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ADL Announces Policy Agenda to Fight Antisemitism

Posted on June 28, 2022

New York, NY, June 28, 2022 Today, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) launched their new COMBAT policy plan that outlines a set of priorities designed to prevent antisemitism.  “Antisemitic incidents are rising to unprecedented levels. We need a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to protecting Jewish communities at home and abroad,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “Our Continue Reading »

USCJ On Today’s Supreme Court Decision: Thoughts and Resources

Posted on June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Dear Friend, Today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade casts a dark shadow.  The Conservative-Masorti movement expresses anger and deep disappointment at the loss of religious freedom and personal autonomy that will result. The nation-wide constitutional argument over whether there is a right to privacy that gives women control over their Continue Reading »

Conservative Rabbis Strongly Condemn U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Abortion Rights

Posted on June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Conservative Rabbis Strongly Condemn U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Abortion Rights Commit to supporting legislation in holding up reproductive freedom New York, NY – For over five decades, the Rabbinical Assembly has strongly and repeatedly affirmed the halakhic necessity of access to abortion based on our members’ understanding of relevant biblical Continue Reading »

DATE CHANGE: Mivtza Ukraine will take place on June 26

Posted on June 14, 2022

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mivtza Ukraine will be delayed once again. Due to production delays caused, in part, by working with contributors in an active war zone, we were unable to assemble all the materials needed in time to meet our June 12 premiere date. The good news Continue Reading »

Archives Update: We’re packed and ready to go!

Posted on June 7, 2022

With the help of an incredible corps of volunteers, the Women’s League archives are packed and ready to be transferred to the Jewish Theological Seminary. We ended up with the contents in 77 archival cartons that will be safely stored and catalogued at the Seminary’s archival storage location.  The materials include some very fascinating items: Continue Reading »

2022-2023 Ma’alot Grants

Posted on May 18, 2022

2022-2023 Ma’alot Grants Announcing the 2022-2023 Ma’alot Grants, jointly funded by Nefesh B’ Nefesh and the Jewish National Fund USA for programs related to Israel in North American communities. The maximum award is $1,250. Your kehillah should apply! Before applying, please review these guidelines, then apply here: www.jnf.org/maalot. Questions? Contact our colleague Paul Freedman.   RECONNECTING Continue Reading »

GFP Ukraine Crisis Matching Campaign

Posted on May 18, 2022

View Flyer here: GFPRE Ukraine EBlast 520 Eighth Ave https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ukraine-crisis-relief-fund/?rf=520-Eight-Avenue

Masorti Communities in Ukraine Need Our Help

Posted on May 18, 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine concerns us all. We are in close contact with our Masorti/Conservative communities in Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Odessa, Kharkov and Dnipro – who are spending unimaginable nights in bomb shelters and are trying to find refuge in the west of Ukraine and in other countries. We stand with our sisters and brothers Continue Reading »

A Health and Wellness Message

Posted on May 9, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month 2022 In the United States, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  In Canada, this is marked in October.  Mental health is something we should all be aware of regardless of the month on the calendar. Mental health issues and the struggles many go through have of course been aggravated by the Continue Reading »

2022 News from Masorti Israel

Posted on May 2, 2022

Dear friend, As a valued supporter of the Masorti-Conservative Movement of Israel, I wanted to share an update from our Israeli partners as Masorti embarks on a new strategic vision of service to the State of Israel.  There’s much more than I can share in this note; I hope to reach out to you next Continue Reading »