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Over 600 Jewish Clergy Call on the Israeli Government to Abandon Plans for Annexing the West Bank

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More than 600 rabbis, cantors and seminary students from across the country — including many Reconstructionist rabbis and rabbinic students — have signed on to a public letter warning that the Israeli government’s threatened unilateral annexation in the West Bank “would be a catastrophic mistake…violate human rights, weaken democracy, and make Israelis and Palestinians less secure.”

The letter, signed by clergy representing the entire range of the Jewish community, including the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Renewal movements, is just the latest demonstration of the American Jewish community’s overwhelming opposition to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan, which could move forward as early as July 1. It was organized by the Progressive Israel Network, a coalition of ten progressive pro-Israel groups that includes Reconstructing Judaism. 

“[Annexation] gambles with long-established peace agreements in exchange for enacting a messianist and ultra-nationalist fantasy that violates Jewish values of dignity for every human being, legal equality for all people, and the commitment to pursuing peace,” the clergy members write. “Such a move will also drive more and more young people in Jewish communities away from Israel, as the most visible expressions of Zionism become ever more divorced from the principles of democracy and neighborliness expressed in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.”

The letter builds on the nearly across-the-board public opposition to annexation from major Jewish organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women, Reconstructing Judaism, the Union for Reform Judaism, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and many others. A regularly updated list of communal statements on annexation, maintained by J Street, can be found here.

Jewish student activists are also joining this chorus. A newly-released letter encouraging the entire Jewish community to oppose annexation, organized by J Street U, has been signed by over 225 Jewish campus leaders — including many leaders of local Hillels. The writers observe that “as Hillel presidents and board members, leaders of pro-Israel groups, minyan leaders, and others who are devoted to Jewish life on campus and beyond, our Jewish values and our commitment to Israel’s future compel us to speak out.”

“The fact that such a wide range of Jewish clergy, communal organizations and campus leaders are speaking out in unified opposition to annexation shows just how dangerous and extreme Netanyahu’s plan is,” said Shaina Wasserman, National Director of Rabbinic and Community Engagement at J Street. “While doing tremendous damage to the future of Israel and the rights of Palestinians, annexation would seriously harm the relationship between Israel and American Jews.”

The text and signatories of the clergy letter follow:

 


 

Dear Friends,

As rabbis, cantors, and seminary students who deeply love Israel and care about its future, we urge all members of the Jewish community to call on the Israeli government to abandon plans for annexing all or part of the West Bank as early as this summer.

We hold fast to the vision, laid out in the state’s Declaration of Independence, that Israel will be “based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” Annexing all or part of the West Bank would mean turning Palestinians living there into non-citizen residents of Israel, without the legal rights or voting rights of citizens.

This would be a catastrophic mistake. Unilateral annexation by Israel would:

  • Demonstrate that Israel’s current government no longer seeks a two-state solution. Annexation would leave a series of disconnected Palestinian enclaves without real independence, freedom of movement, or civil rights. It would leave Palestinians without hope of genuine statehood and self-determination.
  • Place Israel in flagrant violation of international laws and undermine Israel’s status as a democracy, with the Palestinians under annexation becoming permanent second-class inhabitants living under a different system of rights and laws than the Jewish Israelis who will enjoy the rights of full citizenship.
  • Likely lead to an end of Palestinian Authority security cooperation with Israel.
  • Further isolate Israel in the world and strengthen Israeli and Palestinian extremists.
  • Endanger Israel’s enduring peace agreements with Jordan and Egypt.
  • Profoundly weaken the bi-partisan consensus of support that Israel has enjoyed in the US for decades.

Unilateral annexation violates human rights, weakens democracy, and makes Israelis and Palestinians less secure. It gambles with long-established peace agreements in exchange for enacting a messianist and ultra-nationalist fantasy that violates Jewish values of dignity for every human being, legal equality for all people, and the commitment to pursuing peace. Such a move will also drive more and more young people in Jewish communities away from Israel, as the most visible expressions of Zionism become ever more divorced from the principles of democracy and neighborliness expressed in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.

We urge all who care about the future of Israel as a democratic state, the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians, and the safety and security of all people in the region, to lift up their voices now in opposition to unilateral annexation, and in support of the pursuit of a negotiated two-state solution that respects the legitimate national rights and aspirations of both peoples.

