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MERCAZ-Canada Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:30 PM Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, Toronto. Electronic participation by members outside the GTA will be facilitated.

In accordance with the MERCAZ-Canada By-Laws, Clause XXI, a Nominating Committee was appointed to present a slate of Officers and Directors for approval at the AGM on May 18, 2016. The term of office for the Officers is 3 years. The term of office for Directors is initially for either a 2 or 3 year term, after which an individual may be re-elected for an additional 3 year term.

The following slate was moved by Marion Mayman, seconded by Lou Bracey and unanimously approved.

Officers (3 year term)
President David Sefton Shaar Shalom, Toronto
1st Vice President Alexandra Cyngiser Beth Tzedec, Calgary
2nd Vice president Stan Greenspan Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, Toronto
Secretary Catherine Epstein Beth Israel, Vancouver
Treasurer Art Andrews Beth Tzedec, Toronto
Past President Marion Mayman Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am, Toronto
Board members (2 year term)
Lou Bracey Beth Tzedec Calgary
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl Beth Tzedec Toronto
David Goldberg Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Toronto
Ron Hoffman Adath Israel Toronto
Irv Nitkin Har El Vancouver
Trudy Sassoon Shaar Shalom Toronto
Randy Schwartz Etz Chayim Winnipeg
Rabbi David Seed Adath Israel Toronto
Judy Silver Or Shalom London
Howie Sniderman Beth Shalom Edmonton
Miriam Telem Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Toronto
Board members (3 year term)
Uriel Bard Beit Rayim Toronto
Rabbi David Bluman Beth Israel Vancouver
Fran Caine Beth Tikvah Toronto
Marilyn Cohen Beth Tikvah Toronto
Eleanor Diamond Shaare Zion Montreal
Nola Lazar Etz Chayim Winnipeg
Max Marmer Shaar Shalom Toronto
Rabbi Philip Scheim Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Toronto
David Roytenberg Agudath Israel Ottawa
Elaine Sharfe Agudas Israel Saskatoon
Stephen Werger Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Toronto
Charles Wrock Adath Israel Toronto

Also on the agenda,

On Religious Pluralism in Israel & The Masorti Movement
Moderating the Discussion:
Rabbi Philip Scheim - Beth David Synagogue
Rabbi Tzvi Graetz - Executive Director, Masorti Olami
Rabbi David Golinkin - President, Schechter Institutes, Inc.
President Emeritus, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

The Growth of the Masorti movement, with the important role of MERCAZ-Canada in Canada and on the World scene.
The Halakhic and Educational Challenges of the State of Israel Today

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:30 PM Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, Toronto.

Welcome to Masorti-Canada - MERCAZ-Canada, the Canadian home of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel.

Masorti Judaism is Israel's fastest growing religious movement. We are a traditional, yet pluralistic religious movement affiliated with Masorti/Conservative Judaism around the world. We recognize that there's more to being Jewish in Israel than residency, more than the historic choice of ultra-Orthodoxy or secular life.

The foundations of Masorti/Conservative Judaism include:

  • A commitment to halakhah balanced with an open approach to scholarship, Jewish life, Zionism, and the ideals and values of each generation.
  • The unity of the Jewish people, with its ancestral bond to our historic homeland.
  • Promoting the values of Conservative Judaism: interpreting halakhah through the lens of inclusion and modern values.
  • Mutual respect for the many streams within Judaism
  • Ensuring the distinctiveness of the Jewish people through Jewish and Hebrew education and fostering spiritual and cultural values.

MERCAZ-Canada and Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism work in cooperation to foster and strengthen Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel, based on the ideals of tradition and tolerance, study and spirituality, and social action and love of Israel.

YOUR Voice in Israel

MERCAZ: the Movement to Reaffirm Conservative Zionism, is the Zionist voice of Conservative Judaism in Canada. A grassroots membership organization, we promote and support Israel education and programs, and represent the interests of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency for Israel.
MERCAZ-Canada is YOUR Voice in Israel. Your membership really does make a difference!

Masorti supports our movement

Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism supports our movement directly.
T'nua Masortit, the Masorti Movement in Israel, is a traditional and pluralistic religious movement in Israel, affiliated with Masorti/Conservative Judaism. Masorti Judaism is committed to halakhah and history, combining Jewish law and tradition with an open approach to Jewish life, which embraces the ideals and values of each generation. Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism supports the work of the Masorti Movement, raising funds to enable the Movement to further its educational and outreach activities in Israel.

Together

MERCAZ-Canada and Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism work in cooperation to foster and strengthen Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel, based on the ideals of tradition and tolerance, study and spirituality, and social action and love of Israel.

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