Global Colleagues Campaign Update

Posted on: Friday January 8, 2021

As we enter the New Year, we are pleased to report on the progress of the 2020 Rabbinical Assembly Campaign on behalf of our Global Colleagues – our unique partnership benefiting Masorti Israel and Masorti Olami to support our colleagues from Israel, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa. Our movement’s solidarity with our rabbinic colleagues is helping fulfill the tremendous growth potential of the global Conservative-Masorti Movement. 

We are grateful to the 68 participants in the Campaign who have not only provided $22,254 of essential funding to our colleagues around the world, but have embodied the unifying values of our Conservative-Masorti rabbinate by bringing together our people from organizations and communities on six continents.

We want to express our tremendous appreciation to the following RA members who supported the Global Colleagues Campaign:

Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Rabbi Morris Allen

Rabbi Joel Alter

Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz

Rabbi Bradley Artson

Rabbi Ehud Bandel

Rabbi Mauricio Balter

Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon

Rabbi Tim Bernard

Rabbi Ale Bloch

Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal

Rabbi Scott Bolton

Rabbi Mark Borovitz

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen

Rabbi Nadav Crane

Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein

Rabbi Gilah Dror

Rabbi Gesa Ederberg 

Rabbi David Englander

Rabbi Edwin Farber

Rabbi Edward Feinstein

Allan Freedman

Rabbi Ilana Garber

Rabbi William Gershon

Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin

Rabbi Daniel Greyber

Rabbi Mikie Goldstein

Rabbi Sarah Graff 

Rabbi Michael Greenbaum

Rabbi Daniel Greyber

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman

Rabbi Joshua Heller

Rabbi Danny Horwitz

Rabbi Daniel Isaak

Rabbi Rafi Kaiserbleuth

Rabbi David Kalender

Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin

Rabbi Paul Kerbel

Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg 

Rabbi Jay Kornsgold

Rabbi Harold Kravitz

Rabbi Vernon Kurtz

Rabbi David Lerner

Rabbi Amy Levin

Rabbi David Maharam

Rabbi Andrea Merow

Rabbi George Nudell

Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

Rabbi Richard & Lisa Plavin

Rabbi Michael Pont

Rabbi Steven Rein

Rabbi Carnie Rose

Rabbi David Rosen

Rabbi Robert Rubin

Rabbi Rachel Safman

Rabbi Rachel Salston

Rabbi Neil Sandler

Rabbi Craig Scheff

Rabbi Jen Schlosberg

Rabbi Dina Shargel

Rabbi Bob Slosberg

Rabbi Gerry Skonik

Rabbi Brian Strauss

Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Rabbi Simkha Weintraub

Rabbi Irvin Wise

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg 

Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky

Thank You!

These generous RA members – many of whom also supported the work of Masorti Israel and Masorti Olami through earlier direct giving – and other colleagues who are traditional donors to these organizations, have inspired us deeply during this very challenging year. And looking to the future, the 2020 Campaign and all of its passionate supporters provide us with a powerful foundation to develop creative partnerships of rabbis and communities worldwide.

In a midrash on this week’s Parashah, God chooses Moses as his agent to redeem the Israelites because he “turned aside to see" (Exodus 3:4) Moses left aside his own business and went to see the sorrow of Israel, and acted toward them as siblings act towards one another. (Shemot Rabbah, 1) Similarly, those who contributed to this campaign recognize the importance of supporting our colleagues at this time, connecting us around the world, and helping us all achieve greater heights in our sacred work.

With Gratitude,
Rabbi Adam Baldachin, Campaign Chair