In hope,

  • Rabbi Joshua Aaronson – Woodland Hills, CA
  • Rabbi Eric Abbott – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Susan Abramson – Burlington, MA
  • Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder – Atlanta, GA
  • Rabbinical Student Elana Ackerman Hirsch – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Ruth Adar – San Leandro, CA
  • Rabbi David Adelson – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Jonathon Adler – New York, NY
  • Cantor Joanna Alexander – Omaha, NE
  • Cantor Sheri Allen – Fort Worth, TX
  • Rabbi Doug Alpert – Kansas City, MO
  • Rabbi Renni Altman – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Rabbinical Student George Altshuler – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Julia Andelman – Teaneck, NJ
  • Rabbinical Student Mady Anderson – Cincinnati, OH
  • Cantor Dana Anesi – White Plains, NY
  • Rabbi John Antignas – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Emily Aronson – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Toba August – Redondo Beach, CA
  • Rabbi Tsurah August – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Guy Austrian – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Susan Averbach – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Ilana Axel – Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Rabbi Aryeh Azriel – Omaha, NE
  • Rabbi Chava Bahle – Suttons Bay, MI
  • Rabbi Ruth Baidatz – yavneel, IL-Z
  • Rabbi Ethan Bair – Surfside, FL
  • Rabbi Justus Baird – Princeton, NJ
  • Rabbi Benjamin Barnett – Portland, OR
  • Rabbi Lewis Barth – Encino, CA
  • Rabbi Eliot Baskin – Greenwood Village, CO
  • Rabbi Haim Beliak – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Lisa Bellows – Glenview, IL
  • Rabbi Marci Bellows – Chester, CT
  • Rabbi Olivier BenHaim – Seattle, WA
  • Cantor Yitzhak Ben-Moshe – Austin, TX
  • Rabbi Allen Bennett – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi James Bennett – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbinical Student Rebecca Benoff – Newtown, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Julia Berg – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Zvi Berger – Hannaton, Israel
  • Rabbi Jonathan Berger – Beachwood, OH
  • Rabbi Marc Berkson – Milwaukee, WI
  • Rabbi Donald Berlin – Bethesda, MD
  • Rabbi Marjorie Berman – Clarks Summit, PA
  • Rabbi Howard Berman – Coral Gables, FL
  • Rabbi Phyllis Berman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Edward Bernstein – Boynton Beach, FL
  • Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Cecelia Beyer – Springfield, NJ
  • Rabbi Jonathan Biatch – Madison, WI
  • Rabbi Binyamin Biber – Silver Spring, MD
  • Rabbi Barry Block – Little Rock, AR
  • Rabbi Rena Blumenthal – New Paltz, NY
  • Rabbi Shalom Bochner – Modesto, CA
  • Rabbi Daniel Bogard – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi Michael R. Boino – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav – Denver, CO
  • Rabbi Mark Borovitz – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy – Yardley, PA
  • Rabbi Bradd Boxman – Parkland, FL
  • Rabbinical Student Sarah Brammer-Shlay – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Sara Brandes – Hannaton, Israel
  • Rabbinical Student Stephanie Breitsman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Cari Bricklin-Small – Arlington, MA
  • Rabbi Daniel Bridge – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Herbert Brockman – Hamden, CT
  • Cantor Vera Broekhuysen – North Andover, MA
  • Rabbi Daniel Bronstein – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Deborah Bronstein – Boulder, CO
  • Rabbi Sharon Brous – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Michaela Brown – Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Rabbi Joshua Brumbach – Oak Park, CA
  • Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl – Pikesville, MD
  • Rabbi David Burstein – Cincinnati, OH
  • Rabbi Meredith Cahn – Petaluma, CA
  • Rabbi Nadav Caine – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Rabbinical Student Anna Calamaro – West Hollywood, CA
  • Rabbi Debra Cantor – Bloomfield, CT
  • Rabbinical Student Emmanuel Cantor – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Faith Cantor – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbinical Student Melissa Carp – Gloucester, MA
  • Rabbi Kenneth Carr – South Easton, MA
