Rabbi Steven Wernick ran the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism since 2009, and presided over a period of many difficulties.
Jimmy Cohen was convicted of molesting teens on a Conservative movement youth program. Participants still haven’t heard from the organization.
“Our investigation led us to sever the relationship with [Gutin] permanently.”
“We believe that support for President Trump’s announcement is both politically shortsighted and morally unsound,” the letter reads.
Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.
Conservative Judaism’s embattled congregational arm has laid off a handful of senior staffers amid its ongoing financial crisis, the Forward has learned.
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.