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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.
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CONSERVATIVE/MASORTI MOVEMENT APPALLED BY CHABAD OF POWAY SHOOTING
May 1, 2019
At our Seder tables, we retell the Exodus story of the liberation from bondage of the Jewish people. Throughout the Passover holiday, we read of the power of redemption. Sadly, at the very same time when we celebrate the gift of freedom, we also recall the history of anti-semitism which weighs so heavily on us today.
We are deeply saddened and outraged at yet another senseless shooting of…Read More
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO NY TIMES CARTOON
April 29, 2019
Dear Mr. Baquet,
We, the undersigned organizations, were extremely disturbed by the Antisemitic cartoon published in the international edition of the New York Times on April 25th. While we appreciate the clarification and acknowledgment of responsibility, we contend that you continue to owe an explanation.
Moreover, it is difficult to fathom why, at a time of increasing Antisemitism and hate violence, the New York Times editors would have been…Read More
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…Read More