MERCAZ USA 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 to support religious pluralism in Israel and strengthen the connection between Israel and the Diaspora. Click
here to become a new member or renew an existing membership.
MERCAZ INVOLVEMENT WITH THE WZO AND JEWISH AGENCY: MERCAZ sent a delegation of 25 delegates, the second largest from the United States, and more than 50 alternate delegates and observers to the 37th World Zionist Congress, which took place October 20-22 in Jerusalem. Click here for a summary of the Congress. Click here to see how MERCAZ represents our Conservative/Masorti Movement institutions in Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
MERCAZ/WOMEN’S LEAGUE ESSAY CONTEST HAS BEGUN: The biennial MERCAZ USA/MERCAZ-Canada/Women’s League essay contest for 2016 is taking applications. This year’s theme is “A Critical Defense of Zionism” in honor of the recent convening of the 37th World Zionist Congress. Win one of five scholarships in the amounts of: $1,000, $600, $400 and $250 (2x). Rabbi Jennifer Gorman, Director of MERCAZ-Canada, will be overseeing this year’s competition. Click here for more information including essay requirements and deadlines.
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