Masorti on Campus

Masorti On Campus
Founded July 2013 (July 2013) at JTS/Columbia University[1]
Founders Eric Leiderman and Douglas Kandl
Area served
North America
Slogan Engaging the Future of Judaism

Masorti on Campus (MoC) is the grassroots student organization for Traditional-Egalitarian, Conservative Judaism (also known as "Masorti") on North American college and university campuses; working with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life 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 as a direct grassroots 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 the grassroots effort was Rutgers University.[6]

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