NCJW Honors Robbie and Edie

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At its annual Social Award dinner that took place Monday in Washington DC, The National Council of Jewish Women honored Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, calling them ‘two giants in the field of marriage equality.’ The event was broadcast live on Periscope by A Wider Bridge Chicago. The National Council for Jewish Women presented Edie […]

In Major Shift, Rabbinical School Allows Students With Non-Jewish Partners

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The rabbinical college of the Reconstructionist stream of Judaism has revoked its “non-Jewish partner” policy, becoming the first major Jewish movement to welcome seminary students who are in committed relationships with non-Jews. “Today’s announcement is a decision by our faculty about what should or should not hold someone back from becoming a rabbi,” said Reconstructionist […]

Lifting the Ban on Intermarried Rabbis

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The Reconstructionist movement is on the cusp of making a historic decision about whether to drop its longstanding ban against intermarried rabbinical school students. If the policy change passes, as most expect, Reconstructionism would become the first of America’s four major Jewish religious denominations to ordain intermarried rabbis. In 1985, the movement was the first […]

Reconstructionist rabbi to speak in Keene

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Lesbian Rabbi Deborah Waxman, who took over in January as head of the Reconstructionist movement and president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, the movement’s seminary, will speak at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Keene (New Hampshire) this Thursday The Reconstructionist movement of Judaism is viewed as the religion’s most progressive. So it isn’t surprising […]