordinary display of unity, a broad cross-section of American Jewish organizations have...

Conservative Rabbis Horrified by Attack at South Carolina Church
Posted on June 18, 2015

 NEW YORK – Following the horrific Wednesday night attack on a historic African American South Carolina church, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement...

 NEW YORK – Following the horrific Wednesday night attack on a historic African American South Carolina church, the Rabbinical Assembly released the following statement, expressing their condolences to the community and condemnation of such crimes spurred by hate and prejudice.The...

Rabbinic Leader Applauds Creation of New Office to Combat Human Trafficking
Posted on June 12, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the creation of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), with Katherine Chon as its director....

NEW YORK – Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the creation of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), with Katherine Chon as its director. Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/...

CM Leaders Respond to Misrepresentations by President Rivlin’s Office
Posted on June 8, 2015

In response to the quotes as reported by TOI and Haaretz re: other possibilities offered by President Rivlin following the second cancellation of a bar mitzvah for special needs...

In response to the quotes as reported by TOI and Haaretz re: other possibilities offered by President Rivlin following the second cancellation of a bar mitzvah for special needs children, the Conservative Movement clarifies the following misrepresentations stated or implied in those quotes:The...

Urgent Letter to President Rivlin
Posted on June 7, 2015

Dear President Rivlin,With great sadness and with deep sorrow, we have no choice but to write this letter to you.About one month ago, the Mayor of Rehovot ordered the cancellation...

Dear President Rivlin,With great sadness and with deep sorrow, we have no choice but to write this letter to you.About one month ago, the Mayor of Rehovot ordered the cancellation of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony for children with disabilities on 48 hours notice, following six months of the children’s...

Rabbi Eric Woodward and Eitzat Yitro in Columbus, Ohio
Posted on May 28, 2015

Eric Woodward (JTS 2013) describes himself as a rabbi who grew up in a “non-normative family” (his father is not Jewish, but his mother is) and has drawn on this experience in...

Eric Woodward (JTS 2013) describes himself as a rabbi who grew up in a “non-normative family” (his father is not Jewish, but his mother is) and has drawn on this experience in creating “Eitzat Yitro”, a unique program at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus, Ohio. Named for Moses’s father-in-...

Conservative Movement Calls on PM Netanyahu to Ensure Rights of All Israelis
Posted on May 6, 2015

Sends Open Letter in Response to Cancellation of Rehovot B’nei Mitzva for Children with DisabilitiesNEW YORK -- Following the cancellation of the b’nei mitzva ceremony of children...

Sends Open Letter in Response to Cancellation of Rehovot B’nei Mitzva for Children with DisabilitiesNEW YORK -- Following the cancellation of the b’nei mitzva ceremony of children with disabilities by Mayor Rahamim Malul of Rehovot last week, worldwide leaders from the Conservative Movement have...

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