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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 6, 2013 | 5:44 am

    The Reform leadership organization Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) honored 33 CCAR rabbis who have performed 50 years of service in the rabbinate. Among the honorees are Rabbis Harvey Fields of Wilshire Boulevard Temple; Hillel Cohn of Congregation Emanu El in San...

  • New Reform wedding edition confronts same-sex ceremonies

    August 16, 2012 | 10:22 am

    A new edition of a user-friendly guide to making a modern Jewish wedding has changed its approach to same-sex weddings.

    Rabbi Hara Person, publisher and director of CCAR Press, which publishes books for the Reform movement, said the new edition of “Beyond Breaking the Glass: A...

  • More Reform rabbis performing interfaith weddings

    July 3, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    Danny Richter and his fiancée, Lauren Perkins, have never been to a Jewish wedding, yet this fall, the interfaith couple is planning to be married in a Jewish wedding ceremony.

    The event marks other significant firsts: It also will be the first time that Rabbi Jill Perlman,...

  • First Woman Heads Reform Conference

    By Abby Cohn

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Janet Marder has a surprising confession for someone who is making history as the first woman president of the Reform movement's 1,800-member Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).

    She's seriously shy.

    "I had years of stage fright before I had to stand up in a crowd,"...

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  • Taking the Middle Road

    By Julie Wiener

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Reform movement's much-anticipated "Statement of Principles" may rival the Torah for most carefully scrutinized text in Jewish history.

    The two-page statement, which seeks to spell out just exactly what Reform Judaism is about, was discussed for close to two years, underwent six...

  • Mixed Reviews

    By Julie G Fax

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles' Reform rabbis returned to their pulpits from last week's Central Conference of American Rabbis convention in Pittsburgh, some of them delighted with the Statement of Principles, some of them disappointed, but all of them primed to revisit the definition of their...