Supporting Religious Pluralism in Israel

Our Mission

MERCAZ USA is the Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement, representing Conservative Judaism within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement and the Jewish National Fund.

Our mission is to support religious pluralism in Israel and strengthen the connection between Israel and the Diaspora. We are the advocates and the force that guarantees funding for religious streams that is so crucial to our Movement’s growth in Israel and around the world.

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LIBERAL BRANCHES ON THE RISE IN ISRAEL

Our own Jerusalem Center for Conservative Judaism is featured in The Times of Israel  – 800,000 Israeli Jews, or 13% of the country’s Jewish population, now self-identify as Reform or Conservative, a marked increase from numbers charted in previous studies. The study also found that the number of Reform or Conservative communities throughout Israel has climbed to 125, 56 of which have permanent synagogues.  There are 280 rabbis affiliated with…

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