Landmark Israel Supreme Court Ruling Recognizes Masorti-Conservative and Reform Conversions for Aliyah
After more than 15 years of struggle, the Masorti Movement of Israel today was vindicated by the Israeli Supreme Court, which now recognizes its conversions to Judaism for the purposes of the Law of Return and Aliyah to Israel. Rakefet Ginsburg, the CEO...read more
After fifteen years of waiting, a decision is due shortly from Israel's Supreme Court regarding conversion. And as Rakefet Ginsberg, Masorti Israel's new CEO asks in a powerful article for Ha'aretz, "Is the State of Israel capable of understanding what...read more
Rabbi Carl M. Perkins, of Temple Aliyah in Needham, Massachusetts, was inspired to record a video tribute to the Masorti Movement in Israel. Rabbi Perkins reflects on a trip to Israel in 2019 where he was invited to give a D'var Torah at the Kotel. Where at the...read more
Hallelujah, goodbye to 2020!
But we didn’t want to say goodbye without thanking you, our devoted and generous supporters. You make possible the growth and progress of our Masorti Movement in Israel. And through you efforts, Masorti Israel is building a more egalitarian, more inclusive Judaism — one respectful and accepting of all streams of Judaism, so that all Jews can find a welcome home in the State of Israel.
We’re hopeful for so many things in 2021 — a successful vaccination campaign here, in Israel and around the world, and a return to a more normal life of connecting with family and friends.
To get us started, here’s a wonderful rendition of Hallelujah from the NOAM group’s Shirat Machar singers. It’s from a recording of their first-ever CD and now in Masorti’s archive so you won’t see masks. But it’s so joyful that we thought it was a perfect way to start celebrating a new year!