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

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.


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?"
  3. ^ Jewish Standard, "Koach Closes"
  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
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