The Rabbinical Assembly, in cooperation with the Jewish Theological Seminary, periodically holds a course for physicians, entitled "Brit Kodesh, A Sacred Covenant: A Conference on Brit Milah."
Qualified physicians who are clinically trained and highly experienced in medical circumcision, and who are practicing Conservative Jews, can apply with the recommendation of their rabbis and theapproval of their local Rabbinical Assembly regions.
The course will be held in May 2011. For more information about the course, or to apply, click here.
The Rabbinical Assembly is pleased to offer its עת רצון seminar for rabbis in pulpits. This workshop deals with the adjustment to a new position, managing change and working with the other staff and lay leaders. Rabbis will leave the seminar with an action plan for their transition. Lay leadership of the congregation is invited to attend.
For more information please contact Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg 212-280-6000.
This past Tuesday, JTS confered honorary doctorates on the 41 RA Members listed below who have served in the rabbinate for 25 years or more. Gilah Dror, RA President, delivered greetings, and Jack Moline, RA Director of Public Policy, spoke on behalf of the honorees. Chancellor Eisen confered the degrees and delivered the convocation address (the text of which we will post in the coming week). See the official JTS press release for more details about the event.
By Stuart Weinblatt, RA Director of Israel Policy and Advocacy
Last Thursday, the RA hosted a delegation of Israeli reporters and staff of members of Knesset.