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One of 2 Conservative rabbinical schools in US is slashing tuition — by 80%

Ziegler’s new tuition is $7,000 a year, down from $31,342 this year. The change makes the school just 20% the price of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
24/03/2022
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York

The Conservative movement once nearly expelled her. Now she’ll train its rabbis.

Ayelet Cohen’s appointment comes two years after JTS, the flagship of the Conservative movement of Judaism, appointed a woman to the chancellorship for the first time.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
10/03/2022

Pluralist streams set to clash with Bennett

Smotrich says he is glad Reform movement losing support in the US

12/02/2022

The Great Resignation could leave synagogues without leaders

If synagogues can’t be reasonably assured of rabbis from within the movement, why should they continue to pay dues to belong to it?

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
31/01/2022

Darkenu launches campaign asking Diaspora Jews to support Western Wall deal

The non-partisan civil society movement Darkenu launched a campaign calling for Diaspora Jews to express their support for the Western Wall compromise which is being pushed by the gov't.

Pluralism is not Jewish? - Opinion

Many Jewish sources which favor unity are opposed to uniformity. Bemidbar Rabbah (13:15,16) for example, affirms that 'there are 70 faces to the Torah.'

By ALAN SILVERSTEIN
10/11/2021
 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett praying at the Willard Hotel in Washington on Wednesday.

Time for Bennett to go to shul in America - analysis

Some American Jewish groups felt disenfranchised from Israel during Netanyahu's term due to his haredi parties alliance — Bennett could change that.

26/09/2021
The B’nai Jeshurun Conservative Synagogue in Manhattan

ADL and conservative synagogues partner to combat antisemitism

The partnership will deliver education materials to congregation members, and, in coordination with Secure Community Network, increase reporting and response to antisemitic incidents.

Portrait of Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely poses for a picture at her office i

Jewish Conservative youth group protests Hotovely with 'Occupation' event

The movement claims that she "has consistently refused to recognise Palestinian heritage, referring to the Palestinians as "thieves of history."

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Jewish Theological Seminary names first female dean for rabbinical school

Uhrbach is founder and will continue as director of the Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts at JTS, and has worked on several Conservative movement prayer books.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
23/03/2021
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