Israel

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An essential element of the mission of Women’s League is to reinforce bonds with Israel and Jews worldwide by nurturing a real sense of ahavat Zion (love of Israel) among its members. To that end, the Israel Affairs department promotes a Six Point Program for Israel:

  • Zionist philosophy
  • Support of the Conservative /Masorti Movement in Israel, its synagogues and women’s groups
  • Tourism
  • Aliyah
  • Religious pluralism
  • Social action

Women’s League members are asked to sign onto the Jerusalem Program that expresses our unifying and comprehensive support of the Jewish homeland.

The Jerusalem Program

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Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, brought about the establishment of the State of Israel, and views a Jewish, Zionist, democratic and secure State of Israel to be the expression of the common responsibility of the Jewish people for its continuity and future.

The foundations of Zionism are:

  • The unity of the Jewish people, its bond to its historic homeland Eretz Yisrael, and the centrality of the State of Israel and Jerusalem, its capital, in the life of the nation.
  • Aliyah to Israel from all countries and the effective integration of all immigrants into Israeli Society.
  • Strengthening Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and democratic state and shaping it as an exemplary society with a unique moral and spiritual character, marked by mutual respect for the multi-faceted Jewish people rooted in the vision of the prophets, striving for peace and contributing to the betterment of the world.
  • Ensuring the future and the distinctiveness of the Jewish People by furthering Jewish, Hebrew and Zionist education, fostering spiritual and cultural values and teaching Hebrew as the national language.
  • Nurturing mutual Jewish responsibility, defending the rights of Jews as individuals and as a nation, representing the national Zionist interests of the Jewish people, and struggling against all manifestations of anti-Semitism.
  • Settling the country as an expression of practical Zionism.

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Women’s League regions are matched up with sister congregations in Israel – see the complete list.

Masorti Women International

Masorti Women International is a vital outgrowth of Women’s League’s commitment to enhance connections with Conservative/Masorti communities and congregations in Israel. Through Masorti Women International, personal relationships develop creating a true sense of a shared mission.

Days of Study

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Masorti women throughout Israel participate in four Women’s League Days of Study, which are sponsored by both Women’s League and the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. The days of study offer classes  in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Spanish. If you plan on being in Israel, you are cordially invited to attend one of the Days of Study.

To watch some of the classes from last year’s Days of Study, please click here.

MERCAZ

Women’s League has been committed to MERCAZ-USA and MERCAZ-Canada since their inception. MERCAZ is the Zionist membership organization of the Conservative movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement, and the Jewish National Fund. It supports religious pluralism in Israel and strengthens the connection between Israel and the Diaspora.

Where in the world are Conservative/Masorti congregations?

Check out these easy-to-use websites to find congregations and hear the latest news: