“It’s … shocking. After all the awareness that’s been raised in the #MeToo era, this is not something we should be hearing about at this stage.”
“It does not have to be this way.”
Ellenson previously served in the role from 2001 to 2013. He is taking over following the death of Rabbi Aaron Panken in a plane crash.
There’s a first for everything.
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.
The president of the largest Jewish movement in the United States called on Israel to prevent harm to civilians during the Gaza border protests.
One rabbi derided attendees as “proudly discarding Jewish law” and dubbed the entire banquet an “event in poor taste.”
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“In a polarized political climate, this helps congregations come together,” and “discern where to focus efforts for the greatest possible impact.”