International Seminar for Halakhic Study, Fall 2021

The CJLS sponsored the International Seminar for Halakhic Study, a movement-wide seminar in which Conservative/Masorti congregations, communities, and schools came together to study a specific teshuvah of the CJLS. During the Jewish year of 5782 (2021-2022), the recommended day for the International Seminar for Halakhic Study was Sunday, October 31, 2021 (25 Marheshvan 5782). That year's teshuvah was Adoption by Rabbi Nate Crane. Here is Rabbi Crane’s 8-minute video and a text sheet and guide that guided discussions:

The purpose of the International Seminar for Halakhic Study is to show how our halakhic decisions develop from our spiritual values and ethical ideals, to emphasize the importance of halakhah and the study of halakhah among Conservative/Masorti Jews, to create a sense of a global community among Conservative/Masorti congregations and schools, to raise the profile of the CJLS in order to encourage RA rabbis to teach the teshuvot of the CJLS, and to inspire RA rabbis and communities to feel part of the CJLS process and the spiritual and ethical creativity of the Conservative/Masorti movement. It is designed to generate energy and excitement around the Conservative/Masorti halakhic process that defines our movement’s approach to Torah.