Find our official statements, videos, prayers and content related to the conflict against terrorist organization Hamas that have erupted in Israel in October 2023.


On 7 October 2023, terrorists led by Hamas launched a large-scale invasion and offensive against Israel from the Gaza Strip. They broke through the Gaza–Israel barrier and forced their way through Gaza border crossings, entering nearby Israeli settlements and military installations.


On the Way to a New Israel?

Masorti and MERCAZ Olami Executive Director Rabbi Mauricio Balter shares 10 points of change that he believes will influence the construction of a different State of Israel.

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Special Briefing: The Rise in Antisemitism

New special briefing to discuss how the rise of antisemitism impacts our Masorti/Conservative communities around the globe. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, JTS Chancellor (New York, USA), Rabbi Fabián Skornik (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (London, UK), and Rabbi Gesa Ederberg (Berlin, Germany) talked about what is happening in their communities and countries.

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Message from Rabbi Mauricio Balter about the Masorti Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel

A special message from Masorti and MERCAZ Olami Executive Director about the Mission and the importance of having the Global Masorti/Conservative Leadership in Israel during these challenging times. 

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Masorti Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel • Special Report

Masorti/Conservative global leadership gathered in Israel to show support and strengthen the State of Israel and its People. Participants saw firsthand the results of the attack by the terrorist group Hamas, spoke with survivors and families of hostages, and met with top officials, including President Isaac Herzog.

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Solidarity Shabbat

Members of Masorti/Conservative kehillot, schools, camps, youth programs, Jewish centers, and communities across the globe gathered in solidarity to mark the 3rd Shabbat since the attacks of October 7th.

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Special Emergency Briefing With Journalist Tal Schneider

Diplomatic and political correspondent for The Times of Israel, the award-winning Israeli journalist spoke about the diplomatic aspects of the current war against the terrorist group Hamas.

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Prayer for the Welfare and the Return of Israel’s Captured and Missing from Among our Sisters and Brothers

A prayer from Masorti Movement in Israel and Rabbinical Assembly in Israel in English, French, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Prayer Service for The State of Israel

A worldwide prayer service for the safety of the captives, the healing of the wounded, the memory of the murdered and the safety and security of IDF soldiers, security and rescue forces and all citizens of Israel took place in Jerusalem on Thursday, October 12.

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Support Masorti's Emergency War Campaign

In wake of the unprecedented attack by Hamas terrorists and the ensuing war, Masorti has targeted four areas of action.

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Latest Statements From Our Leadership

Click here to read the statements from Margo Gold, President of Masorti Olami; Rabbi Alan Silverstein and Emily Levi Shochat, Co-presidents of MERCAZ Olami; and a drasha from Rabbi Mauricio Balter, Executive Director of Masorti and MERCAZ Olami.

Special Emergency Leadership Briefing with IDF Major General (res.) Noam Tibon

Major Tibon talked to Masorti/Conservative world and helped us better understand the current situation in Israel and the IDF's next steps.

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Prayer for Simchat Torah War

A prayer for Simchat Torah War from Masorti Movement in Israel and Rabbinical Assembly in Israel in English, French, German, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian.

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Masorti and MERCAZ Olami Statement

"Masorti and MERCAZ Olami deeply condemn the heinous attacks and acts of violence by Hamas that have erupted in Israel, and unequivocally stand in solidarity with our Country and its need for self-defense and for restoring security to the Israeli population."

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