Updates from MAROM AMLAT
Updates from MAROM AMLAT
The huge challenge of MAROM in Latin America is to provide a Jewish, Masorti, Zionist and young alternative, on one side to the apathy that pervades some of the youth and the other to the frameworks targeted by Jewish Orthodoxy in the continent.
This challenge is especially significant because it is a pluralistic continent, with diverse social, economic and political realities, giving rise to a diversity of approaches to Jewish identity and Jewish life.
Committed to this challenge, the members of the board of MAROM Amlat aim to develop a network set, to enable learning and mutual enrichment of the experiences of others and develop joint projects to strengthen their leadership and their critical role in communitarian scene.
Starting from a work meeting held in November in Santiago, Chile, MAROM representatives in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay agreed to intensify their efforts in specific areas.
1. They pledged to develop and form the basis of a training program that will work on clarification, advocacy and branding Israel and the Middle East, understanding that the current situation in Latin America's political and economic interests related to Iran aggravate the pre-existing lack of balance on Israel issues. In that sense, the program aims to develop not only knowledge but also the methodologies of expression that the new media reality requires.
2. They pledged to increase the participation in existing programs in Israel and develop new and exciting options through Lech Lecha, understanding the deep impact that Masorti Jewish experience in Israel leaves in the future of the new generation of youth.
3. They are also committed to the development of incentive programs Masorti Jewish experience and the development of the study "Le Shma" (by itself), through programs such as the Batei Midrash in Uruguay and Chile, Rabbis Chuguei Bait in Brazil and the new experience of discussions at Café Atara in Argentina.
4. Above all, the commitment of MAROM Amlat over the next years will be the development of its own network and expanding its action frameworks to new communities.
I firmly believe that with originality, creativity and drive, MAROM youth have the potential to transform the Jewish reality on the continent and set an example of commitment and self-management for Masorti Judaism throughout the World.
Masorti-MAROM AMLAT Shaliach