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The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe. Click here to read more about Masorti

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Solidarity Mission to Israel, August, 2014

  • 2014-08-26

“We Went Because We Had To Be There” In August over fifty Conservative Jews from throughout the US participated in a four day solidarity mission to Israel. The delegation comprised rabbis, cantors and lay leaders of the Conservative Movement. The Masorti Foundation’s express goals were to let Israelis know that we stood in solidarity with them at this really challenging time as well as to become better informed about the situation and how Masorti was helping those m...

News from the South

  • 2014-08-25

Our kehillot (communities in Israel’s south are struggling daily with the situation that has been thrust upon them. Public events have been barred in many towns. Until recently, Congregation Magen Avraham, in Omer, operated its preschool program as a day camp for the town’s children. About one hundred children found refuge in the shelter, where they participated in activities organized by a dedicated staff. The camp was temporarily closed for security reasons, so the ...

Camp Ramah-NOAM

  • 2014-08-24

Camp Ramah-NOAM’s spirit is remarkable. Their collaborative nature and ability to think on their feet recently made the difference in ensuring that camp for nearly 600 children would continue during Operation Protective Edge. Five days before camp was set to begin, the Home Front Command informed the Movement that the summer camp scheduled to take place in the Ben Shemen Forest could not take place in this location. NOAM's leadership quickly found an alternative sit...

Prayers for Peace

  • 2014-08-23

A Masorti Prayer for Peace recently appeared in the July 10, 2014 edition of The Jewish Week on page two. Written by Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, spiritual leader of the Masorti congregation Kehillat Tzion in Jerusalem, it was first read outloud after the deaths of the three kidnapped Israelis. It brings the 23rd Psalm’s statement that God is with us directly into the terrible events of the last few weeks. Members of Conservative congregations presented this prayer in th...

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Michael Oren

former Israeli ambassador to the USA

           

If Israel does not work to make itself the nation-state of all the Jewish people, and be truly pluralistic and open ... then we risk losing these people.




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Shimon Peres

Current Israeli President

           

The Masorti Movement in Israel is marking its 35th anniversary. Quietly, systematically and guided by a love of Israel, the movement succeeded in establishing itself in Israel ... winning hearts. The challenge ahead of you is great ... you will rise to the challenge.

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