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  • Audit to shed light on Conservative Judaism

    By Ryan Torok

    February 3, 2016 | 1:28 pm

    It’s no secret that Conservative Judaism faces significant challenges, but officials within the movement hope an audit of close to 1,000 people by the branding firm Good Omen — expected to be released in the coming weeks — will help pump new life into it. 

    “We’re in the final...

  • Study: Conservative shuls spend on operations at expense of engagement

    November 30, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Conservative Jewish synagogues are focused more on operations than youth engagement, and are more than twice as likely to have a cantor than an associate rabbi, a new survey of synagogue staffing found.

    About 50 percent of Conservative synagogues employ a youth director, but in...

  • Amid identity crisis, Conservative Jews pay for rebranding

    November 20, 2015 | 11:47 am

    Conservative Judaism is at a crossroads.

    The movement is committed to Jewish tradition, but it’s seeing a growing number of its young people walk out the door — most often to Reform Judaism.

    American Jews who self-identify as Conservative increasingly are leading lives at odds...

  • College students unite to save conservative youth program

    July 11, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    A Conservative movement college outreach program has survived potential demise — for now. Responding to an organized outcry by students and alumni, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) voted on June 10 to fund KOACH, its campus program, with $100,000 for the coming...