Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook

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Overview

Pamela Nadell's biographical dictionary and sourcebook is a landmark contribution to American, Jewish, and religious history. For the first time, a great American Jewish religious movement is portrayed with amplitude, authority, and personality. In the most revolutionary era in two millenia of Jewish history, this surely is an important volumn.

Moses Rischin, Professor of History, San Francisco State University

Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook is the first extensive effort to document the lives and careers of the most important leaders in ConservatisM's first century and to provide a brief history of the movement and its central institutions. It includes essays on the history of the movement and on the evolution of its major institutions: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, The Rabbinical Assembly, and The United Synagogue of America. It also contains 135 biographical entries on the leading figures of Conservative Judaism, appendices, and a complete bibliography on sources of study.

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Meet the Author

PAMELA S. NADELL is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and History at American University.

MARC LEE RAPHAEL is Professor of History at Ohio State University and an ordained rabbi.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Biographical Dictionary

The Fountainhead of a Movement: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Conservative Rabbis in America: The Rabbinical Assembly

A Union of Conservative Congregations: The United Synagogue of America

Appendices: Jewish Theological Seminary of America; The Rabbinical Assembly; The Cantors Assembly; Jewish Educators Assembly; The United Synagogue of America; World Council of Synagogues; Mercaz: The Movement to Reaffirm Conservative Zionism; Foundation for Conservative (Masorti) Judaism in Israel; Women's League for Conservative Judaism; The Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs; United Synagogue Youth; Reconstructionist Organizations

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