Israel & Masorti
The Israel & Masorti Committee oversee Israel education and programming. This past year the committee worked to get out the vote for the World Zionist Congress elections supporting the Mercaz party. Adath continues its relationship with Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff’s congregation, Magen Avraham in Omer. Our congregants and the Israel Committee generously supported Magen Avraham’s capital campaign to build an additional bomb shelter. Last October, members from both congregations visited Poland together.
Behukkotai and Beyond
Contact Leaders Today!
Posted October 7, 2016
Do you believe that it is important for Israel to be a home for all Jews? A democratic, open, pluralistic society where religious freedom is guaranteed? The Historic Kotel (Western Wall) agreement, signed in January and approved by the Israeli Government, has yet to be implemented. Without our help, it may never move forward. To read the information letter, click HERE. For a sample letter to send, click HERE.
Contact Prime Minister Netanyahu Today
Posted July 13, 2016
From Heidi Schneider, Adath Israel Committee Co-Chair:
I urge you to contact Prime Minister Netanyahu today about the Kotel.
The agreement to create a beautiful and easily accessible egalitarian worship space at the Kotel which was entered into by the Prime Minister in January has yet to be implemented, and in fact, appears to be unraveling.
This is not only about the Kotel. It is a poignant symbol of the ongoing lack of respect Conservative and Reform Jews receive from the Israeli government. We need to support our colleagues in Israel. And we need to stand up for our movement. We too are Jews, and we deserve recognition.
Please feel free to copy my letter below to send to the Prime Minister. Time is of the essence. He is considering his options on the Kotel right now.
Contact Prime Minister Netanyahu HERE
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:
Please fulfill your promise regarding the Kotel agreement. If Israel calls itself a Jewish State, it must be a state for all the Jewish people. You gave us such hope in your speech to the General Assembly in November, with your commitment to greater inclusion of American Jewish values in Israel. We are proud Zionists. Please don’t let us down.
For more background information read the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's letter HERE
Posted January, 2016
Historic Agreement at the Kotel