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Masorti Matters Blog

News & Views from Gideon Aronoff, Executive Director, the Masorti Foundation

Masorti Promotes LGBTQ Inclusion in Jewish Life at Yokneam Event

A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting with local activists of the Masorti Kehillat Ohel Menashe in Yokneam Ilit. In this lower galilee town of 25,000+ -- with 30 Orthodox synagogues and just one pluralistic community -- this modest but dynamic Masorti kehillah is making a difference for its members and the entire town. Dana Pe’er from the Ohel Menashe reports: Last week we organized a special event for all of Yokneam called "Making a Place" on inclusion of LBGTQ Jews in...

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Masorti Kehillat Ohel Menashe in Yokneam Ilit.

Masorti Movement Blog

The latest from the Masorti Movement in Israel on Kehillot, Programs, Activism & more…

Jerusalem Day: Masorti Rabbis Help to Understand its Meaning, Complexity and Opportunity

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) has become a particularly confusing and challenging holiday for people committed to Israel, Jerusalem, Zionism and Jewish values.  Today, a few days after the holiday, we share two perspectives of Masorti Israel Rabbis – Tamar Elad Applebaum of Kehillat Zion, a home in Jerusalem for spiritual seekers of all backgrounds and Sandra Kochmann, Masorti Movement coordinator of weddings, conversions and the Azarat Yisrael (Masorti Kotel) that welcomes...

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Jerusalem Day Israel

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