MERCAZ Reads Israel | On June 2, Discuss 'A Rabbi's Daughter' with Author Avigail Graetz
May 15, 2020
Join us for our first MERCAZ Reads Israel Book Club Meeting!
Discuss our first book selection, ‘ A Rabbi’s Daughter ‘ with author Avigail Graetz on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Mercaz Reads Israel Book Club | Inaugural Webinar: A Rabbis Daughter
April 23, 2020
On Wednesday, April 22, Mercaz USA launched our online book club – MERCAZ Reads Israel – featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and…Read More
World Zionist Congress Election 2020 Update
The preliminary results for the 2020 World Zionist Congress election in the U.S. were released by the American Zionist Movement on March 23.
We recognize that in the short time since the election for the World Zionist Congress has ended, that the world has changed dramatically…Read More
MERCAZ Reads ISRAEL: Join The Club Today!
April 7, 2020
Join MERCAZ READS ISRAEL, an online book club featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts.
This new, exciting initiative is a partnership between Mercaz USA and the Read More
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