Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New York Times | Conservative Jewish Seminary Will Accept Gay Students - New York Times

Published: March 27, 2007

The Jewish Theological Seminary, the intellectual and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, said yesterday that it would begin accepting openly gay and lesbian candidates into its rabbinical and cantorial schools.

The seminary’s announcement follows opinions in December by a panel of Conservative legal experts ending their movement’s ban on gay rabbis and on same-sex unions. Those opinions gave individual Conservative congregations and institutions, however, the theological latitude to stake out their own positions.

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