  • Rabbinical Student Donna Cephas – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Max Chaiken – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Adam Chalom – Highland Park, IL
  • Rabbinical Student David Chapman – Port Washington, NY
  • Rabbi Joshua Chasan – Portland, ME
  • Rabbi Ken Chasen – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Ian Chesir-Teran – Kibbutz Hannaton, Israel
  • Rabbinical Student Rebecca Chess – Winnipeg, MB
  • Rabbi Steven Chester – Oakland, CA
  • Rabbi Stephen Julius Chicurel-Stein – Oviedo, FL
  • Rabbi Carl Choper – Harrisburg, PA
  • Rabbi Daniel Chorny – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Eric Cohen – Lambertville, NJ
  • Rabbi Howard Cohen – Bennington, VT
  • Rabbi Ayelet Cohen – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Tamara Cohen – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Emily Cohen – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Sarah Cohen – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Michael Cohen – Manchestr Ctr, VT
  • Rabbinical Student Eva Cohen – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rabbi Michael Tevya Cohen – Dallas, TX
  • Cantor Gerald Cohen – Scarsdale, NY
  • Rabbi Hillel Cohn – San Bernardino, CA
  • Rabbi Neil Comess-daniels – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Mike Comins – Plano, TX
  • Rabbi Julian Cook – Denver, CO
  • Rabbi David Cooper – Berkeley, CA
  • Rabbi Fredi Cooper – Wyndmoor, PA
  • Rabbi Mychal Copeland – Mountain View, CA
  • Rabbi Meryl Crean – Upper Gwynedd, PA
  • Rabbi David Curiel – Somerville, MA
  • Rabbi Lindsey Danziger – Cincinnati, OH
  • Rabbi Michelle Dardashti – Providence, RI
  • Rabbi Jo David – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Stanley Davids – Santa Monica, CA
  • Rabbi Beth D. Davidson – Manchester, NH
  • Rabbinical Student Rachel Davidson – PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Rabbi Mona Decker – Jacksonville, FL
  • Rabbi Nate DeGroot – Detroit, MI
  • Rabbinical Student Jessica Dell’Era – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis – Flower Mound, TX
  • Rabbi Lavey Derby – Millbrae, CA
  • Rabbi Robert Dobrusin – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Rabbi Megan Doherty – Oberlin, OH
  • Rabbi Boris Dolin – Cote Saint Luc, QC
  • Rabbi Jessy Dressin – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Ellen Dreyfus – Homewood, IL
  • Rabbi George Driesen – Bethesda, MD
  • Rabbi Malka Drucker – Idyllwild, CA
  • Rabbi Andy Dubin – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Laura Duhan-Kaplan – Vancouver, BC
  • Rabbi Marc Dworkin – Long Beach, CA
  • Rabbi David Eber – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Judith Edelstein – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Denise Eger – West Hollywood, CA
  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg – Los Altos, CA
  • Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein – Fountain Valley, CA
  • Rabbi Marc Ekstrand – New London, CT
  • Rabbi Barat Ellman – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Anthony Elman – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Daniel Epstein – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Lewis Eron – Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Rabbi Andrew Ettin – Pfafftown, NC
  • Rabbi Helaine Ettinger – Millburn, NJ
  • Rabbi Susan Falk – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Joan Farber – Tarrytown, NY
  • Rabbi Rabbi Michael Feinberg – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Nora Feinstein – Princeton, NJ
  • Cantor Devorah Felder-Levy – Los Gatos, CA
  • Rabbi Theodore Feldman – Petaluma, CA
  • Rabbi Jen Feldman – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer – Pomona, CA
  • Rabbi Brian Field – Denver, CO
  • Rabbi Avi Fine – Bellevue, WA
  • Rabbi Brian Fink – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Tirzah Firestone – Boulder, CO
  • Rabbi Adam Fisher – Port Jefferson Station, NY
  • Rabbi Alan Flam – Barrington, RI
  • Rabbinical Student Eugene Fleischman sotirescu – Ardmore, PA
  • Rabbi Arthur Flicker – Albuquerque, NM
  • Rabbinical Student Benjy Forester – Madison, WI
  • Rabbi Jeff Foust – Newton, MA
  • Rabbi Cherie Fox – Newton, MA
  • Rabbi Zach Fredman – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Allen I. Freehling – New Orleans, LA
  • Rabbi Lee Friedlander – Roslyn Heights, NY
