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



An Op-Ed by Rabbi Mikie Goldstein

  • 2015-05-01

(Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremony for children with disabilities 4-30-15, Masorti Kehillah Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem.) Eight months ago, a group of parents were sure that their children would not celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah. Even the most secular of Israelis celebrate this traditional rite of passage, even if not religiously. The synagogue is nevertheless often the center of this life-cycle event, at least for boys. The children of this group of parents have severe aut...


  • 2015-05-01

Join your voice to ours to ask Mayor Malul to bring back Masorti’s bar and bat mitzvah celebration for children with special needs that he canceled so abruptly last week. Send the Mayor an email at or Or join Kol HaNe’arim: The Global B’nai Mitzvah Flash Mob and Action Project - Either write in your response in th...

Mayor Cancels Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies

  • 2015-04-29

(New York, NY) -- It is a bitter irony that following on the heels of the Masorti Foundation’s mega-successful Dare to Dream gala Monday evening in New York City -- where hundreds of our movement's supporters heard an inspiring message on the Zionism of hope -- the families of children with disabilities in Rehovot have been victimized by the Zionism of fear. As has been reported in the Israeli press, the city's mayor cancelled their bar and bat mitzvah ceremony 48 hours bef...

Masorti's Dare to Dream Gala - A huge Success!

  • 2015-04-17

Just before sunset on Monday night, the Masorti Foundation hosted its most successful Tribute Gala ever. Entitled Dare to Dream, the Gala’s theme obviously resonated with honorees, Susan and William Yarmuth of Louisville, KY and Yizhar Hess, Masorti’s CEO in Israel as well as the unprecedented number of guests. The effort to keep a Zionism of love alive, the effort to prevent the suffocation of the Jewish diversity we have yearned to see rooted in its own soil for 200...

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Michael Oren

former Israeli ambassador to the USA


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.


Shimon Peres

Former Israeli President


The Masorti Movement in Israel is marking its anniversary. Quietly, systematically and guided by a love of Israel, the movement succeeded in establishing itself in Israel ... winning hearts. The challenge ahead of you is great ... you will rise to the challenge.


Rosh Hashannah Newsletter 2014

By Rabbi Alan Silverstein

Hanukah Newsletter 2014

By Rabbi Alan Silverstein