Several existing restrictions remain in place: Conservative rabbis are still prohibited from officiating at, or attending, the wedding ceremonies of interfaith couples, and non-Jews are barred from receiving an aliyah (being called to the Torah) and from leading prayers.
While the ruling itself was unprecedented, so was the reaction.
This is "Shabatness," an invite-only service that sets up young Jewish professionals over Shabbat dinners.
Davis is quite rare, a matchmaker who does things the artisanal way, setting up singles through dinner parties, not apps or algorithms.
The Rabbinical Assembly called on synagogues, camps, schools and other institutions affiliated with the Conservative movement to make sure their facilities meet the needs of transgender people and to use the names and pronouns that people prefer.
It also encouraged Conservative institutions to advocate for national and local policies on behalf of transgender people. My faith should not stop at the bathroom door.] “That is always the first job of the religious community, the faith community: to bring our Jewish values to bear on our real-life situations and the real people around us,” said Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, the executive vice president of the organization of 1,700 rabbis.
Michael Toumayan, the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign’s Religion and Faith Program Manager, said that among Christian denominations, the Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ and Metropolitan Community Churches have stated their support.
Later I’ll leave after arranging a date with an adorable man handpicked by Davis whom my mother would kvell—ahem, gush—over.The lesson: Don’t date a goy or the ultimate destruction of world Jewry will be your fault.Flash forward to 2017, and for many American Jews, myself included, there has been a seismic shift in how we view intermarriage.), sent to Jewish day school as a child, raised Conservative, and while I'm unsure about my personal beliefs, my identity as a Jew has always and will always be super important to me.I've been to weddings my father officiated, listened to him explain how stamping on the glass is a reminder not only of the destruction of the temple but of the constant work we need to do in a marriage, and even sang Sunrise, Sunset in the chorus of my own temple's Fiddler on the Roof production.