The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel

Secure Israel’s Future as a Jewish & Pluralistic State

Israel’s security is today threatened not just by hostile foreign enemies, but by religious, social and political intolerance at home that threatens the cohesion of Israeli society and Israel-Diaspora unity. You can help secure Israel’s future by supporting the Masorti Movement’s efforts to build an #InclusiveIsrael. An Israel that remains true to its founding principles to: “ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex [and] guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.”*

 

The Masorti #InclusiveIsrael Campaign enables the Movement in Israel to pursue these essential rights:

  1. The right for all Israeli Jews to observe Judaism according to their traditions,
  2. The right for women to pray at the Kotel without threats or harassment by ultra-Orthodox protesters,
  3. The right for secular and traditional Jews in Israel to an inclusive, modern alternative to rigid Orthodoxy,
  4. The right for our American Jewish children and grandchildren to be welcomed in Israel, their Jewish values embraced, and their parents and grandparents’ Zionism celebrated.

Your support makes a crucial difference by providing the Masorti Movement with resources to:

  • Expand egalitarian, pluralistic and spiritual Jewish education and life-cycle services for the 800,000 Israelis who identify with Masorti and other liberal streams of Judaism.
  • Ensure the Judaism demanded by so many Israelis is fully recognized by the new Knesset and government regarding marriage, conversion, kashrut and prayer at the Kotel.
  • Offer young Israelis–including those with disabilities– religious options for full participation in Jewish life and for building their leadership skills through the NOAM Youth Movement.
  • Grow the network of Masorti kehillot and minyanim that provide a real alternative in religious, educational and community life for the increasing number of Israelis seeking out Masorti’s spiritual and educational services.

Your contribution to the 2019 Masorti #InclusiveIsrael Campaign is an essential investment in creating grassroots change in the face of resistance for a more democratic Israel. One where all Jews are secure and strengthened through inclusive Masorti values of pluralism, egalitarianism and the embrace of spiritual communities they find meaningful.

*From the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, 1948.