Shavuah Tov, Chevreh,
Much has happened, even since our conversation last Sunday morning. Below, please find an important (and upsetting) article by Rabbi Andy Sacks, director of Religious Affairs for the Masorti movement. And we have a lead that might help us plan some events to raise both awareness and funds for the Masorti Foundation. Rom Rosenblum has agreed, along with others who are coming forward to support the effort, to lead our efforts to advocate for pluralism in Israel through strengthening the Masorti Movement. Jeff and I had a meeting with Rom this past Friday, and are committed to supporting this effort every way we can.
A grant has been announced, through the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, for local communities to do innovative Israel programming. It will take some quick/skilled work to get this grant written and submitted. It will hopefully empower us to make progress towards local Masorti organizing. If you can help out in this effort, please be in touch with Rom directly at Rom.Rosenblum@vitecgroup.com.