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  • Rabbinical Council of America conversion panel issues recommendations

    July 6, 2015 | 9:55 am

    A committee established by the Rabbinical Council of America to review its conversion processes has submitted its report featuring recommendations in nine areas of the process.

    The review was put in place nine months ago after one of the RCA’s leading conversion rabbis, Barry...

  • Rabbinical marriage counseling works—up to a point

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Karen Fox remembers the moment when she decided she needed to pursue a master's degree in counseling psychology.
    In the late 1980s, Fox, a rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, decided to create a support group for several couples who had privately sought her out to discuss...
  • Acts of Faith

    By Amy Klein

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbinical School Moves to UCLA Hillel

    The Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR CA) has moved to its new home at the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center For Jewish Life at UCLA. Just five years since its establishment, the non-denominational graduate school for rabbinic, cantorial...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rally for Freedom

    "Avadim hayenu, ata bnei horin." We were slaves, but now we are free. Pesach's refrain is not true for many. For years, Charles Jacobs, along with many others, fulminated in print and in person against slavery, and particularly against those states, most notably...

  • Is It Safe?

    By Mike Levy

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, synagogues and other Jewish organizations scrambled to evaluate security precautions.

    A week before Rosh Hashana, and with ongoing violence in Israel, the timing of the attacks raised serious concerns for many about the safety of high-profile...

  • Bringing Liberal and Orthodox Jews Together

    By Rabbi Richard N. Levy

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "We All Stood at Sinai" Above, an aerial view of the area believed to be Mount Sinai. From"The Synagogue," Phaidon, 1995. A few weeks ago, the heads of the three major rabbinical organizations in North America met for conversation at Congregation Mogen David in West Los Angeles. For...