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,
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.