Community Engagement

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Shavuot

We are excited to share with you our newest video and sources.

This video highlights the story Israelis who chose to convert to Judaism with the Masorti Movement. Since the Masorti Conversion Institute was established in 1992 thousands of Israelis have turned to us for conversion.

However, converting with Masorti is not a trivial choice!

The State of Israel, following a Supreme Court ruling from 2002, recognizes Masorti conversions and allows gerim to be registered as Jews in the Ministry of the Interior.

However, since the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate still continues to control marriage, divorce and burial laws in the country, the Rabbinate doesn't recognize our conversions and therefor they do not allow our converts to marry within the State of Israel.

The Video provides us with a glimpse into the lives of theses remarkable Israelis who chose to convert with us.

A glossary explaining conversion with Masroti and a Limmud focusing on the Question What does it mean to be a Jew? accompanies this video.

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Click  here for a glossary explaining conversion with Masorti.

Click  here for a limmud focusing on the question "What does it mean to be a jew?"

The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
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