conservative judaism

A STAR of David on a synagogue.
Save Conservative Judaism, not Preservative Judaism

Today, most Conservative Jews are truly liberal American Jews.

26/05/2020
A Shabbat service featuring members of the Madrid and Barcelona Reform communities.
Conservative movement allows livestreaming on Shabbat, holidays amid virus

Noting the “unprecedented time” brought on by the virus, the movement’s Jewish law authorities voted Wednesday to allow livestreaming with a number of caveats.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
15/05/2020
Ramah camps anticipate shortfall of $27 million, but don’t expect to fold

The network of 10 Conservative Jewish Ramah camps in North America will lose approximately half of their collective annual revenue if they all need to cancel camp and refund tuition.

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/05/2020
Nearly all Reform Jewish summer camps closed due to coronavirus

The Reform movement is also canceling all of its trips to Israel and other locations, as well as all in-person youth activities.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/05/2020
Disagreement can be the basis of Jewish unity – even during a pandemic

In today’s world, it cannot be denied that the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox denominations have distinct identities and positions regarding matters of religious practice.

By ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL
22/04/2020
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
Conservative leaders say virtual minyans are permissible during ‘crisis'

The leaders of the Conservative movement’s Jewish law committee issued a crisis declaration allowing the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish with a virtual online prayer quorum.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
19/03/2020
KUDOS TO Mayor Moshe Lion for enabling Nahlaot’s legendary Purim street party to go on.
Queen Esther’s 'mission impossible' moment

What is it like when we face a moment that we have been born to do, where we must take the risk of a lifetime to save something or someone dear, precious, or even holy?

By RABBI JACOB BLUMENTHAL
10/03/2020
JOELLE ECKSTEIN and the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein at the Kotel
A heart of gold

The hotline, based in Jerusalem, receives about 150 calls per week, and is manned by people who speak Hebrew, Arabic and Russian.

By LISA SAMIN
05/03/2020
Female rabbi being ordained
Conservative movement apologizes for innovative rabbis list without women

The article, which is no longer available online, quickly drew criticism on social media for its lack of gender diversity.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
15/02/2020
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York
Conservative rabbinical students oppose 'Deal of the Century,' annexation

“Trump’s plan would leave Palestinians with a handful of discontiguous territories surrounded by settlements."

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/02/2020
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