An essential element of the mission of Women’s League 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, the Israel Affairs department promotes a Six Point Program for Israel:
- Zionist philosophy
- Support of the Conservative /Masorti Movement in Israel, its synagogues and women’s groups
- Religious pluralism
- Social action
Women's League members are asked to sign onto the Jerusalem Program that expresses our unifying and comprehensive support of the Jewish homeland.
Women's League regions are matched up with sister congregations in Israel - see the complete list.
Masorti Women International is a vital outgrowth of Women's League's commitment to enhance connections with Conservative/Masorti communities and congregations in Israel. Through Masorti Women International, personal relationships develop creating a true sense of a shared mission. In conjunction with the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Masorti Women International sponsors four Days of Study across Israel with classes taught in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Spanish. If you would like to participate in the next Day of Study, please click here.
Photo at right: Rabbi Judth Edelman-Green leads a workshop on learning to be a gabbai at the February 7, 2010 Day of Study in Ashkelon.
Every year, Women's League plans exciting missions to Israel to make the connections between our members and our sisters and brothers in Israel even more personal and meaningful. If you would like information about the next mission to Israel, please contact us.
Women's League has been committed to MERCAZ-USA and MERCAZ-Canada since their inception. MERCAZ 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. It supports religious pluralism in Israel and strengthens the connection between Israel and the Diaspora.
Where in the world are Conservative/Masorti congregations?
Check out these easy-to-use websites to find congregations and hear the latest news: