The Zionist Organization of
the Conservative Movement

MERCAZ USA is the United States branch of MERCAZ OLAMI, the Zionist organization of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement. MERCAZ represents Masorti Judaism within the World Zionist Organization and Congress, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement, and the Jewish National Fund.

MERCAZ is the force that advocates for funding of pluralistic streams of Judaism in Israel through the World Zionist Congress, which is crucial to our movement’s growth in Israel and around the globe.

Our mission is to further the cause for true religious pluralism in Israel and strengthen the connection between, and create engagement opportunities for, the people of Israel and Jews living in the Diaspora. MERCAZ USA is proud to be the sponsor of ‘Masorti on Campus,’ supporting Masorti activities on college and university campuses, & ‘Mercaz Reads Israel,’ an online book club connecting Diaspora Jews to Israeli authors.

Upcoming Events

Warfare and Lawfare: Israel’s War Against Hamas

Warfare and Lawfare: Israel’s War Against Hamas

July 21, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a special briefing with the former IDF Chief Military Advocate General, the army’s top lawyer, Maj. Gen. (res.) Avichai Mandelblit, who has [...]
MERCAZ USA General Council Meeting

MERCAZ USA General Council Meeting

September 8, 2024    
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE ... The MERCAZ USA General Council meeting will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern, [...]

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Join Thousands of Other Masorti/Conservative
Jews Who Care About Israel


religious pluralism in Israel


Zionist activities and Israel programs within Conservative synagogues


short & long-term Movement study programs in Israel


allocations for the Conservative/Masorti movement

Partner Organizations

MERCAZ USA is the United States affiliate of MERCAZ Olami, the World Zionist Union of the Conservative/Masorti Movement. Our partners include Conservative/Masorti agencies and schools. MERCAZ USA is also a member/affiliate of a variety of umbrella agencies/institutions of the Jewish community.

Help Our Cause

Strengthen our Movement’s influence in the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency where important decisions that affects Jews around the world are made.

Advocate for the Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Organization, and Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael to bolster Conservative/Masorti kehillat and institutions in Israel... andthroughout the world.

Improve the understanding and quality of the Zionist dialogue in our congregations.