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  • Reconstructionists to accept rabbinical applicants with non-Jewish partners

    October 1, 2015 | 9:14 am

    The Reconstructionist movement will accept rabbinical applicants who have non-Jewish partners.

    A ban on such applicants, last reaffirmed in 2002, was revoked by the Reconstructionist Religious College following a faculty vote last week, the seminary said in a news release...

  • A seminary dilemma of a different sort

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 25, 2008 | 10:36 am

    Thanks to the provocative Israeli film, “The Secrets,” featured in the 23rd Israel Film Festival, Orthodox Jewish seminaries are a hot topic this summer.

    Our Calendar intern, Jina Davidovich, is choosing to spend a year studying torah at an all-girls theological college in Israel,...

  • View on Eisen From L.A.: Thumbs Up

    By Amy Klein

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Local reaction was positive -- with an element of wait and see -- to the choice of Stanford professor Arnold Eisen as the new, de facto leader of the Conservative moment. Eisen, who isn't a rabbi, will take over this summer as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New...

  • Student Rabbis, Cantors Take Next Step

    By Julie G Fax

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    University of Judaism

    It might just be a demographic blip, but it certainly is an interesting one. This year's graduating class of rabbis at the Conservative University of Judaism (UJ) in Los Angeles is made up of four women and two men. And at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)...

  • New Face of Study

    By Julie G Fax

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss left Yeshiva University (YU) in New York three years ago to found a new rabbinic school for one simple reason: "We were not graduating enough Yosefs," said Weiss, a political activist and progressive Orthodox Jewish leader.

    Weiss is referring to Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky...

  • Eulogies:Rabbi Melvin Goldstine

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Melvin Goldstine, rabbi emeritus at Temple Aliyah, died Jan. 12 of a stroke at the age of 77.

    Goldstine will be remembered by many as the driving force behind the construction of the congregation's modern-looking complex in Woodland Hills.

    He was born in Chicago in 1924 and...

  • A Historic Change

    By Toby Axelrod

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    History is in the making this fall in Germany with the opening of three new Jewish schools for adults.

    Two are rabbinical programs -- Germany's first since World War II ended -- and the third is the country's first Jewish higher education program for women.

    Three rabbinical...

  • Embezzlement Heads for Court

    By Tom Tugend

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The former fiscal administrator for the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has been arrested and charged with embezzling $1.179 million from the Reform movement's seminary.

    Jean M. Thorbourn, 61, of Sherman Oaks, forged numerous checks between...

  • Higher Ground

    By Melissa Minkin

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Take nearly 100 people training to be rabbis, priests, pastors, ministers, nuns and religious educators. Put them together for 24 hours at a Jewish summer camp. Add a torrent of rain, and stir in several inches of thick mud. What do you get? You never know.

    For 25 years, the National...