Traditional. Egalitarian. Modern.

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. Click here to read more about Masorti



Barbara Kavadias on her First Year: Come see ...

  • 2016-07-21

The first year of any new job is full of learning, but I feel especially blessed to have this opportunity to learn about the Masorti Movement in Israel and its supporters in the United States. The story is one of dreams come to life, passions and commitments passed down generation to generation. It is the story of a small but ever-growing number of people who have labored ceaselessly to see Israel become the place it was meant to be: one of diversity, pluralism, respect and f...

Update from Israel by new Executive Director, Barbara Kavadias

  • 2016-07-20

One week into the job and I am on my way to Israel! So much of what we do is to give the Conservative Jewish community in the states the opportunity to know about, interact with, and support our Masorti movement in Israel, that we felt it was important that I have a detailed understanding of what is happening there. So I am off for two weeks of site visits, meetings, and getting to know our partners. I thought that as I learn, I would share my pictures and stories with you. S...

Masorti Foundation Appoints Barbara Kavadias Executive Director

  • 2016-07-18

Masorti post The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel has named Barbara Kavadias as its new Executive Director. Ms. Kavadias comes to Masorti from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, where she served as Director of Membership Initiatives. Prior to that, she was Acting Executive Director at ARZA (T...

The AJC’s Jewish Religious Equality Coalition Opposes Mikvah Bill

  • 2016-06-10

There is a bill currently in the Knesset proposing the barring of Reform and Conservative/Masorti conversions at public mikvaot in Israel. The bill was discussed at length in a heated debate this past Monday, and has been tabled for a vote until early next week.

J-REC Statement in Opposition to Mikv...

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If Israel does not work to make itself the nation-state of all the Jewish people, and be truly pluralistic and open ... then we risk losing these people.

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