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PROGRAM REPORT 2020 Click in the images below for videos and more information US Election for the 38th World Zionist Congress January 21 March 11 The election for US representatives to the World Zionist Congress WZC the international parliament of the Jewish people was facilitated by AZM 123 575 American Jews cast ballots from all 50 states DC and US territories This represented a 115 increase more than double from the turnout of the prior WZC election in the US in 2015 and was the highest number of votes since an open Zionist election began for the entire American Jewish community 30 years ago There were a record 15 slates comprised of 1 800 delegate candidates which competed for the 152 American elected seats at the WZC

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Purim Connection March Adar AZM s annual campaign to send mishloah manot holiday baskets to support people in need in Israel Celebrate Democracy III Israeli Election Watch Party March 2 The American Zionist Movement hosted Celebrate Democracy III with i24newsTV broadcasting live from the AZM booth located at the entrance of The Village at AIPAC Policy Conference 2020 Theodor Herzl Coming Home Staying Home April 14 Webinar with David Matlow owner of the world s largest private collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia and past Chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto 2

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Yom HaShoah 2020 Israel s Yad Vashem Memorial Siren April 20 Jews from all over the globe unified as one people to hear Israel s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial siren witness the Yom HaShoah candle lighting in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the holocaust say Kaddish and hear a Survivor s testimony in English all while at home Hebrew Roots Jewish Routes A Tribal Language in a Global World April 26 Conversation with author Dr Jeremy Benstein Yom HaZikaron Israeli Siren Live Personal IDF Stories April 27 From all over the globe we united as one people standing together in silence as Israel s National Memorial Siren pierced the air remembering Israel s fallen during its wars and by acts of terror Yom HaZikaron to Yom Ha atzmut 2020 Virtual Programming April 27 May 14 3

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Zionist Youth Fund May 5 Giving Tuesday Now WEBINAR The Path to Independence and Recognition Why San Remo Matters May 14 On Israel Independence Day this special online program celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the May 14 1948 Declaration of the State of Israel its immediate recognition by the United States and marked the important Centennial of the San Remo Conference San Remo Centennial Click here for more resources Pre Shavuot Short Talks W Israeli Thought Leaders May 27 4

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Beit Ha am Online A Virtual Beit Midrash About Israel s Society June 11 July 8 Four programs with over 600 attendees participating in partnership with the WZO Department of Diaspora Affairs and the Canadian Zionist Federation Click here for a video round up June 11 Beit Ha am Jewish Vs Israeli Tateh Film June 18 Beit Ha am Israeli Vintage Posters June 25 Beit Ha am Krav Maga An Israeli Experience July 8 Beit Ha am The Lost Tribe The Story of Ethiopian Israelis TACHLES Weekly Practical Hebrew Zoom Classes June 16 September 15 An 8 week program was expanded to 12 weeks by popular demand with additional separate weekly study sessions With over 550 registrants the classes had 2 619 participants i24 Keynote Spotlight on AZM Organizations June 30 2020 In partnership with i24 News Featured B nai B rith International Hadassah ARZA MERCAZ USA RZA Mizrachi and Habonim Dror NA 5

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Helyn B Reich Scholarship Fund Scholarships available for young Americans to study in Israel University and post University View the Spring 2020 Recipients here Four Fall 2020 scholarships have been awarded Now accepting Spring 2021 HBR Scholarship applications through February 1 2021 Learn more and apply https azm org hbr Herzl Coming to you this Summer July 26 August 2 9 and 16 In partnership with WZO s Herzl Center over 300 people participated in a virtual tour of Mt Herzl thousands of views on Facebook live Take a tour Zionist Congress Then Now August 31 On the anniversary of the first Zionist Congress in 1897 a webinar was held in partnership with the WZO and The Herzl Center to learn about its history and modern relevance in preparation for the October 2020 38th WZC There were 241 Zoom participants and over 800 viewers on Facebook Live 6

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Zionist Educational Accelerator Deadline August 31 Over 30 innovative Zionist education projects were submitted The finalists will go to Israel to compete to win the grand prize In partnership with WZO Education Department A Conversation with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy September 22 Our largest public webinar of the year was the launch of the book Never Alone Prison Politics and My People written by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS October 13 Exclusive Briefing and Orientation for American Delegates and Alternates to the 38th World Zionist Congress held virtually from October 20 22 The US delegation was the largest worldwide and represented 30 of all elected to the WZC and included participants from 28 States plus DC and PR who ranged from ages 18 89 See more on the AZM resource page for the WZC at https azm org 38wzc 7

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USA Youth Delegate Meet Greet October 14 Virtual L Chaim and VIP greetings before the World Zionist Congress AZM and CYJP hosted a Meet Greet with young adult delegates and alternates from the USA Over 100 young American Jews participated in the 38th WZC IAN University Zionism Series in partnership with AZM October 7 14 19 Session 1 Young Voices on Zionism Session 2 Jewish Denominations Approach Israel Zionism Session 3 Inside the World Zionist Congress Happening This Week AMERICAN ZIONIST SHABBAT Parshiot Lech Lecha to Vayishlach 5781 October 31 December 5 2020 13 Cheshvan 19 Kislev www zionistshabbat org 8

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Herzl Explained Video Series October November A series of six short videos about Theodor Herzl and Zionism was produced by Canada s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CIJA and supported distributed by AZM WZO and the Canadian Zionist Federation CZF The videos are narrated by David Matlow the owner of the world s largest collection of everything Herzl FALL 2020 INTENSIVE ONLINE ULPAN COURSE November January 2021 Stand up for Democracy November 8 An event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z l Support Zionist Youth Programs on GivingTuesday December 1 9

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Fall launch of the AZM Antisemitism Anti Zionism and Holocaust Denial Project and Task Force We find ourselves in a chess match of hatred Fighting Antisemitism and Anti Zionism is our communal obligation We must defend our people our heritage and our good name We must adopt a policy of Zero Tolerance against Antisemitism and Anti Zionism Richard D Heideman President American Zionist Movement Conversation on the Holocaust Zionism December 8 Antisemitism Anti Zionism and Holocaust Denial Committee inaugural webinar featuring Holocaust survivors Irving Roth and Sami Steigmann Jewish Insider launched THE JEWISH NIELSEN In the age of Zoom who is watching what AZM s programs got ranked 16 times making the list 7 consecutive weeks AZM MEETINGS AZM Board Meetings March 25 June 8 and September 14 Leadership Cabinet Monthly meetings and updates AZM Board Discussion Forum on Application of Israeli Law Issue June 24 Leadership Forum Meeting of AZM organizational Presidents Board Chairs and Executive Directors June 29 AZM Press Releases and AZM In The News AZM RESOLUTION ON CURRENT SITUATION IN AMERICA June 10 AZM COMMITTEES Antisemitism Anti Zionism and Holocaust Denial Area Election Committee Constitution Dues and Tiers Review Fundraising Membership Nominations Personnel and Administration Policy Review Task Force Program Biennial Tribunal Youth Leadership Development 10

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HOLIDAY RESOURCES Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr January 16 The American Zionist Movement Remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Honors His Statements on Israel Celebrate Tu B Shvat A Zionist Holiday February 10 15 Shevat Resources Passover 5780 2020 April Nissan Resources Yom Yerushalayim Jerusalem Day May 22 28 Iyar Programs and Resource Page Shavuot 5780 2020 May 29 30 6 7 Sivan 11

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Sukkot October 3 9 15 21 Tishri Chanukah December 11 18 25 Kislev 3 Tevet PARTNERSHIPS 12

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Click here to help AZM do even more in 2021 For more information contact azm azm org 13