The Masorti Movement in Israel is a traditional, egalitarian religious movement in Israel,
affiliated with the worldwide Masorti/Conservative movement.
The Masorti Movement in Israel guided by halakha
(Jewish law) and an open and pluralistic approach to contemporary scholarship,
Jewish living, democratic ideals and Zionism.
The Masorti Movement in Israel is the umbrella organization of the Masorti Kehillot situated throughout the country. The Masorti Kehillot facilitate the practice
of rich and pluralistic Jewish experiences, which are both spiritual and egalitarian. All of the kehillot realize Hessed and social justice activities, as well as encourage social involvement, study and action.
Today, there are 52 Masorti Kehillot, Havurot and Minyanim throughout Israel.
Israel is witnessing a reawakening in the area of traditional Jewish experience, after many years of Israelis
disassociating themselves from their Jewish heritage.
Prayer, synagogue, community and Shabbat, with their elements of culture and faith, have for so long been
outside the domain of the average Israeli. The relationship between religion and politics has alienated many
Israelis and almost eliminated religious choice.
The Masorti Movement in Israel operates many educational programs: Adult and children's learning programs,
NOAM youth movement, the MAROM student and young adult organization, community batei midrash
(study programs) and more. All of these programs unite thousands if Israelis and act to promote Jewish Identity
in an experiential and respectful atmosphere, without coercion.
The Masorti Movement's Bureau of Religious Affairs provides an egaliarian and halachic response, giving
meaning to Jewish life-cycle events, such as: brit milah (circumcision), simchat habat (baby naming for girls),
marriage, burial and conversion.
The Masorti Movement in Israel prides itself on the wide-ranging roots of its members. Many synagogues boast members from over 25 countries.
Today, Masorti is a deep-rooted Israeli organization: some two-thirds are Israelis or immigrants from Latin America, Europe and the Former Soviet Union. North Americans, who established the Movement's first synagogues in Israel, comprise arounf one third of the present membership.
The renewal of interest in our Jewish tradition presents the Masorti Movement in Israel with the opportunity to offer an authentic Israeli approach to Judaism.
The Masorti Movement provides a synthesis that is most suitable for the Jewish population of
the modern State of Israel to rediscover and reclaim its Judaism.
The Masorti Movement, combines loyalty to Jewish tradition and halacha with an open approach
to the changing values of each generation, offering a pluralistic Jewish experience, with a place for everyone.
Each year, more and more Israelis connect to their Jewish identity through Masorti,
but the need remains to reach many more.