Israel 

MERCAZ-CANADA is the Zionist voice of Conservative Judaism in Canada. A grassroots membership organization that promotes and supports Zionist education and programs. It represents the interests of Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the World Zionist Organization (WZO), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF) and lobbies on behalf of religious pluralism and recognition of Conservative/Masorti Judaism in Israel. MERCAZ-Canada works together with MERCAZ Olami, the international umbrella for Conservative Zionist affiliates, which has chapters in North and South America, Europe and Israel.

Are You a Teen Planning a Trip to Israel or Do You Know a Teen Planning a Trip to Israel?



Then you need to know about the MERCAZ-Canada, MERCAZ USA and Women's League for Conservative Judaism Israel Scholarship Essay Contest!



Awards: 5 Scholarships in the amounts of $1000, $600, $400, and $250 (2x)

Eligibility: Applicants must be 14-19 years of age by deadline, and members of a Conservative congregation. The scholarship may be applied to any Conservative Movement-sponsored Israel program (includes programs taking place from June 1, 2014 on).


Theme for this year's contest:
WOMEN IN ZIONISM: PAST & PRESENT
This year's theme celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of women as Conservative Rabbis

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES MARCH 7, 2014

  • Entry forms, questions and additional information can be found at MERCAZ-Canada Essay Contest.
  • Format: Up to 900 words, typed and double spaced, accompanied by a passport sized photo.
  • Deadline for entries: MARCH 7, 2014.
  • Winners will be announced publicly during the Women's League convention during the summer. (Those applying for summer 2014 programs will be notified privately.)


For more information contact MERCAZ-Canada
61 Alness Street, Suite 203, Toronto, ON M3J 2P2
(416) 667-1717, x102 or (866) 357-3384, x102
info@mercaz.ca

Entry forms available here!
Read about the MERCAZ Israel Advocacy Seminar

The two day seminar took place Sunday and Monday, June 9-10, at the Heritage Hotel, located in Southbury, CT. The seminar, a project of MERCAZ USA, MERCAZ-Canada, the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and featured MERCAZ-Canada's Rabbi Jennifer Gorman
To read Rabbi Gorman's d'var torah, click here.

Click here for the Israel Scholarship information page

Join now! Fill out this online form

MERCAZ-Canada is your voice

A strong MERCAZ-Canada helps create a strong MERCAZ Olami- enabling us to have a substantial, positive presence in the WZO and JAFI Ưand contributing in a very direct way to making sure Israel continues on the path towards becoming a pluralistic Jewish state- one that advances a diversity of initiatives including those that reflect the values of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

We value all our members, without whom the strength of our voice would be diminished. Thank you for your membership support. If you are not already a member-

JOIN NOW! KEEP OUR VOICE STRONG!

Every Conservative Jew can support religious rights for all Jews in Israel by being an annual dues paying member of MERCAZ-Canada, the Conservative Movement's Zionist Organization. With your membership our voice will be continue to be influential in the World Zionist Organization [WZO] and Jewish Agency For Israel [JAFI], where decisions that affect World Jewry are made.

Your membership really does make a difference.

If you are not already a member of MERCAZ-CANADA through your voluntary check-off on your synagogue's dues statement, you need to join. We've made it easy. You can join ONLINE by using this form. Membership is just $14/person, $25/couple, & $9/ student ages 18-25.

Need more information?
Call MERCAZ-CANADA at 416-667-1717 or 1-866-357-3384 e-mail: info@mercaz.ca

More about MERCAZ-Canada

MESSAGE FROM THE MERCAZ-CANADA PRESIDENT: Marion Mayman reports on our activities. Click here.

MEET THE NEW MERCAZ-CANADA BOARD: Our Board of Directors. Click here.

NEWS FROM MERCAZ-OLAMI: News from our international leadership. Click here.

THE JERUSALEM PROGRAM: Strengthening Zionisim, the Jerusalem Program has been adopted by MERCAZ-Canada. Find out more, click here.

MERCAZ WITHIN JAFI AND THE WZO:BENEFITS TO MASORTI/CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM WORLDWIDE Conservative / Masorti Jews around the world profit directly in numerous ways as a result of our involvement, through MERCAZ Olami, with the World Zionist Organization (WZO) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Click here!

"I'M GOING TO ISRAEL!" Click here to learn about different short-term and long-term programs to Israel.

IF YOU'RE THINKING ALIYAH: Click here to learn the five steps you should be following while planning aliyah to Israel.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT ALIYAH: Click here to learn about the Project Reconnect Yellow Pages, an important tool to help Conservative Movement olim succeed in their new lives in Israel.

CYMERCAZ-Canada is your voice
Your membership really does make a difference.

A strong MERCAZ-Canada helps create a strong MERCAZ Olami- contributing in a very direct way to making sure Israel continues on the path towards becoming a pluralistic Jewish state- one that advances a diversity of initiatives including those that reflect the values of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

Every voice counts. Have you been counted? 2012 Membership in MERCAZ-Canada is only $14/person, $25/couple, & $9/ student ages 18-25.

PLEASE JOIN TODAY using this online form or by phoning the MERCAZ-Canada office at 1-866-357-3384.

With your help our Movement will continue to flourish and grow.

TODAH RABBAH!

Marion Mayman
President
Rabbi Jennifer Gorman
Executive Director
MERCAZ-Canada
  61 Alness Street, #203   Toronto, ON  M3J 2H2 
 416-667-1717  1-866-357-3384  e-mail: info@mercaz.ca 

MERCAZ-CANADA is the Zionist membership organization of the Conservative Movement and the voice of Conservative Jewry within the Canadian Zionist Federation, World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Jewish National Fund.