MERCAZ USA -- The Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement


January 2013

Purim is Coming!

Shvat 5773

MERCAZ USA Joins With The American Zionist Movement’s Purim Connection 2013

Bring a Smile to a Child's Face - Construct Build a Bridge to an IDF Soldier – Develop a Connection to Masorti Communities

Mercaz USA wishes you a Happy Purim 2009

A cease fire is in place after the recent round of missile attacks from Gaza. An uneasy quiet has enveloped Israel. Children in the south have returned to their schools; but the psychological impact of the rockets and terror remains. Soldiers have gone back to their bases, but the order to return to the battlefield could be given at any time.

You can make your presence felt in Israel, where our people need you most. Give light, gladness, joy and honor to the Children and Soldiers from the Masorti Congregations in Israel’s southern region, including Masorti Lone Soldiers, the Neve Hanna Children’s Village in Kiryat Gat, Netzach Israel in Ashkelon, Etz Haim in Ashdod and Eshel Avraham in Be'er Sheva.

Make your contribution to the AZM Purim Connection! Light up a child's face with a smile. Bring some light into their troubled world. Connect with the brave members of the IDF with a traditional Purim basket.

Please donate now: $18 for a schoolchild; $36 for an injured child; $54 for a soldier's basket; $180 for an entire class of children; $360 for an IDF unit. All donations are tax deductible.


Take a minute and click here to donate to the AZM Purim Connection 2013. You can also send a check to AZM: 633 Third Avenue, 21st floor, New York, NY 10017. Please note on the check that the funds are for the special MERCAZ-sponsored Purim campaign.

To help us bring Purim joy to the maximum number of children and soldiers, please respond before February 22, 2013.

For more information about the Masorti communities in Israel's southern region, go to and

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