Rabbi Leor Sinai of New York City is one of 145 American Jewish representatives who are traveling to Israel to attend the quadrennial World Zionist Congress.
A member of Darkhei Noam, Leor has been elected a delegate on behalf of MERCAZ USA, the Zionist organization of the Conservative movement.
The 36th World Zionist Congress, set for mid-June, comes 113 years after Theodore Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement, gathered about 200 Jewish leaders from around the world in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss the condition of the Jewish People. The delegates at the meeting decided to create the World Zionist Organization, which led the campaign that culminated in the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
His selection on the MERCAZ USA slate comes in recognition of his volunteer service in the community.
MERCAZ USA is the Zionist organization of the Conservative movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry within the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Zionist Movement and the Jewish National Fund. Founded more than 30 years ago, MERCAZ’s mission is to support religious pluralism in Israel and strengthen the connection between Israel and the Diaspora. For more information, go to www.mercazusa.org.