New Training Offered for Israel Advocacy

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“We’re in an information war, but it’s an information war we can win,” says Gary Acheatel, founder and president of Advocates for Israel. In response, MERCAZ, the Conservative movement’s Israel advocacy arm (, is training a core group of advocates to mobilize their synagogue communities at special Israel training seminars. So far two seminars have been held, in Chicago and Los Angeles. MERCAZ partnered with both the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Zionist Organization to produce the training seminars, at which representatives from dozens of Conservative synagogues across America participated. As participants follow up with organized activities in their home communities, the MERCAZ advocacy initiative will reach hundreds of thousands of Conservative synagogue members.

To learn more about future seminars, contact MERCAZ USA at 212-533-2061 or