Liberal Leaders Press Case On Kotel Compromise

Deadline nears on pluralistic prayer at Western Wall.

05/17/2016 - 17:07
Staff Writer

With less than 10 days remaining of the 60-day review of the historic Western Wall compromise, religious leaders here are voicing concerns about potential changes to the plan.

URJ’s Rabbi Rick Jacobs reportedly will travel to Israel with other liberal leaders to lobby for the prayer compromise.

USCJ Receives Continuing Support On Inclusion Initiative From Ruderman Family Foundation

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) will build on the successful launch of the Ruderman Inclusion Action Community initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities, thanks to continuing support from the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF) in the form of a $375,000 three-year grant.

Through the grant, USCJ will continue to provide expertise and consulting to its affiliated congregations to develop comprehensive visions and action plans on inclusion. 

The Ruderman Inclusion Summit. Courtesy of the Ruderman Family Foundation

Wailing About The Wall

Anat Hoffman’s arrest at Kotel galvanizing liberal Jewish groups
10/22/2012 - 20:00

Last week’s episode was hardly the first time Israeli police stopped activist Anat Hoffman while she was leading a women’s prayer service at the Western Wall in violation of Israeli law.

But this time, police actually arrested Hoffman — a first, she says — and the incident appears to be galvanizing liberal Jewish groups in the United States and Israel.

Afternoon prayers at the United Synagogue’s offices. MICHAEL DATIKASH
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