Statement of the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism on Our Hopes for Peace and Safety in a Time of War

Posted on January 9, 2009

The Conservative/Masorti Movement supports the State of Israel, its government and military, in its current operations to protect the citizens of Israel’s southern region and offers our prayers and material assistance to its soldiers and their families. We lament Hamas’ unrelenting and finally intolerable barrage of rocket fire on Israel’s cities and civilians. We pray Continue Reading »

With Enormous Heart & Soul, Women’s League’s Convention 2008 Is a Success

Posted on March 1, 2008

The more than 500 delegates who traveled to Detroit (actually, Dearborn) weren’t quite sure what to expect from the first Women’s League biennial convention in several decades to be held outside the Northeast. What they found was four days filled with exciting speakers, inspiring programming, and the camaraderie found at any Women’s League event. “The Continue Reading »

With Strength & Splendor: Jewish Women as Agents of Change

Posted on March 1, 2008

By Lisa Kogen With Strength and Splendor: Jewish Women as Agents of Change was unveiled at Convention 2008 to rave reviews. It is an extraordinary book highlighting extraordinary North American Jewish women from the past two centuries. Begun as Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The New World Balabuste, the Women’s League exhibit commemorating the 350th anniversary Continue Reading »

Conservative Movement Adopts Keruv Principles

Posted on March 1, 2008

After considerable review and discussion, in the fall of 2008 the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism (LCCJ) adopted principles of welcome and outreach to intermarried couples and their families. The LCCJ also established a keruv commission charged with developing materials to communicate the movement’s philosophy of welcoming. Members of the commission included rabbis and laypeople, Continue Reading »