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Jewish denominational diversity in america

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Discussion of major ideas, figures and issues within the major Jewish denominations.

Discussion of major ideas, figures and issues within the major Jewish denominations.

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  • 1. Jewish Denominational Diversity in America Prepared for Thursday Night Cholent presentation on 8/2/2012
  • 2. Jewish Denominational Organizations Reform Conservative OrthodoxCongregational Union of American United Synagogue Union of Orthodox Hebrew of America Jewish Congregations Congregations of (UAHC) America (UOJCA or “OU”)Educational Hebrew Union Jewish Theological Rabbi Isaac Elhanan College (HUC) Seminary (JTS) Theological Seminary (RIETS)Rabbinical Central Conference Rabbinical Rabbinical of American Rabbis Assembly (RA) Conference of (CCAR) America (RCA)
  • 3. Reform Practices Reform Conservative (JTSB) OrthodoxDenationalized yes no noprayer bookMixed choir yes yes - Non-mixed noFamily pews yes Yes by Cons. noNo second-day yes yes noholidayLiturgical organ yes yes noAbbreviated liturgy yes yes ?Vernacular prayers yes No; some no translationSermon in yes yes yesVernacularNo head covering yes no noLate Friday evening yes Yes by Cons. ?services
  • 4. Pittsburgh Platform-1885
  • 5. Isaac Mayer Wise
  • 6. StephenWise; FreeSynagogue
  • 7. Mordecai Kaplan
  • 8. SolomonSchechter
  • 9. Rabbi Jacob Joseph (RJJ)
  • 10. Henry Pereira Mendes
  • 11. MosesZevulunMargolies(Ramaz)
  • 12. Joseph Lookstein

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