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  • Reform Jews launch $50 million campaign

    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (JTA) — Reform Jewish officials plan to raise $50 million over the next decade to build synagogues and community centers throughout Israel as part of an aggressive and ambitious new strategy to boost the movement worldwide. Last week’s announcement by Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, executive director of Reform’s Zionist and international arm…

  • Conservative rabbis avoid debate on contentious issues

    New York Jewish Week BALTIMORE, May 3 (JTA) — Nearly 500 Conservative rabbis gathered in Baltimore from around the world last week to discuss the future of their movement. But issues not found on the official agenda for the 99th annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, the organization representing 1,500 Conservative rabbis, were perhaps more…

  • Yeshiva University conference aims to rebuild black-Jewish ties

    New York Jewish Week NEW YORK, March 12 (JTA) — The four panelists were in agreement. They knew deep problems continued to exist between blacks and Jews. They just were not sure what to do about them. “We came here today to see how we might have lost our way, and how we might find…