Rabbi Steven Wernick ran the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism since 2009, and presided over a period of many difficulties.
Israeli and Diaspora Jewry are in a “very precarious place,” Rabbi Steven Wernick warned a Knesset committee.
Chances for de-escalation between Israel’s religious establishment and non-Orthodox movements in Israel and North America appear increasingly unlikely as new developments pile atop old ones adding layers of injury.
The Conservative movement’s umbrella group has laid off a total of 12 full-time and part-time employees in an effort to close a bulging $1 million budget deficit.
Despite a budget deficit twice what was expected, the leader of the Conservative movement’s synagogue umbrella group says the group will balance its budget within two years.
The congregational arm of the Conservative movement ran a cumulative budget deficit of more than $5 million over the past two years, JTA has learned, renewing longstanding concerns for the future of one of the movement’s key institutional pillars.
Rabbi Steven Wernick, the leader of Judaism’s Conservative movement, has admitted using the words of two prominent rabbis in his own work. But is it really wrong?