Sunday, January 25, 2015

WZO Elections

Want do to more to help progressive causes in Israel. Well now is your chance. From January 15 until April 30, you can go online, pay $10 to register and cast a vote for a delegation that will represent the Jews of America at the WZO (World Zionist Organization) international convention in Jerusalem in the fall of 2015.
This is an important convention because it will choose officers, set budgets and policies for several major Israeli and international bodies that spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on education, social services, urban renewal, and in some cases, the settlements. So in the words of J.J. Goldberg, "It's sort of a big deal." What's at Stake in the WZO Elections
I have already voted, and I encourage you to do so as well. You can go through the ARZA link , and when you do, I encourage you to pick the ARZA slate. 
We at HSC are a proud supporter of ARZA, whose stated purpose is to, "create an Israel that is both Jewish and democratic. A free society committed to equality of religion, gender, race and ethnicity, as outlined in Israel's declaration of independence." 
I encourage you to take a few moments out of your day and vote. It is well worth your time.