  • Rabbi Suri Friedman – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi John Friedman – Durham, NC
  • Rabbi Dayle Friedman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Stacy Friedman – San Rafael, CA
  • Rabbi Joan Friedman – Wooster, OH
  • Rabbi Pam Frydman – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Serena Fujita – Somerville, MA
  • Rabbi Ruth Gais – Summit, NJ
  • Rabbi Daniel Geffen – Sag Harbor, NY
  • Rabbi Laura Geller – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Stuart Gershon – Charlotte, NC
  • Rabbinical Student Adam Gillman – Bellevue, WA
  • Rabbinical Student Josh Gischner – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Jason Gitlin – Brooklyn, NY
  • Cantor Tobias Glaser – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Carol Glass – Newton Center, MA
  • Rabbi Miriyam Glazer – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer – Lewisburg, PA
  • Rabbi Gary Glickstein – Miami, FL
  • Rabbi Rosalind Gold – Reston, VA
  • Rabbi Susan Goldberg – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Edwin Goldberg – Spring, TX
  • Rabbi Elisa Goldberg – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Dan Goldblatt – Danville, CA
  • Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg – Jackson Heights, NY
  • Rabbi Eva Goldfinger – Toronto, ON
  • Rabbi Shelley Goldman – Indianapolis, IN
  • Rabbi Howard Goldsmith – New Rochelle, NY
  • Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein – Vienna, VA
  • Rabbi Seth Goldstein – Olympia, WA
  • Rabbi Lisa Goldstein – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Debra Goldstein – Natick, MA
  • Rabbi Andrea Goldstein – Saint Louis, MO
  • Cantorial Student Jordan Goldstein – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser – East Greenwich, RI
  • Rabbi David N. Goodman – Elkins Park, PA
  • Rabbi Yosi Gordon – Saint Paul, MN
  • Rabbi Danny Gottlieb – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Roberto Graetz – Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Rabbi Arthur Green – Newton Center, MA
  • Rabbi Laurie Green – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Fred Greene – Boulder, CO
  • Rabbinical Student Maor Greene – New York, NY
  • Rabbi David Greenstein – Montclair, NJ
  • Rabbi Reuven Greenvald – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Nicki Greninger – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Rabbi Suzanne Griffel – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Nadya Gross – Erie, CO
  • Rabbi Susan Grossman – Columbia, MD
  • Rabbi Rayna Grossman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Marc Gruber – Rockville Centre, NY
  • Rabbi Steve Gutow – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis – Cleveland, OH
  • Rabbinical Student Alex Hamilton – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rabbi Joseph Hample – Morgantown, WV
  • Rabbi Laura Harari – Laguna Woods, CA
  • Rabbi Maurice Harris – Glenside, PA
  • Rabbi Steve Hart – Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Rabbi Jill Hausman – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Abraham Havivi – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Lindsey Healey-Pollack – Englewood, NJ
  • Rabbi Yocheved Heiligman – Columbia, MD
  • Rabbi Lauren Henderson – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Alan Henkin – Palmdale, CA
  • Cantor George Henschel – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Rabbi Eli Herb – Salem, OR
  • Rabbi Floyd Herman – Towson, MD
  • Rabbi Hayim Herring – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rabbi Gregory Hersh – Cambridge, MA
  • Rabbi Cantor Rachel Hersh – Bethesda, MD
  • Rabbinical Student Mikey Hess webber – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Jay Heyman – Boise, ID
  • Rabbi Moshe Heyn – Pacifica, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Miriam Hoffman – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Solomon Hoffman – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Elliot Holin – Dresher, PA
  • Rabbi Jason Holtz – Roswell, GA
  • Cantorial Student Emily Hoolihan – New York, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Rebecca Hornstein – Philadelphia, PA
  • Cantor Sandy Horowitz – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Jocee Hudson – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Margo Hughes-Robinson – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Mark Hurvitz – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin – Eugene, OR
