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Unlike rabbis in Reform Judaism, the largest American stream of Judaism, Conservative rabbis may not preside at interfaith marriages."Jewish tradition says Jewish marriage occurs between Jewish people," said Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the movement's Rabbinical Assembly."As rabbis, our role is to teach, inspire, and promulgate that tradition." Schonfeld notes that Gardenswartz and members of his congregation quickly deemed his intermarriage proposal unworkable.A prominent Conservative rabbi asked his Massachusetts congregation to consider allowing him to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews as long as the couples were committed to raising Jewish children.
Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts, said he floated the proposal because he wanted to keep families connected to his synagogue.To Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Conservative movement stands at the same crossroads where the Reform stood about a generation ago.