The Shidduch Crisis & Intermarriage: Finding Love in the Jewish Community

Join Rabbis and lay leaders on a special two-day journey into the world of loss and love.
Program sponsored by the Union for Traditional Judaism
Click here for a printable flier
Sunday & Monday, Sept. 11-12 (Check-in starts 2pm Sunday)
Long Beach Hotel, 405 E Broadway, Long Beach, NY

From marrying out to not marrying at all, the Jewish world of love has never been more threatened. The Union for Traditional Judaism invites you to participate in a special two-day event that seeks to find answers to two of our greatest challenges - Intermarriage & The Shidduch Crisis.

WHERE: Long Beach Hotel, 405 E Broadway, Long Beach, NY
WHEN: Sunday & Monday, Sept. 11-12 (Check-in starts 2pm Sunday)
HIGHLIGHTS: Great Speakers, Food & Schmooze networking


  • Marc Goldmann, Founder of leading online dating service SawYouAtSinai
  • Rabbi Asher Lopatin, President at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
  • Dr. Steven Bayme, Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Deptartment, American Jewish Committee
  • Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, Executive Director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
  • Zev Brenner, popular Orthodox Jewish radio host founder of Talkline Communications.
  • Rabbi David Novak, President of UTJ, holds J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the University of Toronto
  • Temima Goldberg Shulman, a Jerusalem-born, award winning writer and teacher based in New Jersey

The program will include a 9-11 commemoration and a memorial to Dr. Elie Wiesel, of blessed memory, a member of the Institute for Traditional Judaism board.

Full conference $192.50 per person (based on double-occupancy) including Sunday night hotel and Sunday dinner through Monday lunch. A la carte options available starting at $36 for advanced conference registration. Financial assistance available.

Use the registration form below, call (718) 442-1158, or e-mail for more information. If you cannot attend the program, but would like to support UTJ and future UTJ programs, please make a donation.

A note from UTJ's Executive Director regarding the Jewish community of Madagascar

Dear Friends,

This May I was very proud to be part of a history making event in which UTJ members played an important part. From May 8-19 working together with Kulanu, an organization which reaches out to returning, emerging and isolated groups practicing Judaism we journeyed to Madagascar to teach, encourage and otherwise strengthen the Island's emerging Jewish community. The event was spearheaded by my wife Bonita Nathan Sussman who serves as vice-president of Kulanu. Over 100 conversions were conducted by a Bet Din in which Morasha member Rabbi Pinchas Klein played an important part while I was involved in conducting the Beit Midrash text study program. The trip to Madegascar exemplified the Morasha approach which is non-denominational, open and at the same time within the bounds of Halakhah.

Rabbi Gerald Sussman
Executive Director, UTJ

For more information, read the Times of Israel article at and watch the following video featuring Bonita Nathan Sussman and Rabbi and Pinchas and Miriam Klein

Rabbi Alan Yuter: "What’s at stake with the Supreme Court decision to recognize all Orthodox conversions."

ITJ faculty member, Rabbi Alan Yuter recently published an opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post titled "What’s at stake with the Supreme Court decision to recognize all Orthodox conversions."

    AT STAKE in this debate is: What kind of Jew does Jewry want to create?


PASSOVER -5776/2016

Shalom and welcome to our Passover newsletter. In this special
mailing, you will find a wealth of information for Passover. We all hope
that this issue will help you with everything from preparing your home to
purchasing Kosher L'Pesach products. We have even included some favorite
recipes to help your family celebrate Pesach. From all of us, we wish you
a festive, kosher and meaningful Pesach.

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