Rabbinicalassembly

Conservative Movement Stands with Women of the Wall, Charlie Kalech
Posted on April 25, 2015

NEW YORK – After passing a Torah to a member of Woman of the Wall at the Western Wall on Monday, Jerusalem resident Charlie Kalech and Alden Solovy was physically attacked by...

NEW YORK – After passing a Torah to a member of Woman of the Wall at the Western Wall on Monday, Jerusalem resident Charlie Kalech and Alden Solovy was physically attacked by individuals at the Kotel and then subsequently Mr. Kalech was arrested and denied his civil rights by police. The Rabbinical...

Conservative Rabbinic Leader Stands with Trafficking Victims, Applauds Senate on Unanimous Bill Passage
Posted on April 24, 2015

NEW YORK – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would increase protections for victims of human trafficking and punishment for offenders.  Rabbi Julie...

NEW YORK – The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would increase protections for victims of human trafficking and punishment for offenders.  Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti...

Makom: Creating Space for the Young Jews of Dallas
Posted on April 16, 2015

While one of the persistent concerns in the American Jewish community is the declining engagement of young adult Jews, in Dallas Jewish engagement of this population is strong and...

While one of the persistent concerns in the American Jewish community is the declining engagement of young adult Jews, in Dallas Jewish engagement of this population is strong and growing! In 2012 Rabbi David Singer, a new associate rabbi at Shearith Israel invited 50 young Jews to a brainstorming...

Conservative Rabbis Praise Passage of Bipartisan Iran Legislation
Posted on April 14, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a new bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615), authored by Sens. Bob Corker (...

NEW YORK – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a new bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615), authored by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and, in part, Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD). The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the...

National Council of Synagogues Statement of Concern Regarding Anti-Christian Acts
Posted on March 26, 2015

As Jewish spiritual leaders and members of the NCS, we join together to express our outrage at the unremitting violence, including mass murder and ethnic cleansing perpetrated...

As Jewish spiritual leaders and members of the NCS, we join together to express our outrage at the unremitting violence, including mass murder and ethnic cleansing perpetrated against Christians and various other faith groups throughout the world. While we deplore all acts of religious persecution...

Conservative Jews Commend Netanyahu Apology, Call for Continued U.S. Admin Support of Israel
Posted on March 23, 2015

NEW YORK – During a meeting with minority groups in Israel today, Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized for his Election Day comments regarding Israeli Arab voters. The Rabbinical...

NEW YORK – During a meeting with minority groups in Israel today, Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized for his Election Day comments regarding Israeli Arab voters. The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the association for Conservative/Masorti rabbis, and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)...

PM Statement Regarding Israeli Arab Voters Unacceptable
Posted on March 19, 2015

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, March 17, as Israel held its elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to...

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, March 17, as Israel held its elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls.” The Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis, condemns this statement and calls...

Rabbinical Assembly Stands with Trafficking Survivors, Against Efforts to Restrict Access to Healthcare
Posted on March 17, 2015

NEW YORK – Today, the United States Senate failed to advance current pending legislation that was meant to combat human trafficking and provide support for trafficking survivors....

NEW YORK – Today, the United States Senate failed to advance current pending legislation that was meant to combat human trafficking and provide support for trafficking survivors. The bill was sabotaged by language that was included to restrict trafficking survivors’ access to reproductive health...

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