Adar 5776/February 2016
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New MERCAZ Olami President

February 23, 2016 - Tel Aviv, Israel
MERCAZ Olami proudly announces 
Rabbi Dr. Alan Silverstein, Congregation Agudath Israel (Caldwell, New Jersey) as its newly elected President. Rabbi Alan shared his vision of collaboration and creativity and the critical need to redefine the relevance and centrality of Zionism. As former President of the Rabbinical Assembly, Chair of Masorti Foundation and President of Masorti Olami, Rabbi Alan has a unique and balanced vantage point to reinvigorate our Movement through 2020.

In addition, MERCAZ Olami Executive Director Rabbi Tzvi Graetz convened a moving Hazkarah Memorial Service for dearly departed MERCAZ Olami President Dr. Stephen Wolnek Z"L. The captivated audience included luminaries such as Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharansky as well as representatives from the entire Zionist movement and delegates from the Orthodox and Reform Movements. 

Rabbi Dr. Alan Silverstein and Rabbi Tzvi Graetz with Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency.

Please join us in wishing Mazal Tov to Rabbi Alan and our new MERCAZ Olami Officers:
MERCAZ Olami Executive Board (June 2016-2020)
Vice Presidents
Rabbi Dr. Alan Silverstein  
Rabbi Philip Scheim
Emily Levy-Shochat
Rabbi Ari Sigal (Latin America)
Marion Mayman (Canada)
Terri Davis (Israel)
Gillian Caplin (Europe)
John Furstenberg (Australasia)
Leandro Galanternik (Marom Olami)
Sophie Fellman Rafalovitz (NOAM Olami)