Despite local success stories, no national trend indicates that non-Orthodox synagogue membership is growing. That is the sobering news.
Jewish leaders around the world and from all denominations expressed their sorrow on the death of Pankin, who was supposed to ordain new rabbis today.
Panken, a licensed commercial pilot, led the Reform movement’s seminary system since 2014.
One rabbi derided attendees as “proudly discarding Jewish law” and dubbed the entire banquet an “event in poor taste.”
“In a polarized political climate, this helps congregations come together,” and “discern where to focus efforts for the greatest possible impact.”
“We are feeling betrayed,” said Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the head of the URJ’s political arm. “Not by Israel, but by its leaders.”
Rev. Dr. Barber, the country’s foremost progressive religious activist called on Reform Jews to join him in his campaign.
Temple Emanu-El, an iconic synagogue in Manhattan, is the site of the latest drama in tensions between American Jews and Israel’s rabbinate.
Jewish identity certainly won’t be lost over Halloween, a rabbi argues.
Be open because having numerous voices makes your experience richer. Whether or not Orthodoxy responds should not affect your bottom line.