Masorti Movement

Masorti Movement Growing In Europe

Gillian Caplan, the new head of the worldwide Conservative movement, says it offers the Judaism people are looking for.

12/31/2013
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Gillian Caplin, the newly elected president of the worldwide Conservative or Masorti movement, lives in North West London. She is a former chairperson of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, during which she was instrumental in the creation and development of Masorti Europe, the regional body that fosters the development of Masorti communities across Europe. A former television producer, she is married and the mother of two. The Jewish Week caught up with her late last month when she was in New York. This is an edited transcript.

Gillian Caplin: Conservative “is the kind of Judaism people all over the world are looking for.”

Masorti's FIght For Religious Pluralism

A lawyer and colonel, Yizhar Hess is head of the Conservative movement in Israel.

11/12/2013
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Yizhar Hess  has been executive director and CEO of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Israel since 2007 and is known as one of the Israel’s leading voices promoting Jewish pluralism.

Yizhar Hess: Orthodox monopoly is a deterrent to many Israelis’ embrace of Judaism.

Seeing Red Over Wine Heksher

10/09/2013
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It’s David and Goliath in the Holy Land, again, but this time the giant is the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and the weapon wielded by the little guy is a bottle of dry red.

Rajum Winery offers desert-grown grapes and kosher supervision from outside the Rabbinate. Photo courtesy Rajum Winery

Seeing Red Over Wine Heksher

10/09/2013
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It’s David and Goliath in the Holy Land, again, but this time the giant is the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and the weapon wielded by the little guy is a bottle of dry red.

Rajum Winery offers desert-grown grapes and kosher supervision from outside the Rabbinate. Photo courtesy Rajum Winery

Rabbinate Vs. Movement

Masorti's kashrut invalid, warns Israel's Chief Rabbinate.

10/07/2013
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The Israeli Chief Rabbinate issued an official warning that the Masorti Movement’s kosher certification is invalid and illegal after a boutique winery in the desert town of Miztpe Ramon decided to seek certification from the pluralistic movement affiliated with Conservative Judaism, according to Haaretz.

Wine certified kosher by the Masorti Movement doesn't go with challah, says the Rabbinate. Fotolia
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