OU/RCA Statement: “We Have Assessed Proposed Iran Deal and Found it Wanting – Preparing to Mobilize Synagogues Across the U.S.”July 15, 2015
RCA and OU Condemn Stabbings At Jerusualem’s Gay Pride ParadeJuly 31, 2015
At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of
America, held by conference call, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, President
Leonard Matanky in the chair, and Reuven Tradburks acting on behalf of
the secretary, the following item was decided:
- A motion to nominate Shmuel Goldin (chair), Evelyn Fruchter, Abby
Lerner, Haskel Lookstein, Bethany Mandel, Yona Reiss, Bracha Rutner,
Shana Yocheved Schacter, Yaakov Shulman, Adam Starr, and Kalman Topp to
serve on a GPS Report Implementation Committee member passed.
Additional matters discussed:
- Leonard Matanky reported on the joint effort with the OU concerning the Iran Nuclear Agreement.
- Ira Ebbin, chairman of the 2015 Nominations Committee, reported that
the Committee erred in approving the Nominations Commmittee’s
nomination of Efrem Goldberg to run for Southeast Region Vice President,
since he held that position for the past 2 years. His name will not
appear on the ballot.
- Binyamin Blau, chairman of the Semicha Standards Committee, reported
that following an in-person meeting, Rav Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg
agreed that his semicha should no longer be accepted as an approved RCA
private semicha since it does not meet RCA standards. His semicha will
no longer be included on the RCA’s list of approved private semichot.