  • Rabbi Miriam Hyman – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Rabbi Me’irah Susan Iliinsky – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Brian Immerman – Hamden, CT
  • Rabbi Rachel Isaacs – Waterville, ME
  • Rabbi Shaya Isenberg – Gainesville, FL
  • Rabbinical Student Jessica Jacobs – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Steven Jacobs – Alameda, CA
  • Rabbi Devorah Jacobson – Hadley, MA
  • Rabbi Joshua Jacobs-Velde – Laurel, MD
  • Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde – Silver Spring, MD
  • Rabbi Jennifer Jaech – Peekskill, NY
  • Rabbi David Jaffe – Sharon, MA
  • Rabbi Cantor Ellen Jaffe-Gill – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Rabbi Marisa James – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Beth Janus – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Amita Jarmon – Jerualem,
  • Rabbinical Student Leah Julian – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Raachel Jurovics – Raleigh, NC
  • Rabbi Randy Kafka – Stoughton, MA
  • Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster – Teaneck, NJ
  • Rabbi Ari Kaiman – Atlanta, GA
  • Rabbi Raphael Kanter – New Bedford, MA
  • Rabbinical Student Samuel Kanter – Loveland, OH
  • Rabbinical Student Talia Kaplan – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor-Mater – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Molly Karp – New City, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Jan Katz – Pittsford, NY
  • Rabbi Aurora Katz – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Alan Katz – Pittsford, NY
  • Rabbi Rabbi Jim Kaufman – North Hollywood, CA
  • Rabbi Stuart Kelman – Berkeley, CA
  • Rabbi Allan Kensky – Evanston, IL
  • Cantor Evan Kent – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Ralph Kingsley – Aventura, FL
  • Rabbi Paul Kipnes – Calabasas, CA
  • Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman – Saint Paul, MN
  • Rabbi Daniel Kirzane – Oak Park, IL
  • Rabbi David Klatzker – Long Beach, CA
  • Rabbi Daniel Klein – Newton Center, MA
  • Rabbi Joe Klein – Rochester, MI
  • Rabbi Jason Klein – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rabbi Lori Klein – Capitola, CA
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum – New York, NY
  • Rabbi David L Kline – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Tracy Klirs – Charlotte, NC
  • Rabbi Michael Knopf – Richmond, VA
  • Cantorial Student Frank Kohn – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Aaron Koplin – Sarasota, FL
  • Rabbi Rachel Kort – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Michael Kramer – Hockessin, DE
  • Rabbi Douglas Krantz – Townsend, DE
  • Rabbinical Student Shirah Kraus – Cincinnati, OH
  • Rabbi Harold Kravitz – Hopkins, MN
  • Rabbi Yaacov Kravitz – Elkins Park, PA
  • Rabbi Claudia Kreiman – Brookline, MA
  • Rabbi Nancy Kreimer – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Alex Kress – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Jeremy Kridel – Ellicott City, MD
  • Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff – Westfield, NJ
  • Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz – Claremont, CA
  • Rabbi Noa Kushner – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Karen Landy – Brookline, MA
  • Rabbinical Student Armin Langer – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Rachmiel Langer – Littleton, MA
  • Rabbi Gilah Langner – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Alan LaPayover – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Talia Laster – Cambridge, MA
  • Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie – NY, NY
  • Rabbi Adam Lautman – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Anson Laytner – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi David Lazar – Palm Springs, CA
  • Rabbi James Lebeau – Jerusalem, IL-JM
  • Rabbi Esther Lederman – Arlington, VA
  • Rabbi Allan Lehmann – Newton, MA
  • Rabbi Susan Leider – Tiburon, CA
  • Cantor Allen Leider – Falls Church, VA
  • Rabbi Darby Leigh – Concord, MA
  • Rabbi David Leipziger Teva – East Hampton, CT
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner – Berkeley, CA
  • Rabbi Joshua Lesser – Atlanta, GA
  • Rabbinical Student Aaron Leven – Canoga Park, CA
  • Rabbi Amy Levin – Hanaton,
  • Rabbi David Levin – Wynnewood, PA
