United Synagogue Approves Broad Restructuring

United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism has instituted a broad restructuring that will include deep cuts in staff, a consolidation of its services and even a reduction in its board of directors from 180 to 75 members. The board approved the changes in a vote on September 13.


New Kosher Food Certification May Be Most Detailed In the Industry

The Conservative movement has released detailed guidelines for what experts say could be one of the most comprehensive food certifications in existence.


Few Jewish Workplaces Have Family-Friendly Policies

Women make up about three-quarters of the Jewish communal work force, but few Jewish organizations have formal policies that guarantee access to paid maternity leave and flexible work arrangements — and fewer still offer paid paternity leave.


Operation Abraham Coming to America?

In late August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathered hundreds of scientists and public health professionals in Atlanta for its biannual conference to discuss the issue of HIV prevention. One presentation, delivered by an Israeli doctor, managed to catch more media attention than any other, and to trigger the ire of a group of impassioned activists.


As New Owners Take Over Meat Plant, Battered Postville Waits and Worries

The new owners of the beleaguered kosher meat company Agriprocessors are quickly facing criticism over their early management of the company.

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