Conservative Judaism’s Affiliates in Israel

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center for Conservative Judaism  http://www.uscj.org.il/
Conservative and Masorti Jews from all over the world visit the United Synagogue Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center in Jerusalem for study, guidance, fellowship, hospitality, the Israel experience.

Centrally located at King George and Agron Streets in picturesque Rehavia, the Fuchsberg Center is Conservative Judaism’s Home in Israel.

  • Stay at the Agron Guest House http://www.uscj.org.il/visit/agron-guest-house/
  • Pray in the Center’s Synagogue
  • Study in the Center’s Conservative Yeshiva http://www.uscj.org.il/learn/conservative-yeshiva/
  • Volunteer at the Center’s Gemilut Hesed Project http://www.uscj.org.il/visit/gemilut-hesed-project/, which connects United Synagogue members visiting Israel with a choice of meaningful volunteer opportunities based on individual interests and time availability, including assisting seniors, serving meals in soup kitchens, preparing and delivering care packages to soldiers
  • Plan your trip with the Center’s assistance http://www.uscj.org.il/visit/trip-planners/

Schechter Institutes http://www.schechter.edu/
The Jerusalem Campus is home to:
Schechter Rabbinical Seminary
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies offering M.A. degree
TALI Education Fund providing a pluralistic Jewish Studies program to tens of thousands of schoolchildren in over 200 public schools and pre-schoolsthroughout Israel (more than 10% of all secular public schools in Israel)
Midreshet Yerushalayim sponsoring Jewish education in the Ukraine, Hungary, and Israel for the Russian-speaking Jewish populations and veteran Israelis looking to enrich their Jewish knowledge. Kol Emeth members, Paul and Sheri Robbins, are members of the Schechter Board of Directors.
The Tel Aviv Campus houses
Neve Schechter-Legacy Heritage Center for Jewish Culture in Tel Aviv’s Neve Zedek neighborhood serves the Masorti Kehillah there and provides Jewish educational programming and cultural activities as a magnet for thousands of Tel Aviv area residents.

Shalom Hartman Institute of Israel www.hartman.org.il/
In the same spirit of Rabbi Booth’s Engaging Israel course, an initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) of North America, the SHI’s think-tank KOGOD Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought and its Center for Israeli-Jewish Identity in Jerusalem are dedicated to elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.

SHI and Hebrew College offer Jewish Studies programs, conferences, and a new initiative, Hevruta, a unique pluralistic gap-year program in Israel for 20 North American and 20 Israeli high school graduates designed to cultivate a new generation of leadership built on a new narrative of Israel-World Jewry relations.

Hod v’hadar, a Masorti Synagogue http://www.hodvehadar.org/eng/
This Masorti synagogue in Kfar Saba, just northeast of Tel Aviv, has 210 members, who will welcome you warmly to Friday night and Saturday morning services. Rabbi Booth, Rabbi Serena Eisenberg, Hillel Stanford Director, Martha Amram, and Sharon Smith Lenox have all enjoyed their hospitality.

United Synagogue’s Israel Internet Resource Guide http://www.uscj.org/Objects/Documents/israel_commission_resource_list.pdf
Produced by the USCJ Israel Commission & the Department for Zionist Activities, World Zionist Organization, and compiled in Jerusalem, this comprehensive guide has all the important timely information you need about Israel, Zionist, and United Synagogue affiliates in Israel, including links to countless organizations, from the Jewish Agency and Israeli government offices to newspapers and media monitors, Israel advocacy and lobby groups, independent organizations, and well-known think tanks such as the Stephen Roth Institute of Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University, the International Institute of Counter Terrorism, and Peres Center for Peace.

Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community