  • Rabbi Moshe Levin – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Sheldon Lewis – Palo Alto, CA
  • Rabbi Annie Lewis – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Adina Lewittes – Closter, NJ
  • Rabbi Theodore Lichtenfeld – Orangeburg, NY
  • Rabbi Mordechai Liebling – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Miriam Liebman – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Rebecca Lillian – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Serge Lippe – Brooklyn, NY
  • Cantor Erica Lippitz – South Orange, NJ
  • Rabbi Ellen Lippmann – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Allen Lipson – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Janet Liss – Glen Cove, NY
  • Rabbi Joshua Lobel – Palm Harbor, FL
  • Rabbi David Locketz – Minnetonka, MN
  • Rabbi Andrea London – Evanston, IL
  • Rabbinical Student Leora Londy-Barash – Milwaukee, WI
  • Rabbinical Student Sienna Lotenberg – Arlington, VA
  • Rabbi Amanda Lurer – New Bern, NC
  • Rabbi Brian Lurie – Ross, CA
  • Cantor Abbe Lyons – Ithaca, NY
  • Rabbi Dana Magat – San Jose, CA
  • Rabbi Harry Manhoff – Berkeley, CA
  • Rabbi Bryan Mann – Tampa, FL
  • Rabbinical Student Aviva Marchione – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Marc Margolius – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Marker – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Jose Rolando Matalon – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Oded Mazor – Jerusalem, IL-JM
  • Rabbi Richard Meirowitz – Peabody, MA
  • Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Sarah Meytin – Silver Spring, MD
  • Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom – Re’ut, IL-JM
  • Rabbi Diana Miller – Lambertville, NJ
  • Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Katie Mizrahi – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Jack Moline – Alexandria, VA
  • Rabbi Adam Morris – Denver, CO
  • Rabbi Steven Moskowitz – Oyster Bay, NY
  • Rabbi Danny Moss – Westport, CT
  • Rabbi Susan Moss – Norwalk, CT
  • Rabbi Robin Nafshi – Concord, NH
  • Rabbi Tracy Nathan – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi Brian Nelson – Raleigh, NC
  • Rabbi Haviva Ner-david – Hannaton, Israel
  • Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbinical Student Andrew Oberstein – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Vanessa Ochs – Charlottesville, VA
  • Cantor Barbara Ostfeld – Buffalo, NY
  • Rabbi Laura Owens – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe – Atlanta, GA
  • Rabbi Danielle Parmenter – Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Rabbi Salem Pearce – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Allison Peiser – Marblehead, MA
  • Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Hava Pell – Lemoyne, PA
  • Rabbi Barbara Penzner – West Roxbury, MA
  • Cantor Hasha Perman – Skokie, IL
  • Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky – Teaneck, NJ
  • Rabbi William Plevan – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Daniel Plotkin – Pikesville, MD
  • Rabbi Robin Podolsky – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Ariel Pollak – Tel Aviv, IL-TA
  • Rabbi Philip Posner – Santa Cruz, CA
  • Rabbi Amber Powers – Abington, PA
  • Rabbi Sally Priesand – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit – Redwood City, CA
  • Rabbi James Prosnit – Fairfield, CT
  • Rabbi Charles P Rabinowitz – Larchmont, NY
  • Rabbi Arnold Rachlis – Irvine, CA
  • Rabbi Frederick Reeves – Chicago, IL
  • Rabbi Victor Reinstein – Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Rabbi Rebecca Richman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Dorothy Richman – Albany, CA
  • Rabbi Stephen Roberts – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Yair Robinson – Wilmington, DE
  • Cantor Rebekah Robinson – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Jason Rodich – San Francisco, CA
  • Cantor Jessi Roemer – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Kayley Romick – Bellmore, NY
  • Rabbi Joshua Rose – Portland, OR
  • Rabbi Kliel Rose – Winnipeg, Canada
  • Rabbi Aaron Rosenberg – Waterford, CT
  • Rabbi James Rosenberg – Providence, RI
  • Cantor Dara Rosenblatt – Richmond, VA
  • Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom – Elkins Park, PA
  • Rabbi Jennie Rosenn – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Eric Rosenstein – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Ken Rosenstein – Brighton, MA
