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Decision Near on Women Conservative Rabbis

The Rabbinical Assembly’s Commission for the Study of Women in the Rabbinate will meet the first week in December in New York City to work toward a final recommendation on whether women should be ordained as Conservative rabbis.

The commission’s final report will be presented at the Rabbinical Assembly’s 1979 national convention in Los Angeles, which starts Jan. 28. According to Rabbi Gordon Tucker, executive director of the commission, the vote on the commission’s recommendations is likely to take place at the convention.

The commission is still accepting statements on whether women should be admitted to the rabbinate. Conservative Jews concerned with taking a stand on this issue should send their statements to Rabbi Tucker at the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, including a note on their affiliation with Conservative Judaism.