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What is The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism?
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, founded in 1913 as the United Synagogue of America, is the association of Conservative congregations in North America, today consisting of approximately 700 affiliated synagogues.
What are the United Synagogue's goals?
As described in the preamble to its Constitution, they are "The advancement of the cause of Judaism in America and the maintenance of Jewish tradition in its historic continuity; to assert and establish loyalty to the Torah in its historic exposition; to further the observance of Sabbath and the dietary laws; to preserve in the service the reference to Israel's past and the hopes for her restoration; to maintain the traditional character of the liturgy, with Hebrew as the language of prayer; to foster Jewish religious schools, in the curricula of which the study of the Hebrew language and literature shall be given a prominent place..."