  • Rabbi John Rosove – Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Rabbi Michael Ross – Beachwood, OH
  • Rabbi Francine Roston – Whitefish, MT
  • Rabbi Harry Roth – West Hollywood, CA
  • Rabbi Michael Rothbaum – Acton, MA
  • Rabbinical Student Sivan Rotholz – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Robert Rottenberg – Arcata, CA
  • Rabbi Judi Rowland – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Ruhi Rubenstein – Eugene, OR
  • Rabbinical Student Mallory Rubin – Cambridge, MA
  • Rabbi Robert Rubin – Brick, NJ
  • Rabbi Ralph Ruebner – Skokie, IL
  • Rabbi Laura Rumpf – Oakland, CA
  • Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg – Evanston, IL
  • Rabbi Andrew Sacks – jerusalem, IL-JM
  • Rabbi Michael Safra – Rockville, MD
  • Rabbi Elisheva Salamo – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbinical Student Frankie Salzman – Las Vegas, NV
  • Rabbi Joanna Samuels – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillipa – New York, NY
  • Maharat Mei Mei Miriyam Sanford – West Point, VA
  • Rabbi Elli Sarah – Brighton and Hove,
  • Rabbi Michael Satz – Morristown, NJ
  • Rabbi Daniel Schaefer – Brookline, MA
  • Rabbinical Student Eliza Scheffler – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Schein – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb – Washington, DC
  • Cantor Robert Scherr – Alexandria, VA
  • Rabbi Simone Schicke – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Rabbi Howie Schneider – Aptos, CA
  • Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer – Bethesda, MD
  • Rabbi Rachel Schoenfeld – Collingswood, NJ
  • Rabbi Leonard Schoolman – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz – Willimantic, CT
  • Rabbi PJ Schwartz – San Jose, CA
  • Rabbi Sid Schwarz – Rockville, MD
  • Rabbi Allen Secher – Whitefish, MT
  • Rabbi Steve Segar – Shaker Heights, OH
  • Rabbi David Seidenberg – Northampton, MA
  • Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Mayer Selekman – Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Cantor David Serkin-Poole – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Isaac Serotta – Highland Park, IL
  • Rabbi Gerald Serotta – Chevy Chase, MD
  • Rabbi Scott Shafrin – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi Joel Shaiman – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Susan Shamash – Vancouver, BC
  • Rabbi Judy Shanks – Oakland, CA
  • Rabbi Dina Shargel – White Plains, NY
  • Rabbi Randy Sheinberg – New Hyde Park, NY
  • Rabbi Evan Sheinhait – Waltham, MA
  • Rabbi Jeremy Sher – Oakland, CA
  • Rabbi David Shneyer – Rockville, MD
  • Rabbi Andy Shugerman – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner – Roswell, GA
  • Rabbi Burt Siegel – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Becky Silverstein – Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Rabbi Mia Simring – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Suzanne Singer – Riverside, CA
  • Rabbi Jacob Singer-Beilin – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Andrew Sklarz – Parsippany, NJ
  • Rabbi Jonathan Slater – Hastings on Hudson, NY
  • Rabbi Amy Small – Burlington, VT
  • Rabbinical Student Jeanne Snodgrass – Columbia, MO
  • Rabbi Matthew Soffer – Durham, NC
  • Rabbi Joel soffin – New York, NY
  • Cantor Sabrina Sojourner – Rockville, MD
  • Rabbi Felicia Sol – New York, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Lily Solochek – Rockland, ME
  • Rabbi Eric Solomon – Raleigh, NC
  • Rabbi Scott Sperling – Winchester, VA
  • Rabbi David Sperling – Peekskill, NY
  • Rabbi Reena Spicehandler – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker – Saint Paul, MN
  • Rabbi Hannah Spiro – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer – Waltham, MA
  • Cantor Deborah Staiman – Toronto, ON
  • Rabbi Joshua Stanton – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Erica Steelman – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Abby Stein – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Chasya Uriel Steinbauer – Kibbutz Hannaton, Israel
  • Rabbi David Steinberg – Duluth, MN
  • Rabbi Richard Steinbrink – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Lane Steinger – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi George Stern – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Keith Stern – Newton, MA
