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  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more...

  • Rabbi Irwin Groner, ex-Rabbinical Assembly president, dies at 81

    January 3, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Rabbi Irwin Groner, a former president of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly, has died.

    Groner, who led Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Detroit for more than four decades, died Dec. 30 at a hospital in that city. He was 81 and suffered from Parkinson's disease.

    He...

  • Buffalo rabbis condemn High Holidays hiring at Buffalo Hillel

    November 5, 2012 | 10:25 am

    The Buffalo Board of Rabbis condemned the involvement in High Holidays services at the University of Buffalo Hillel of a rabbi who was expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly over ethics violations.

    Rabbi A. Charles Shalman ran this year's High Holidays services at the Hillel on...

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  • Initiative pressing for more female leaders

    September 28, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Jewish Women International is joining with the Rabbinical Assembly in an initiative to advance women’s leadership in the Jewish community.

    The first event in the initiative was a conference call Monday with Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israel’s opposition Kadima Party.

    “I entered...

  • Briefs: Koufax and SLO power-hitter named draft IBL picks; Iran top terror sponsor

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Sandy Koufax on the mound. Click the BIG ARROW Koufax chosen in Israel Baseball League's (IBL) first-ever draft

    Power-hitting California outfielder Aaron Levin was the first player selected in the Israel Baseball League's inaugural draft. The Modi'in Miracles made Levin, 22,...