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Masorti On Campus
FoundedJuly 2013 (July 2013) at JTS/Columbia University[1]
FoundersEric Leiderman and Douglas Kandl
Area served
North America
Websitemasorticampus.org

Masorti on Campus (MoC) is a student organization for Conservative Judaism (also known as "Masorti") on North American college and university campuses, working with Hillel and other Jewish campus life organizations.[2] MoC connects students and Jewish professionals from different campuses to share ideas for building and strengthening progressive Jewish communities.

History

Masorti on Campus was launched in July 2013 by Eric Leiderman and Douglas Kandl in response to the closing of Koach by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.[3] Gaining the support of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), MoC began its campaign to create a network for existing campus communities. In February 2014, the Seminary, along with Columbia University, hosted a student leadership conference.[4] In order to further connect students and build new communities Masorti on Campus announced a second conference with an expanded reach; speakers included the President of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.[5] One of the first campus communities to join was Rutgers University.[6]

List of Shabbatonim

Masorti on Campus signature program is an international student leadership conference.[7]

Year Host Campus Location
2014 Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) New York City
2015 University of Maryland, College Park[8] College Park, Maryland
2016 Hofstra University[9] Hempstead, New York
2017 Rutgers University[10] New Brunswick, New Jersey
2018 University of Pennsylvania[11] Philadelphia
2019 Columbia University New York City
2020 Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Jewish Theological Seminary - JTS to Host Masorti on Campus Student-Leadership Shabbaton". Archived from the original on 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  2. ^ Jewish Standard, "Resurrecting Koach?" http://jstandard.com/content/item/resurrecting_koach
  3. ^ Jewish Standard, "Koach Closes" http://jstandard.com/content/item/27746
  4. ^ Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), Press Release (January 28, 2014) "The Jewish Theological Seminary - JTS to Host Masorti on Campus Student-Leadership Shabbaton". Archived from the original on 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  5. ^ "Masorti campus Shabbaton has sign-ups." Cleveland Jewish News. December 1, 2014 http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/national_news/article_413014c4-799c-11e4-a909-ebee17d9dfe1.html
  6. ^ "Masorti on Campus Shabbaton by Alex Hamilton '17 | Rutgers Hillel". 8 April 2014.
  7. ^ Goldrich, Lois. "Leaving institutional egos behind". jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  8. ^ "Masorti Shabbaton connects Jewish campus leaders". Mitzpeh. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  9. ^ Palmer, Joanne. "Being a Conservative Jew on campus". jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  10. ^ Goldrich, Lois. "Rutgers to host Masorti on Campus Shabbaton". jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  11. ^ Kurl, Rachel (2018-02-21). "Shabbaton at Penn Draws National Participation". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 2020-07-02.