Chanukah at the White House

Wednesday I had the privilege and honor of attending the White House Chanukah Celebration as President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. It was an inspiring experience to stand among the leaders of the Jewish community from all over the United States – rabbis, lay leaders, professionals of Jewish organizations, politicians, military leaders, Conservative, Orthodox, Reform and…Read more »

Anti-Muslim Bigotry

We released this statement on behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the oldest and largest rabbinical organization in North American which I have the privilege of serving as President) today in response to the despicable and deplorable statements made by a political candidate. CCAR Statement Condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The…Read more »

A bully is a Shanda

Recently the Jewish Journal published an article by the ever controversial Dennis Prager who wrote a mean-spirited article about transgender people and in particular Rabbi Becky Silverstein- a transgender rabbi. He serves a Conservative congregation in Pasadena, CA and is an extraordinary role model to adults and children alike for his courage and Torah.  I…Read more »