The bill proposed by Knesset Member David Rotem will not be voted on by the Knesset in the current session, which ended yesterday. Below is a lovely summing up from the Rabbinical Assembly, which is the organization of Conservative rabbis. Rabbi Gilah Dror is the president and Rabbi Julie Schoenfeld is executive vice president.
A simple action you can take to make a difference would be to send out a message from the Conservative Rabbinate to thank Jerry Silverman, and Natan Sharanksy, who are true examples of principled and visionary leadership. The best way to do this is to send a quick email to your own federation director with a copy to Jerry Silverman and Sharanksy. Please encourage members of your community to do this as well. This small gesture will go a very long way to strengthen these important partnerships at a crucial moment.
Jerry Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Jewish Federations of North America
Our colleagues in address these challenges every day with courage and vision. Andy Sacks is a champion of Jews by choice in Israel every day. Andy, RA-Israel, Yizhar Hess and the Masorti Movement in Israel remind us that ours is a path of great challenge-intellectually, morally and spiritually. I encourage you to give yourselves and your communities a gift by getting to know our Movement in Israel better. If you have not been in close contact with Masorti in a while, you will be inspired by what you see.
The arms of our Movement have been working on this, diligently, with close coordination. Steve Wernick, Yizhar Hess, Emily Levi-Shochat (President of Masorti Movement in Israel), Andy Sacks, David Lissy, , and others have worked closely with us. May we all be strengthened in our continued efforts.
Gilah and Julie