People who have complained about bad behavior by Conservative rabbis wonder whether the Rabbinical Assembly can change its ways.
‘You can’t put the genie back in the bottle,’ one Conservative rabbi said of virtual services.
It will not be up to me alone to complete the tasks — but neither am I free to abstain from them.
“The question is not so much will there be a URJ but what is its new purpose and how big does it need to be to achieve its goals?”
One of the five rabbis on the list said he was “embarrassed and ashamed” of its lack of gender diversity.
“The overall sense was, regardless of how people feel about the president, that respect should be shown for the office of the president.”
Eisen, who has served 12 years, will preside over the opening ceremony of the new campus in the spring — a project that he led.
The selection committee liked the Maryland spiritual leader’s innovative ways.
“I do not have and will not have any connection to these heretical movements,” Eliezer Rauchberger told Haaretz.
“We have been praying for peace for everyone, and looking to the north where Israel is,” said Jacob Owani, 35, after the service.