Annual federation assembly culminates in march to the Kotel.
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Jerusalem — Two marches here, 10 years apart, speak to the evolving nature of the diaspora-Israel relationship.
In 2003, during the height of the second intifada, thousands came to Israel’s capital for the annual General Assembly (GA) of the North American federation movement and showed their solidarity with the Jewish state by marching through the streets of Jerusalem.
With $3 million grant, Chovevei Torah marks decade of ordaining inclusive rabbis, as RCA rejection may be weakening.
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After studying in Israel for two years after college, Aaron Potek decided that, in spite of his undergraduate engineering studies, he wanted to be a rabbi.
Having attended public high school and the University of Michigan as an observant Jew, he was accustomed to making connections with Jews of all denominations as well as with non-Jews. That led him to Yeshiva Chovevei Torah.