The World Zionist Congress Election is here, and we need every single Reform Jew to vote for the Reform slate! Voting is open now until March 11, 2020. Click here to vote: zionistelection.org.
The World Zionist Congress is a representative body of the world’s Jewish people. Established by Theodor Herzl in 1897, the Zionist Congress (as it was originally known) was the legislative body of the World Zionist Organization, a non-governmental entity that promotes Zionism. Today, the two bodies are known respectively as the WZC and the WZO.
The WZC, also known as the Parliament of the Jewish People, comprises 500 delegates and meets in Jerusalem every five years. It enables delegates to exert ideological influence on both Israeli society and the global Jewish agenda, as well as allocate financial and other resources to various organizations – including the Reform Movement – in Israel.
The 38th World Zionist Congress is scheduled to meet in Jerusalem from October 20-23, 2020; and the elections will determine the size of the various delegations to the Congress.
Watch the video with Rabbi David Saperstein, President of the World Union, for more information and to know how to vote: