Vote Reform: World Zionist Congress Elections

There’s an easy way to support the Reform Movement in Israel—vote in the elections for the World Zionist Congress (WZC)!

Did you know that the Israeli government allows publicly funded gender segregation?

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Your vote is the only democratic opportunity you have to influence Israeli society.

VOTE NOW! JAN 21 – MAR 11

Voting has officially been updated! There will no longer be 2 pins. There is only be 1 voting pin. It is still incredibly secure and it is using Rechaptca technology on the back end to verify if it is a robot. Please see attachment for the NEW UPDATED STEP BY STEP. For the record we’ve tried it with a number of people so far and it really took less than 90 seconds. So let’s ramp it up!

To let us know you’re voting, please enter your contact information below.

After submitting the form, you will receive an email with the voting instructions, including how to pay the small processing fee of $7.50 for election security and costs. In addition, when you click submit, you will be automatically redirected to a page with the same information. (This is in case you need to take a break and come back later.) All voting can be done on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

If you have any questions, please email israelcommittee@crsnyc.org.

What is the WZC? The WZC represents world Jewry. Every 5 years the Congress meets in Jerusalem, where delegates exert ideological influence in Israeli society and allocate resources to various organizations—including the Reform Movement in Israel.

The US sends 145 delegates to the WZC—the largest delegation besides Israel. Thanks to a robust turnout in 2015, the Reform Movement sent 56 delegates to the Congress, securing $4 million/year for the Israeli Reform Movement. By comparison, the Israeli government annually provides nearly $1.1 billion to Orthodox and Haredi institutions in Israel.
A strong election turnout from us, American Reform Jews, will ensure that resources will continue to flow to our Israeli Reform Movement. The more American Jews who vote the Reform slate in the upcoming election, the higher the number of Reform delegates participate in the Congress.

Who is eligible to vote? To vote in the WZC Elections you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older,
  • self-identify as Jewish,
  • agree to the Jerusalem Program (learn more), and
  • agree to pay a small processing fee.

Why do I have to pay to vote? The minimal fee covers the cost of the elections. It is not a charitable donation and does not support any one organization.

I’ve got questions. How can I get answers? Email the Israel Committee at israelcommittee@crsnyc.org.