Masorti on Campus

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Masorti On Campus
MoC Logo.jpg
Founded July 2013 (July 2013) at JTS/Columbia University[1]
Founders Eric Leiderman and Douglas Kandl
Area served
North America
Website masorticampus.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 through a range of forums to share ideas for building and strengthening progressive Jewish communities.

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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]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". 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) "Archived copy". 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. ^ http://www.rutgershillel.org/masorti-on-campus-shabbaton-by-alex-hamilton-16/