Today’s Zionist: Committed Yet Conflicted | MERCAZ USA General Council Meeting 2021

On Sunday, November 7, MERCAZ USA held their annual General Council meeting via Zoom.

Prior to discharging our outgoing board members and installing our incoming officers and board members, we presented an important, eye opening, and thought provoking panel discussion:

Today’s Zionist: Committed Yet Conflicted with

  • Yizhar Hess, Vice Chair, World Zionist Organization
  • Rebecca Russo, Executive Director, Campus Climate (Antisemitism) Initiative, Hillel International
  • Richard S. Moline, Assistant VP, JUF/ Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago
  • Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg, COO, Rabbinical Assembly and Chief Program Officer, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

The panel, moderated by MERCAZ USA Executive Director Sarrae Crane, can be viewed in its entirety below:

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