Being a Conservative Jew on Campus

“’We aim to create an open, pluralistic environment on campus that allows students to express themselves fully in their Judaism without making them give up their egalitarian beliefs.’

It’s important to find a Jewish community where all your values can be embodied, [Eric Leiderman] said. Often, students find warm communities ‘if they are willing to overlook the gender separation. You would think that this is something that we’ve drilled into teenagers, but it seems that they’re willing to put it aside for friendship and connection to others. The struggle is whether they should look for like-minded people in terms of philosophy or in terms of practice.'”

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