Did you know that as an American Jew who supports Israel, you can take just a few minutes between now and March 11, to make a difference for Israel's future by voting in elections for the World Zionist Congress? Any Jewish person age 18 and up who affirms a general set of Zionist principles can vote and help to select 152 American delegates to this global Jewish forum that meets in Jerusalem every five years.
It's the most important Jewish election you've probably never heard of.
This organizational election helps determine the future of Israel's culture by guiding the directions of key institutions responsible for allocating nearly $1 Billion annually to support Israel and World Jewry. Yet only about 1% of American Jews voted in the last one.
Using this link: https://azm.org/elections you can vote (there is a $7.50 processing fee, $5 for age 25 and under). You will select one of 12 slates described on the page. I encourage you to follow the links and see which slate appeals to you, which is obviously your choice. Many in our community may be interested in learning about these slates and their visions for Israel:
You can read about all of the 12 slates from the main page and look up their websites for more information. Learn about the diversity of the Jewish movements and decide which vision you affirm. Then take just a few minutes of your time to vote and support that vision and those organizations you believe in.
"When you vote, you will be able to choose from over a dozen slates representing diverse political beliefs, religious denominations and cultural traditions. Those elected from the United States will join delegates from Israel and around the world at the 38th World Zionist Congress in October 2020, the international “parliament of the Jewish people”, to make decisions regarding key institutions which allocate nearly $1 Billion annually to support Israel and World Jewry (including the World Zionist Organization, Keren Kayemet LeYisrael – Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Agency for Israel)."
A short video below tells you more.
Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan shares her thoughts (and some original photos) and invites your comments.