Recommended for Further Reading

There are a plethora of books on Conservative Judaism. Below you will find select recommendations that highlight the history, tenets, halakhic process, and prominent figures of the Movement.


Gillman, Neil. Conservative Judaism: The New Century, Behrman House, Inc., West Orange, NJ, 1993.

Waxman, Mordecai, ed. Tradition and Change: The Development of Conservative Judaism. The Rabbinical Assembly, New York, 1958.

Greenbaum, Michael B. Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement: Conflict and Growth. Academic Studies in the History of Judaism Global Publications, Binghamton University, 2001.

Fierstein, Robert E. A Different Spirit: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1886-1902. The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, 1990.

Wertheimer, Jack, ed. Tradition Renewed: A History of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. JTS, 1997.

Schechter, Solomon. Studies in Judaism: Essays on Persons, Concepts, and Movements of Thought in Jewish Tradition. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1962.

Robinson, Ira, ed. Cyrus Adler: Selected Letters. JPS/JTS 1985.

Dorff, Elliot. Conservative Judaism: Our Ancestors to Our Descendants. National Youth Commission, United Synagogue of America, New York, 1988.

Artson, Bradley Shavit. Conservative Judaism: Covenant and Commitment.

Roth, Joel. The Halakhic Process: A Systemic Analysis. JTS, New York, 1986.

Dorff, Elliot. The Unfolding Tradition: Jewish Law After Sinai. Aviv Press, New York, 2006.

Dorff, Elliot and Arthur Rosett. A Living Tree: The Roots and Growth of Jewish Law.