MERCAZ USA Newsletter — Fall-2015
MERCAZ: #2 in Zionist Poll
MERCAZ USA, although down from 33 to 25 mandates, still scored an important success in the recent American Zionist poll, rising to become the second largest party among the 11 slates running in the election.
While trailing ARZA's 55 mandates, MERCAZ bested both the Orthodox slate, the leftist "HaTikva" and rightist ZOA slates and several new groupings representing Russian Jewish Americans, Orthodox students and SHAS. In addition, with a planned political faction being envisaged comprising the new Zionist Spring Party, the "Confederation", HaNoar HaTzioni and the Israeli Yesh Atid Party, MERCAZ should become one of the key players at the international Jewish parliament taking place this October in Jerusalem.
MERCAZ USA looks forward to sending a delegation with 25 delegates and nearly 50 alternate delegates including the required 25% youth leaders (ages 18-35) and 30% women to join MERCAZ and Masorti Olami participants from Israel and elsewhere around the world. The weeklong program in Jerusalem will include a Shabbat get-together, a visit to Masorti institutions, orientation meetings and the 3-day Zionist Congress.
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