Rabbi Daniel Nevins

Conservative Rabbis Approve Same-Sex Marriage Guidelines


The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards -- which sets halachic policy for the Conservative movement -- has voted unanimously to provide the approximately 1,600 Conservative rabbis with guidelines on performing same-sex marriages.

The move is an official sanction of the ceremonies by the movement.

At Jerusalem Seminary, Hoping LGBT Shift Signals More Openness

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

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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