Jewish and Christian Perspectives
An inter-religious platform for academic study of the common heritage by Jews and Christians, involving two-yearly congresses and a book series by E.J. BRILL. Jewish and Christian Perspectives is a cooperative and joint venture between by the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies of Bar-Ilan University, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel, and the University of Tilburg: Faculty of Catholic Theology Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Links to Israel
A website of the Conservative Movement's Aliyah Committee, operating under the auspices of MERCAZ USA, dedicated to strengthening the commitment of Conservative Jews to Israel and Aliyah.
Masorti Olami (World Council of Conservative/Masorti Synagogues) now has an exciting new web site which gives excellent information on what is going on in the Masorti Movement around the world.
Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel
"The Masorti Movement is the Conservative Movement in Israel. Masorti is the Hebrew word for "traditional". The name was chosen because the Masorti Movement fosters the practice of traditional Judaism among Israeli men and women while embracing modernity. In that way the Masorti Movement helps to promote the growth of a healthy and tolerant spiritual and ethical foundation in Israeli society."
MERCAZ USA is the Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement and the Jewish National Fund to support religious pluralism in Israel and strengthen the connection between Israel and the Diaspora.
Camp Ramah is the camping arm of the Conservative Movement, with overnight and day camps across North America, including special needs camps, family camps and retreats. Ramah maintains a day camp in Jerusalem, and Israel tours for all ages.
Ramah Programs in Israel
Ramah Programs in Israel provides stimulating educational experiences in Israel, for high-school students, families, congregations, schools and Ramah campers as well as a summer day-camp. Our programs range in length from two-weeks to 4 months, and are custom built for each group.
The Cantors' Assembly
The Cantors' Assembly is the largest organization of professional Hazzanim in the world. It is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and helps to preserve and enhance the traditions of Judaism. The web site includes links to Jewish music and choir sites on the web.
The Rabbinical Assembly
The Rabbinical Assembly is the international association of Conservative rabbis. It actively promotes the cause of Conservative Judaism and works to benefit Klal Yisrael, publishes learned texts, prayer books and works of Jewish interest; and administers the work of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards for the Conservative Movement.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
The United Synagogue is the international service provider and policy-making organization of Conservative congregations in North America, representing close to 800 member synagogues. The USCJ's Departments, Regional offices and Commissions provide extensive programming and services to its congregations in areas which include education, youth (USY), Israel, administration and leadership. In addition, the organization works to formulate a religious response to pressing social and religious issues such as intermarriage, the environment, child welfare, and domestic violence.
The Virtual Beit Midrash
The Virtual Bet Midrash is dedicated to offering learning opportunities in the religious ambience of Masorti/Conservative Judaism. Here you will find Shiurim (lessons) on Mishnah, Prayer, Halakhah, Religious Philosophy and so forth.
USCJ - Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism
Leaders of the United Synagogue decided years ago to establish a Conservative Jewish home in the heart of the Jewish State. Imbued with that vision, they founded The Center for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem. Today, Conservative Jews from all over the world visit the Center for study, guidance, fellowship and hospitality, and above all, to be exposed to the Jerusalem/Israel Experience.
USCJ - Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem
The Conservative Yeshiva in downtown Jerusalem is home to approximately 40 students from the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia. The mission of the Conservative Yeshiva is the same mission that has served yeshivot throughout thousands of years of Jewish history: to provide a community in which committed students and teachers can grow together in the service of God through common prayer, aid to the needy, and, most importantly, study of Torah.
Women's League for Conservative Judaism
Women's League for Conservative Judaism is the largest synagogue based women's organization in the world. As an active arm of the Conservative/Masorti Movement, it provides services to 700 affiliated women's groups in synagogues across North America, linking 120,000 women in 25 Branches (regions) with groups in Israel, Great Britain and South America. Through volunteer programs and projects geared toward education, religious observance, Israel, and public policy and advocacy, members expand their knowledge and commitment to Judaism, participate in contemporary issues, and support Jewish ideals worldwide.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies made history when it opened the first independent rabbinical school on the West Coast. While we take pride in being history-makers and serving as pioneers in the Conservative Jewish community, we are much more than innovators and pacesetters. First and foremost, we are a full-fledged five-year rabbinical school that values rigorous scholarship, embraces the splendors of spirituality, and provides our students with vast opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually.