בס"ד ח' כסלו התשע"ז
08/12/2016

About Us

The World Zionist Organization's Center for Religious Affairs in the Diaspora has set two main objectives for itself:

 

A. Nurturing the attachment to Jewish heritage and strengthening the connection to the Jewish People as well as to Israel.

 

B. Reaching out to and nurturing the relationship small Jewish communities across the globe.

 

In order to attain these objectives, the Center carries out extensive activity among rabbis and leaders of Jewish communities with the aid of the religious emissaries deployed in the different countries, as well as that of the Center for Religious Affairs in the Diaspora's Ben Ami emissaries, through religious programs and services from the State of Israel. The Center also encourages and nurtures the new generation of Orthodox rabbis, setting up schools for Jewish studies and holding seminars for rabbis on current affairs. The Center initiates and promotes the establishment of Batey Midrash for women in the Diaspora, and runs the Ben Ami project for religious guidance in small Jewish communities in the Diaspora, as befits this era of changes. It strengthens the connection between rabbis and communal or spiritual leaders, and the State of Israel and its Chief Rabbinate, in the hope that the latter two serve as a source of spiritual and national inspiration for the rabbis and leaders, as well as a global center of Halakhic ruling.

 

The Center for Religious Affairs in the Diaspora attributes great importance to the positions and roles of community presidents and heads of Jewish organizations in light of the tremendous impact they have on shaping the Jewish character of their communities. The Center therefore promotes the increased involvement of community leaders in their congregations' spiritual lives, and more profound understanding between rabbis and presidents or other community leaders. It is the Center's main aim to bring Jews closer to Torah and Zion.

 

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