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Reform Movement Wins World Zionist Congress Election By Significant Margin

Posted June 5, 2015

<b>Reform Movement Wins World Zionist Congress Election By Significant Margin</b>

The Reform Jewish Movement was the clear winner in the critical World Zionist Congress election, according to results released today.

The ARZA slate, representing the Reform Movement and including Central Synagogue Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, secured 56 seats out of a possible 145, winning nearly 40 percent of the votes cast in the United States – more than the amount of the next two slates combined.

The World Zionist Congress, the democratic body of the Jewish people worldwide, will meet this fall for the first time since 2010. It determines how agencies within Israel allocate hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for religious services and civil society projects.

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This blog post originally appeared on the Reform Judaism blog, RJ.org.