Mikie Goldstein

At Jerusalem Seminary, Hoping LGBT Shift Signals More Openness

Many hope landmark decision at Masorti-Conservative’s Schechter leads to more inclusion, less acrimony.

04/25/2012
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Mikie Goldstein, a gay rabbinical student at New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary, is gratified that the Masorti movement — the Conservative movement’s Israeli branch — decided late last week to permit gays and lesbians to study toward ordination at the Schechter Rabbinical School in Jerusalem. 

Ian Chesir-Teran, a gay rabbinical student at HUC, welcomed the Schecter Rabbinical School's decision to accept gay students.
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