MERCAZ USA Welcomes New American Zionist Movement (AZM) Leadership and New Member Organizations

On June 22. the American Zionist Movement (AZM) elected a new slate of officers, one that reflects the American Zionist community in this country, spanning the religious and political spectrum. We are hopeful that this new leadership can heal some of the rifts that have been created over the last few years:

  • President, Deborah Isaac, AMIT Children, NY
  • Chair of the National Board, Michael Laufer, ARZA, NY
  • VP for Programming, Nomi Colton-Max, Ameinu, NJ
  • VP for Inter-Organizational Relations, Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah, NY
  • VP for WZO Relations, Mindy Stein, Emunah of America, NJ
  • VP for Financial Resource Development, Martin Oliner, RZA-Mizrachi, NY
  • VP for Governance & Operations, Naomi Yadin-Mendick, MERCAZ USA, MD
  • Treasurer, Susan Longo, ARZA, IL
  • Secretary, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, ZOA, PA

Mazal tov to Naomi Yadin-Mendick,of MERCAZ USA!

Todah Rabba to Richard Helfand, who represented MERCAZ USA on the nominating committee!

In addition, 6 new organizations were admitted to the AZM:

  • A Wider Bridge
  • Coordinating Council for the Jewish Homeland
  • Dorshei Torah V’Tzion
  • Maccabi USA
  • Shas Olami America
  • Volunteers for Israel

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