Robert GordisRobert Gordis
) was an important figure of Judaism
. He founded the first Conservative
day school, served as President of the Rabbinical Assembly
and of the Synagogue Council of America, and was professor at Jewish Theological Seminary
from 1940 to 1992. He wrote one of the first pamphlets explaining Conservative ideology in 1946, and in 1988 he chaired the Commission on the Philosophy of Conservative Judaism which produced the official statement of Conservative ideology "Emet Ve-Emunah".