Jerry Falwell

Reform Leader Yoffie To Retire In 2012

Rabbi Eric Yoffie outlines ambitious program for next two years

06/10/2010
Editor and Publisher

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, one of the most outspoken and often controversial leaders in American Jewry, announced Thursday that he plans to retire as president of the Union for Reform Judaism in two years, when he will be 65 — but not before he tackles some major challenges facing the nation’s largest synagogue movement.

He told a URJ board meeting Thursday afternoon that he plans to spend his remaining time in office focusing on rebuilding the Reform youth movement, which he said has declined to “dangerously low levels,” and to promote teen engagement.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie

The Falwell-Olmert Connection

Jerry Falwell to pray, raise funds for Israel.

09/13/2002
Staff Writer
The faith may be different but the politics are the same. That's the bottom line when Evangelical Christian leader Rev. Jerry Falwell cohosts a huge prayer meeting to support Israel with Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert next month at Falwell's church in Lynchburg, Va. The event, called the "Jerusalem Prayer Summit," is designed to show support for Israel and raise money for terrorism victims in Jerusalem, according to press reports.
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