Responding to a dramatic decline in membership, the Conservative Jewish movement’s congregational arm has hired the Good Omen PR agency to survey hundreds of its members and “develop a new ‘position statement’ for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.” The problem, however, is far more essential than branding.
On Feb. 2, the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a groundbreaking hearing on seeking justice for American victims of Palestinian terrorism in Israel and the disputed territories.
On Jan. 31, the Israeli government approved a deal recognizing mixed-gender, egalitarian services at a part of the Western Wall called Robinson’s Arch. An incredible victory, right? Yes. But much has been lost, too.