The deadline for resolving the crisis over the new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been extended indefinitely, after an aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to draft a solution acceptable to the opposing sides within the 60 days he was allotted.
(JTA) — The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis, has elected its first Canadian president. Rabbi Philip Scheim, who has led Beth David Congregation in Toronto since 1984, was elected by the membership and will be installed Sunday at an event in New York. Scheim succeeds Rabbi William Gershon of Dallas, who took…
For centuries, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat rice, legumes and corn on Passover. Will this year mark the beginning of the end of the prohibition on ‘kitniyot’?
Two historic Boston-area Conservative synagogues are planning to join forces and cohabit on a shared campus, following votes by the leaders of both institutions.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is launching a new push to help congregations become inclusive of people with disabilities.
There’s no more ‘Lord’ and ‘Master’ in the new prayer book for the Conservative movement. The updated siddur uses modern language and context designed for broader appeal, but also includes traditional passages it had ignored in the past.
The Conservative movement was once the very embodiment of what it meant to be an “American Jew.”
Liberals slammed the Israeli Chief Rabbi for not being open to dialogue. Then they praised Ayman Odeh for the same behavior. Jane Eisner asks: Why the inconsistency?
It was all hugs and smiles when Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met Friday with leaders of America’s three main Jewish denominations at an event hosted by UJA-Federation of New York.
Conservative Judaism is at a crossroads.