Mercaz News

AZM launches Israel Emergency Relief Fund

Posted on October 12, 2023

Yesterday the AZM Leadership Cabinet approved the creation of an AZM Israel Emergency Relief Fund to support crisis response work on the ground in Israel, in close partnership with the World Zionist Organization. The link for fund information and donations is: https://azm.org/israel-relief/. We will be sharing this widely with our network as well as with […]

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Remarks by President Biden on the Terrorist Attacks in Israel

Posted on October 11, 2023

October 11, 2023 Friends, As President Biden said during his remarks yesterday, “the terrorist attacks in Israel have brought to the surface painful memories and the scars left by a millennia of antisemitism and genocide of the Jewish people.” “So, in this moment, we must be crystal clear: We stand with Israel. And we will […]

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Special Briefing with Major General (res) Noam Tibon

Posted on October 11, 2023

Better understand the current situation in Israel and the IDF’s next steps based on the analysis of Major Tibon, who spent his military career specializing in counterterrorism and internal security. In the surprise attack on Israel which took place on October 7, Hamas terrorists penetrated Kibbutz Nahal Oz, where his son Amir Tibon and family […]

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World Zionist Organization Opens Aid Hotline

Posted on October 11, 2023

Dear friends, At the peak of our holiday festivities, the State of Israel awoke to an unprecedented attack against its citizens. Rockets were fired in all directions, our sovereign territory was invaded, entire families were wiped out in their homes, children were severely harmed, and civilians and families were abducted and taken to Gaza, the […]

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Conference of Presidents Stand in Support of Israel

Posted on October 10, 2023

The Conference of Presidents Stand United in Support of Israel October 9, 2023, New York, NY … Below, please find a statement from Harriet P. Schleifer, Chair, and William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, followed by a consensus statement from 48 Conference of Presidents Member Organizations: “The brutal, […]

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Israel at War: Masorti & MERCAZ Olami Stands with Israel

Posted on October 8, 2023

We at MERCAZ USA are horrified by the Hamas attack that has left our brothers and sisters in Israel in the midst of war. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we remain engaged and come together to show our love and support for the people of Israel. We join Masorti and MERCAZ Olami […]

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Mercaz Reads Israel Book Club Meeting | Hope Valley

Posted on October 21, 2021

On October 21, 2021, MERCAZ Reads Israel held our fourth book club meeting to discuss Rabbi Haviva Ner-David’s novel, Hope Valley, with the author. Hope Valley is the story of two women who come together to form the unlikeliest of friendships. Tikvah, a Jewish-Israeli second-generation Holocaust survivor, is a frustrated artist with multiple sclerosis and […]

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Diving Into the Israel Experience: Mercaz Reads Israel

Posted on July 18, 2021

In the midst of the emerging pandemic and in the wake of the World Zionist Congress election campaign, MERCAZ USA launched an online book club featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts: MERCAZ READS ISRAEL, a partnership between MERCAZ USA, MERCAZ Canada, MERCAZ […]

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MERCAZ Reads Israel: Watch Our Book Club Discussion About “All The Rivers”

Posted on July 14, 2021

Our most recent MERCAZ READS ISRAEL book selection was All The Rivers, a novel by Dorit Rabinyan A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, this remarkable novel is a bold portrayal of the strains – and […]

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