Through March 11, 2020
“Vote Reform” in the World Zionist Congress (WZC) Elections. When you go to the American Zionist Movement website, scroll down to watch an informative video about how to vote. You must be a Jewish U.S. resident at least 18 years old. The process of voting includes filling in an online registration form, paying a small registration processing fee and then casting your vote, “Vote Reform: ARZA Representing the Reform Movement and Reconstructing Judaism.“ Before you vote, you can click on Vote Reform to see the platform and slate of representatives that reflect our Reform Jewish Values.
1. Go to: www.ZionistElections.org. and click on the " register and vote" button.
2. Fill out all the required information and click submit.
3. The form will appear and ask for a verification number. Get the number in your email or by text message. Enter the verification number and hit submit.
4. The payment page will appear. Pay the $7.50 fee. Submit the receipt to Beth Emet to get a credit. Email a copy to Bekki Kaplan.
5. Ready to vote. You will be asked to submit your email address and a Voting Pin Code. Retrieve it again by text message or email. Enter the needed info and click submit.
6. A list of slates will appear. The Reform slate is listed second. Choose it and click submit and then click Vote.
You will get confirmation emails. First, it will be to show you paid the fee and another showing you have voted.
Currently, the United States has 145 delegates in the World Zionist Organization (WZO), the largest single delegation outside of Israel. Thanks to a robust turnout in 2015, 56 of the 145 delegates now represent the Reform Movement and as a result, more than $4 million a year ($20 million over five years) has been directed to the Israeli Reform Movement. A strong election turnout among America’s Reform Jews will ensure that financial resources will continue to go to our Israeli movement. It will also allow us to fill leadership positions in some of Israel’s national institutions.
To do this, electing the Reform slate is essential. Voting is one way we can all participate and help shape Israeli policies in ways that we support. Visit the ARZA website for more details about the WZO and WZC elections.
For questions, contact Ted Goldsmith or David Kessler, Captains of Beth Emet’s WZC Elections Campaign