Skolnik Named Leader of Conservative Rabbis Group

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik was installed Monday as president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention.

He replaces Rabbi Gilah Dror, who held the position for the last two years.

Skolnik was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1981 and served as assistant rabbi of The Forest Hills Jewish Center, the largest Conservative congregation in Queens, for almost three years. Upon the death of Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser in 1984, he assumed the position of senior rabbi of the congregation.

“I am honored and humbled to assume the presidency of the RA at this critical juncture for the Conservative movement,” Skolnik said during Monday’s installation ceremony. He previously served as vice president of the assembly.

The Rabbinical Assembly’s national convention is currently taking place in Atlanta.

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Skolnik Named Leader of Conservative Rabbis Group

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close