HELP URGENTLY NEEDED IN ISRAEL TO REPAIR FIRE DAMAGE: PROJECT PHOENIX
Masorti communities in Israel—kehillot, nursery schools and homes—have been severely damaged by the fires that have burned through Haifa, Zichron Yaakov and elsewhere. The need is urgent. While in time, insurance and the government will provide help, our children, their parents, teachers and rabbis, cannot wait. Our Masorti kehillot, schools and community centers must be repaired now. Moriah, in Haifa, the oldest Masorti/Conservative synagogue in Israel was particularly hard hit. They lost their second floor, their roof and their siddurim. Life must be restored to normal for our brothers and sisters in Israel, as we would hope to restore it for ourselves here in our own communities.
This is our chance to act in solidarity with our community in Israel.
Click on the link above for a flyer you can download and distribute to your friends, family, colleagues–anyone who cares about Israel and wants to help our Masorti communities to heal!
Would You Like Your Family to Pray Together at the Kotel ?
Email Prime Minister Netanyahu
Urge him to honor the Kotel Agreement
THE LATEST MESSAGE FROM MASORTI’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BARBARA KAVADIAS
Since Slichot, the Masorti Foundation has been hosting the Conservative/Masorti Movement’s campaign: Make Your Voice Heard, Equality at the Kotel. The campaign has been generating emails to the Prime Minister of Israel and other government officials, demanding that they implement the agreement, approved by the cabinet in January 2016, which resulted from three years of negotiation. The agreement would protect the sanctity of the Kotel and provide for an egalitarian prayer space there, thus ensuring that it is “One Wall for One People,” not just a prayer space for Orthodox Jews who want to pray the way the ultra-Orthodox leadership overseeing the Kotel deem appropriate.
The campaign is on our website, in our newsletter—Masorti Matters—in action alerts and on our social media platforms. Working with the Reform Movement, so far we have generated over 20,000 emails to the Prime Minister and to three other officials!