Vote Reform: ARZA representing the Reform Movement and Reconstructing Judaism
Every five years, the Reform Jewish community worldwide conducts elections to the World Zionist Organization (WZO). The WZO is the parliament of the Jewish people and a representative body in Israel which determines the allocation of funds by the Jewish Agency for Israel. Strength in this parliament translates into influence – and funding -- on issues affecting Jews in Israel and worldwide.
The elections are our chance to have the Reform Movement’s voice and priorities heard in Israel. It’s a powerful way to combat the discrimination the Reform Movement faces from the Israeli government, and to influence Israeli society as we continue our efforts towards equality, pluralism and tolerance. The more votes we get, the more we are able to provide significant funds for our movement, and build our political power. It is important for Beth Am to be a leader in our movement and build a future for Israel that the next generation will be proud of.
Voting takes place online starting January 21, 2020 to March 11, 2020 and will take less than 90 seconds to participate. Anyone 18 years and older who identifies as Jewish is eligible to vote, and it is critical that we get everyone at Beth Am to vote. To register, visit azm.org/elections starting January 21, 2020.
Learn more about the elections and register to receive updates on voting information at azm.org/elections.
Beth Am needs volunteers in our congregational “get out the vote” effort. If you are interested, please contact WZOElections2020@betham.org.