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Newton shul now affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Congregation Adath Israel in Newton was recently welcomed as a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ).

USCJ provides guidance, information and tools to its member congregations through from a range of consulting, education, and training programs and services, including United Synagogue Youth (USY), the Sulam leadership suite and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

“USCJ serves as a resource for kehillot [congregations] in all aspects of synagogue life, offering assistance with membership recruitment, personnel policies, teen engagement, holiday observance, and more. With strength in numbers, together we work to build a powerful and vibrant Jewish future,” said USCJ President Margo Gold.

Founded in 1913 by Dr. Solomon Schechter, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (formerly called United Synagogue of America) works with its denominational partners such as the Rabbinical Assembly and Masorti Olami to help craft a unified Conservative Jewish approach to halakha (Jewish law), religious education, and prayer.

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