The Masorti Movement is a pluralistic, religious movement in Israel affiliated with Masorti/Conservative Judaism around the world.
The Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism educates about Masorti/Conservative Judaism, and supports the work of the Masorti/Conservative Movement in Israel which promotes scholarship, Zionism, and religious tolerance & pluralism within the context of modern Israeli society.
The Foundation raises funds to support Masorti/Conservative programmes in Israel in its many synagogue centres (kehillot), its NOAM Youth Movement and Marom students and young adults organization, Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies, The Conservative Yeshiva, TALI Enrichment School Programmes, Kibbutz Hanaton, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme for Children with Disabilities, and many other programmes. We continue to progress in the fields of family education, outreach, leadership and community development.
The Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism also serves, with MERCAZ-Canada, as the Movement’s voice to Canadian media public officials, and Jewish leadership.
About CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR MASORTI JUDAISM
Founded in 1979, the Masorti Movement is the umbrella organization of Masorti kehillot (congregations and communities) which aim to promote a healthy, pluralistic, spiritual and ethical foundation for Israeli society. Masorti Judaism is guided by halakhah, combining Jewish law and tradition with an open approach to scholarship, Jewish life, Zionism, and the ideals and values of each new generation. Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism works in cooperation with MERCAZ-Canada and the Masorti Movement in Israel to foster and strengthen Masorti/Conservative Judaism, based on the ideals of tradition and tolerance, study and spirituality, and social action and love of Israel.
Additional objectives of Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism are:
- To promote understanding of and adherence to the principles of Masorti/Conservative Judaism.
- To disseminate within the Jewish community information concerning Judaism and Jewish tradition from a Conservative viewpoint.
- To promote and encourage research in and the study of Masorti/Conservative Judaism.
What People Are Saying
""As [a member of] the second generation, raised in the Masorti Movement in Israel, I believe this is a historic moment, where we can be significant active partners in influencing the character of Israeli society.""
— Rabbi Yoav Ende, Kibbutz Hannaton
"“The Masorti Movement in Israel is marking its 35th anniversary. Quietly, systematically and guided by a love of Israel, the movement succeeded in establishing itself in Israel ... winning hearts. The challenge ahead of you is great ... you will rise to the challenge.” "
— Israel President Shimon Peres