Support for Israel

Support for Israel (2012)

Background

An essential element of the mission of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism 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, Women’s League 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

Resolution

WHEREAS Women’s League has expressed its support of Israel and demonstrated its commitment to this mission with a variety of programs including educational programs in North America and Israel, social action campaigns, and Women’s League missions to Israel,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Women’s League for Conservative Judaism:

  • Commits to continue and strengthen its support for the Masorti Movement in Israel;
  • Commits to encourage and develop programming and information that educates its members on issues relevant to Israel today, including, but not limited to pluralism, and gender discrimination;
  • Commits to encourage each of its affiliated groups to present at least one Israel program each year;
  • Commits to work with the larger Jewish community on efforts to end the efforts at boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel;
  • Commends the efforts of MERCAZ in its Israel advocacy work and encourages its sisterhoods to promote membership in MERCAZ on a yearly basis.