Here, Shabbat services can alternate weekly between Reform and Conservative, while on the High Holidays, both services are offered in separate rooms.
Maybe the Christian right is right, after all. For almost 40 years now, they’ve been warning us that traditional religion is being eroded — and maybe we’ve reached a tipping point.
Michah Gottlieb grew up a deeply engaged Conservative Jew, but he no longer identifies that way. What happened — and what does it tell us about the denomination’s troubles?
Across the country, scores of synagogues have overcome denominational differences to merge formally, share space or otherwise collaborate, often due to financial hardships wrought by shrinking Jewish populations.