MERCAZ USA, the Zionist arm of the Conservative movement, won 25 seats in the recent American Zionist Movement Zionist Congress elections, making its delegation the second largest from the United States. We want to thank all of our supporters, voters and activists for bringing about this impressive achievement.
Though the number of delegates dropped from the 33 MERCAZ had in the last Congress, we faced many new challenges this year, includ-ing new competitors and exorbitant amounts of money spent by other parties. Thus, we view these results with great satisfaction. We are also watching MERCAZ chapters around the world holding their own local elections and agreements.
Now as we prepare for the start of the 37th World Zionist Congress, which will take place in mid-October, we look forward to building a coalition with other Zionist parties from Israel and the Diaspora whose ideological platforms are a good ?t with ours to promote the values of Conservative Judaism within the World Zionist Organization and to represent in the best way possible Conservative/Masorti Jews around the world in the coming ?ve years.