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Ensuring the Pluralistic and Unified Nature of Our National Zionist Institutions

 

An Update From MERCAZ USA on the proceedings of the 38th World Zionist Congress

After a long and hard-fought struggle and many months leading up to this week, we just completed…

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The 38th World Zionist Congress Closing Session: Day 3 (10/23/20) Replay

The final session of the 38th World Zionist Congress was broadcast live at 4:00 a.m. Eastern, Friday, October 23. You can watch the closing session below:

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The 38th World Zionist Congress: Day 3 (10/22/20) Replay

The third and final day of the 38th World Zionist Congress was broadcast from 9:25 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 22. You can watch the recordings of the third day of sessions below.

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The 38th World Zionist Congress: Day 2 (10/21/20) Replay

The second day of the 38th World Zionist Congress was broadcast live from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, October 21. You can watch the recordings of the second day of sessions below.

Plenary Sessions 6a, 6b, and 7 (broadcast live from 10:55 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21):

 

Opening remarks…

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The 38th World Zionist Congress: Day 1 (10/20/20) Replay

The first day of the 38th World Zionist Congress was broadcast live from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, October 20. You can watch the recording of the first day of sessions below.

 

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Power Grab at the World Zionist Organization (WZO): Vote Tuesday, 10/20, on Measure at WZC Could Undermine Conservative and Reform Judaism in Israel

This urgent message is from the Executive Director, Gideon Aronoff, of our partner organization, The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel.

Dear Friends,

Unless we act, and act quickly, Conservative…

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Get Ready to 'Join' the 38th World Zionist Congress

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the thirty-eighth World Zionist Congress will convene.

This year, the Congress will not sit in the Capital of our National and spiritual homeland, Jerusalem – but will gather together from the four corners of…

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An Accidental Memoirist: Mercaz Reads Israel, "If All The Seas Were Ink"

AN ACCIDENTAL MEMOIRIST

By Ilana Kurshan

Ilana Kurshan is the author of If All the Seas Were Ink, published in 2017 by St. Martin’s Press. She has translated books of Jewish interest by Ruth Calderon, Benjamin…

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Join Mercaz Olami at the Kotel to bring in Tisha B'Av

UPDATE | Wednesday, July 29, 5:00 p.m. EDT: If you missed the live presentation > This beautiful chanting of Megillat Eicha at the Egalitarian Kotel can be viewed on Masorti…

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MERCAZ Reads Israel: Register for our book club discussion about 'If All The Seas Were Ink'

MERCAZ USA and MERCAZ-Masorti Canada are proud to announce our second ‘MERCAZ Reads Israel’ book club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern!

Our upcoming book club meeting will feature a discussion with author Ilana Kurshan, exploring her book ‘If All The…

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Official U.S. Zionist Congress Election Results Have Been Posted

From January 21 through March 11, the American Zionist Movement coordinated a historic Zionist Election to determine the number of delegates, representing 15 slates (including MERCAZ) from the U.S., to serve as representatives in the…

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MERCAZ Reads Israel: Catch up with our 1st book & get ready for our 2nd meeting!

This past spring, MERCAZ USA launched our online book club, MERCAZ Reads Israel. MERCAZ Reads Israel is an opportunity for lovers of books and Israel to read literature from contemporary Israeli authors. Our goal is to select books that provide insights to, and understanding…

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Conference of Presidents Members Condemn Mort Klein Black Lives Matter Tweets

Mercaz USA, as a member organization of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, is a signatory on this letter to Mort Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, regarding several of his recent Tweets.

June 12, 2020

Mort Klein
President
Zionist Organization of America

Dear Mr. Klein,

We, the undersigned members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, condemn the tweets regarding Black…

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MERCAZ Reads Israel | On June 2, Discuss 'A Rabbi's Daughter' with Author Avigail Graetz

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.

Watch the inaugural webinar for the MERCAZ READS ISRAEL book club!

On Wednesday, April 22, Mercaz USA launched our online book club – MERCAZ Reads Israel – 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


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…

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MERCAZ Reads ISRAEL: Join The Club Today!

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 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…

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