The Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel’s overall goal is to promote and strengthen a religious, communal and spiritual Jewish approach, combining faithfulness to Judaism, Zionism and Democracy, which will play a leading role in Israeli society, contributing to Klal Yisrael.
The Masorti kehillot (congregations) are the principal vehicle of the Masorti Movement for achieving this goal. Proudly flying the flag of pluralistic and inclusive Judaism in some fifty centers throughout the country, the members, services and activities of the kehillot bring the message of Masorti Judaism to the wider community in which they are located.
Masorti kehillot uniquely present traditional Jewish values in programs that transcend Shabbat and holiday services. Unlike most Israeli synagogues, Masorti congregations offer a broad range of social and educational programs with Jewish content for members and the wider community, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Programming includes lectures, study groups, family education and holiday celebrations. Masorti Rabbis, together with the Movement’s Religious Affairs Bureau, provide for life-cycle events, such as circumcisions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and burials.
View map with locations of Masorti congregations in Israel.
For details about specific congregations, including addresses:
Our kehillot range from fully-fledged communities with their own synagogue building, regular services, weekly study programs and other communal activities, to small havurot that meet in private homes or public bomb shelters. The Movement places great importance on the development of existing and new kehillot.
When you are in Israel, the Masorti Movement invites you to contact a kehillah near to where you are staying. You will be warmly embraced by our kehillah! Use the listings in the left-hand sidebar to locate congregations according to region, or print out the attached pdf file, with a list of all our kehillot.
To help you learn more about aliyah to Israel and how Masorti congregations support new olim, take a look at this video, produced by the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Address: P.O. Box 7559, 91074 Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Telephone: +972 (2) 624 6510 ext 27
Fax: +972 (2) 624 6869
This program is supported by grants from the Jewish Agency for Israel, the UJA-Federation of New York, the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey and the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.