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It is inspiring to be working on behalf of a Foundation that focuses so keenly on the Jewish value that all the People of Israel should receive the Torah together. The Masorti Movement lives this Jewish value every day by proactively reaching out to empower people...read more
Fantastic news, reports Dr. Yizhar Hess, Executive Director of the Masorti Movement: "In the presence of the Mayor of Herzliya, Moshe Fadlon, we inaugurated the permanent residence of the Torat Hayim congregation and community. Founded 40 years ago (!) but only now,...read more
One of the most joyful part of rabbinic work is welcoming Jews by Choice into the community. The Religious Affairs Bureau of the Masorti Movement officiates at about one hundred such conversions each year. Each of these are a blessing to the Jewish people...read more
Park Avenue Synagogue Celebrates 136th “Birthday” with Masorti Movement and with the Gift of a Torah
In the largest single mission to Israel, 450 members and clergy from Park Avenue Synagogue chose to celebrate the 136th birthday of the congregation with the Masorti Movement. The mission included meetings with dignitaries (Yitzhak Herzog and Ehud Barak), visits to Masorti Kehillot, learning opportunities and by far, the highpoint: the donation of a Torah for use at Ezrat Israel, the egalitarian Kotel. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of PASyn, and Dr. Yizhar Hess, Executive Director of the Masorti Movement, spoke of the important partnership between the Movement in Israel and Park Avenue Synagogue, and by extension, Masorti/Conservative Judaism in the United States.
The celebration at the Kotel was both meaningful–a statement of the synagogue’s commitment to Masorti values of pluralism, democracy and, importantly, traditional Jewish observance–and joyous. Watch the singing, dancing and and feel a part of the joy.
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