Resolution on a Fundraising Campaign for the Masorti Movement and Machon Schecter and Support for Mercaz Olami

WHEREAS the State of Israel is the State of all Jews; and

WHEREAS the nature of Judaism in the State of Israel has a major effect on Judaism everywhere; and

WHEREAS the Rabbinical Assembly and the Conservative Movement both realize that they must be as active as possible in promoting Conservative Judaism in Israel.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly will lead the Conservative Movement, out of solidarity with Masorti Jews all over the State of Israel, in a funding campaign to raise $50,000,000 for the Masorti Movement and Machon Schechter.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in anticipation of the 34th World Zionist Congress and the Zionist Congress elections scheduled for 2002, the Rabbinical Assembly strongly encourage its members to support the annual membership campaign of MERCAZ USA and all other national branches of MERCAZ OLAMI, the worldwide Zionist organization of the Conservative/Masorti Movement.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, March, 2000