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Hebrew Union College's downsizing plan sparks fierce debate in Cincinnati

The seminary’s leadership isn’t proposing closing the campus altogether. Instead, all HUC rabbinical students enroll in New York and Los Angeles, while Cincinnati will become a research center.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
07/04/2022
Cleveland, Ohio

An Ohio rabbi’s misconduct involved a child. No one told his congregants

A photo showing Rabbi David Komerofsky and Rabbi Jon Adland a year into Komerofsky's employment took new meaning after Adland was named in a sexual misconduct report.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
22/03/2022
Rabbi Michael Cook teaches a class at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 2016.

Hebrew Union College could stop ordaining Reform rabbis in Cincinnati after 147 years

The board of directors for Reform Judaism’s historic seminary is set to vote next month in New York on a proposal to stop enrolling rabbinical students in Cincinnati, citing declining enrollment.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
21/03/2022
Women of the Wall

Tensions will be high at Kotel for Rosh Hodesh service on Friday

Reform and Conservative movements are expected to march toward the Western Wall while Haredim are arranging protests.

03/03/2022

Pluralist streams set to clash with Bennett

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

12/02/2022

Kentucky rabbi says Jewish communities donating to victims of deadly tornadoes

At least 100 people are feared dead in Kentucky after a swarm of tornadoes tore a 200-mile path through the US Midwest and South.

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.

MK Gilad Kariv, stop pushing your Kotel agenda - opinion

No matter how many times Women of the Wall flout their feminist agenda, this group of 30-40 women is nothing but a front for the political aspirations of the Israeli Reform movement.

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
American, Canadian and Israeli flags are displayed in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Sexual abuse, misogynist culture harmed students at Reform rabbinical school

The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion employed sexual harassers and fostered a culture of sexism, racism and homophobia, according to numerous allegations.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA , ASAF SHALEV/JTA
10/11/2021
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