The MERCAZ-Canada Mission

MERCAZ-Canada and Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism work in cooperation to foster and strengthen Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel, based on the ideals of tradition and tolerance, study and spirituality, and social action and love of Israel. Affiliated with MERCAZ Olami, MERCAZ-CANADA is the Zionist voice of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Canada.

MERCAZ-Canada Mission Statement
MERCAZ-Canada provides educational programming (lectures and seminars) about the Masorti/Conservative Movement in Israel and dissemination of news and information about the Masorti/Conservative Movement in Israel and the world, and represents the interests of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in the World Zionist Organization (WZO), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF).

Our objectives are:

  • To promote and support education and programs about Israeli Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Canada
  • To foster the development of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel
  • To reaffirm commitment to pluralism in Jewish religious life, ensuring Masorti/Conservative Jews feel free to practice Judaism equally with other denominations.
  • Providing support through scholarships to youth and young adults for Masorti/Conservative educational trips to Israel.