As the new year approaches, we, as Co-Chairs of Masorti Judaism, want to take the opportunity to look forward and consider our new but slightly different future. Whilst being mindful of the challenges we have faced and the sadness we have felt, we also want to take with us the positives that Masorti Judaism and all the communities have learnt from the pandemic.
With this in mind, the Trustee Board and the professional team have been developing a new strategic plan, which will help us to face the new realities. The purpose of Masorti Judaism will remain the same – to develop flourishing communities, rooted in traditional practice and modern values, where people can find meaning by connecting to Judaism and to each other. The main themes will be leadership development, Noam and young adults, and continued support of our member communities. We also enter the new year with a real determination to ensure that Masorti Judaism is properly understood by our members and the wider community.
We want to thank everyone in the movement who has worked tirelessly over the past year to navigate through troubled waters to a gentler place full of potential, possibility and opportunity. We hope that the new year will be the start of an uplifting and rewarding era.
Shana Tova Umetuka
Click here to read the Rosh Hashana message from Senior Masorti Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.