On December 30, the AZM (American Zionist Movement, of which MERCAZ USA is a member organization) released this briefing on the proceedings of the 38th World Zionist Congress which took place in October:
Earlier this year you took part in an historic election to assure that your voice would be heard in selecting the American Delegation to the 38th World Zionist Congress (WZC), the international “parliament of the Jewish people”. The American Zionist Movement (AZM), which administered the voting, is pleased to share with you this update on what happened at the Congress this Fall.
The WZC was based in Jerusalem but held “virtually” online due to COVID-19. The World Zionist Organization (WZO) hopes to convene an additional extraordinary worldwide in-person Zionist Congress in Israel in Fall 2021 or during 2022.
At the Congress:
- There were votes on important resolutions affecting Jews in Israel and the Diaspora.
- Elections were held for key positions in Israel’s National Institutions. Read a message from the new WZO Chairman and see the Members of the Zionist Executive.
- Many prominent Israeli officials and world Jewish leaders addressed the Congress and its theme: “Mutual responsibility and Aliyah: Leading and Innovating Together”. You can watch the proceedings and presentations.
Learn more on the AZM website page about the Zionist Congress. The 152 elected American Delegates (and 271 Alternates), from 14 slates, ranged in age from 18-89 and hailed from 28 states (plus DC and Puerto Rico).