The new executive and board of MERCAZ-Canada
|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|
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.