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My Thoughts on the Status of the Kotel Campaign

My Thoughts on the Status of the Kotel Campaign

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...

A Campaign for Religious Freedom in the Works

A Campaign for Religious Freedom in the Works

Thoughts on Religious Freedom and Egalitarian Prayer in Israel A few weeks ago, I was honored to be asked to give the D’var Torah at my synagogue, MJCBY. The Parsha was V’Etchanan (I Pleaded.) I found this Parsha particularly meaningful on many levels. But the one I...

Yes, it’s that time again:  pledge cards are on their way!

Yes, it’s that time again: pledge cards are on their way!

Ready to Ship! Here is a stack of the pledge cards and flyers ready to ship to some of the smaller congregations that have requested them. You do not have to be a large synagogue community to support Masorti in Israel! Small, medium, large, super large, if you support...

My view on Natan Sharansky’s Op-Ed

My view on Natan Sharansky’s Op-Ed

I may quibble over some of the facts in this op-ed (for example, most studies put the liberal streams in Israel at closer to 10% and Orthodoxy at a much lower number than the one Mr. Sharansky uses), his main points are right on. To quote Sharansky: “Israel and...

Beautiful Sephardic Piyut for the High Holidays

Listen to a  haunting Sephardic Piyut for the High Holidays that comes to us from the Masorti Movement in Israel. It is a beautiful example of the vibrancy and gifts that come to world Jewry by having an active Masorti Movement in Israel. A Piyut written hundreds of...

Inspired by Camp NOAM in Northern Israel

Inspired by Camp NOAM in Northern Israel

So why would I head out to Israel one week being in the job? Partly it was to make sure I was able to see the NOAM camp in action. NOAM is the Masorti Youth movement in Israel. The high point of the year for the 21 chapters across Israel is camp, it is an integral...

First Year. First Impressions.

First Year. First Impressions.

The first year of any new job is full of learning, but I feel especially blessed to have this opportunity to learn about the Masorti Movement in Israel and its supporters in the United States. The story is one of dreams come to life, passions and commitments passed...

Barbara Kavadias, Executive Director, Masorti Foundation, Barbaras Blog
Barbara Kavadias,
Executive Director
Masorti Foundation

 

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