  • Rabbi Elisabeth Stern – Newton, MA
  • Rabbi Ron Stern – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rabbi Leah Sternberg – Jersey city, NJ
  • Rabbi Sharon Stiefel – Saint Paul, MN
  • Rabbi Michael Strassfeld – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Simon Stratford – Cincinnati, OH
  • Rabbi Andrew Straus – Oakland, CA
  • Rabbi Joshua Strom – Chappaqua, NY
  • Rabbi Yaffa Shira Sultan – Silver Spring, MD
  • Rabbi Schein Susan – New London, CT
  • Rabbi Alana Suskin – Rockville, MD
  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz – Clarks Summit, PA
  • Rabbi Lauren Tuchman – Bethesda, MD
  • Rabbi Robert Tabak – Elkins Park, PA
  • Rabbi Susan Talve – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi Ariel Tarash – Philadelphia, PA
  • Cantor Elliot Taubman – Block Island, RI
  • Rabbi Jay TelRav – Stamford, CT
  • Rabbi Bill Tepper – TORONTO, ON
  • Rabbi Elliott Tepperman – Montclair, NJ
  • Rabbi David Teutsch – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Samantha Thal – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rabbi Diane Tracht – Louisville, KY
  • Rabbi Gordon Tucker – White Plains, NY
  • Rabbi David Vaisberg – Maplewood, NJ
  • Rabbinical Student Katja Vehlow – New York, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Samuel Vingron – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Burton Visotzky – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Andrew Vogel – Newton Center, MA
  • Cantor Eliot Vogel – Narberth, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Emily Volz – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman – Providence, RI
  • Rabbi Ariel Walsh – Baltimore, MD
  • Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev – Santa Fe, NM
  • Rabbi Julia Watts Belser – Gaithersburg, MD
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman – Wyncote, PA
  • Rabbinical Student Abigail Weber – Princeton, NJ
  • Rabbi Nancy Wechsler – Carmichael, CA
  • Rabbi Elyse Wechterman – Wyncote, PA
  • Rabbi Gerald Weider – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Weinberg – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Sheila Weinberg – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Martin Weiner – San Francisco, CA
  • Rabbi Nathan Weiner – Marlton, NJ
  • Rabbi Tom Weiner – White Plains, NY
  • Rabbi Cheryl Weiner – Hollywood, FL
  • Rabbi Daniel Weiner – Bellevue, WA
  • Rabbi Marley Weiner – Carlisle, PA
  • Rabbi Aaron Weininger – Minnetonka, MN
  • Rabbi Samuel Weintraub – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Simkha Weintraubb – Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Josh Weisman – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Stephen Weisman – Bowie, MD
  • Rabbi Ora Weiss – Newton Center, MA
  • Rabbi Zari Weiss – Seattle, WA
  • Rabbi Lew Weiss – Indianapolis, IN
  • Rabbi Micah Weiss – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Rachel Weiss – Evanston, IL
  • Rabbi Sarah Weissman – Redwood City, CA
  • Rabbi Alex Weissman – Providence, RI
  • Rabbi Ariann Weitzman – West Orange, NJ
  • Rabbi Josh Whinston – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Rabbi George Wielechowski – Cardiff by the Sea New, CA
  • Rabbi Nancy Wiener – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Aryeh Wineman – Northampton, MA
  • Rabbi David Winship – Canton, MA
  • Rabbi Joysa Winter – Broomall, PA
  • Rabbi David Wirtschafter – Lexington, KY
  • Rabbi Ari Witkin – Huntington Woods, MI
  • Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg – London, UK
  • Rabbi Joseph Wolf – Portland, OR
  • Cantor Josee Wolff – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan – Berkeley, CA
  • Rabbi Michal Woll – Milwaukee, WI
  • Rabbi Eric Woodward – Blue Bell, PA
  • Cantor Cheryl Wunch – Toronto, ON
  • Rabbi Moshe Yehudai – Raanana,
  • Rabbi David N. Young – Irvine, CA
  • Rabbi Sara Zacharia – New York, NY
  • Rabbinical Student Naomi Zaslow – New York, NY
  • Rabbi Daniel Zemel – Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Lina Zerbarini – Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Rabbi Shawn Zevit – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Jonathan Zimet – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rabbi Michael Zimmerman – Williamston, MI
  • Rabbi Henry Zoob – Westwood, MA
  • Cantor Michael Zoosman – College Park, MD
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