The Union for Reform Judaism was among 28 groups, including a handful of faith-based ones, that signed on to a full-page ad in The New York Times.
Lincoln Center, defying protests, staged a performance presenting Israel in all its complexity.
In a rare rebuke of Israel by a New York Democrat, Gillibrand also said she was willing to reconsider her support for an anti-BDS bill.
The Muslim Waqf announced that worshippers should continue to stay away from the Temple Mount and reject any security measures.
The announcement came after days of consultations between Israeli, Jordanian and American officials.
The current deputy national editor is a 20-year veteran of the newspaper.