Archives for November 2012

AZM Biennial Assembly Rescheduled To December 17th


Join AZM on December 17, 2012, as we review our achievements and plan for the next two years. We will bid farewell to our outgoing officers and elect a new officers and a new administration.

The date and location are set, and we are now hard at work developing the program for the AZM December 17th Biennial Assembly and dinner.  The meeting and business sessions will be at UJA-Federation, 130 East 59th Street.  Registration will open at 1:30 PM and the program will begin at 2:00 PM.  Immediately following the meetings, around 5:30 PM, we will move directly across the street to The Lighthouse Conference Center for a festive dinner, including musical entertainment, honoring our outgoing president, Bill Hess.

The cost of full registration remains at $180, which includes: the meeting, the festive dinner, and a  name listing in the journal honoring Bill (a $75 value).  The meeting-only price is $36; the dinner-only price is $125. Tickets already purchased for the dinner, will of course, be honored.

The program will review many of the major issues facing the Jewish people and the Zionist movement today, including a diplomatic briefing, a preview to the forthcoming Israeli elections, an interactive look at some of the faces of Zionism today, modern day anti-Semitism and its relationship to BDS We will conclude with an response from the WZO as to how today’s Zionist movement is addressing these issues.  Of course, we will also have a business session, including the election of our new officers.

We urge each of you to plan to join us for the entire day. It is a way of showing your solidarity with Israel and her people still reeling from the recent onslaught of rockets in the south. It is also a unique opportunity to get information to use in your home communities to help defend and build the Jewish state. Lastly,  you will be inspired by the relevance of the renewed and growing Zionist Movement through the World Zionist Organization.

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AZM and WZO to Host Exclusive Space at General Assembly

On Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13, the American Zionist Movement and the World Zionist Organization will join Jewish organizations from across North America at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, held this year in Baltimore, Maryland. For the first time, WZO, together with AZM, will be hosting a major area in the exhibit hall.

The General Assembly serves as a marketplace of ideas and trends in the Jewish community, and so it is fitting that WZO chose to highlight Zionism as its main theme. WZO and AZM’s exclusive space will feature three unique ways to engage with Zionist ideas. Visitors are invited to drop by and listen to Israeli music, read the Israeli press, play a game of Sheshbesh or Hebrew Bananagrams, and have a slice of Hebrew with their coffee. “Touching Israel” is an interactive smart wall that will allow users to learn more about the history of Zionism and its relevance today. And, as an innovative way to explore these ideas in more detail, comedian Joel Chasnoff will perform stand up as a part of a facilitated discussion about Zionist identities.

AZM’s unique addition to the 2012 “Tribefest” program, QUIZRAEL, a trivia bonanza about Israel, global Jewish communities, and the impact of the Israel Action Network and the Federation movement overseas, will be reintroduced as a special event on Sunday evening at 8:00 PM. There will be prizes, giveaways and lots of fun.

We invite you to join us for all of this and more. Every year, the GA proves to be the premier event for Jewish organizations. WZO and AZM look forward to being a part of it and to connecting with the Jewish community.