1. David Roytenberg says

    Mira, our shul has hosted Rabbi Steven Greenberg and given him a respectful hearing. AI has made great changes in the last few years in the role of women and is working to deepen their involvement in ritual. Our current rabbi has encouraged women to participate more and minyan attendance by women is on the rise. This shows our ability to change, in my opinion, but also that patience is required. If you stay, your children may be witnesses and participants in a similar transformation on the involvement of GLBT people in our congregation. On a personal note, you would be missed. I encourage you to stick around 🙂

  2. Ted Jacobsen says


    If I understand correctly, the Reform Jewish Congregation at Temple Israel welcomes same-sex marriages.

  3. Dani Schwartz says

    It seems to me that all of the different Jewish movements are a result of someone deciding that the pervailing brand of Judaism did not meet their needs. So we have a range from various Hasidic groups through Traditional Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, Renewal, etc. Even your article points out there are differences within Conservative Judaism. It seems to me that if your congregation does not reflect your values and there are others that do, even if its another movement, the choice is simple. I don’t see the problem in making that decision. I know of Rabbis who have switched movements.

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