The head of the U.S. Reform movement led egalitarian prayers at the Western Wall plaza. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, on Monday held the prayer service with some 200 rabbis and lay leaders.
Eugene Borowitz, a leading Reform Jewish philosopher and leader of Reform Judaism, has died at 91.
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.
The leader of American Reform Jewry said Diaspora Jews should not support the misguided policies of Israeli leaders and that Israel should look to North America for moral guidance.
The leader of the Reform Jewish movement urged Benjamin Netanyahu to preserve pluralism in a message congratulating the Israeli prime minister on forming a new government.
BDS advocates scored a big win as Presbyterians voted for divestment. With the peace talks dead, some trumpet boycotting Israel as the only path left to a two-state solution.
The leader of the Reform movement asked his Presbyterian counterparts to join him in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make their case against Israeli practices in the West Bank.
After the contentious rejection of J Street by the Presidents Conference, a potent coalition has launched a determined effort to reform the umbrella organization.
Reform Movement leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs has signaled that the Union of Reform Judaism could consider dropping out of the Conference of Presidents in response to yesterday’s vote to reject membership to the progressive pro-Israel group J Street.
EDITORIAL: Who objects to J Street taking a place in the communal tent and why? The Presidents Conference should lift its veil of secrecy — and start an open debate.