Connecting you with Israel.

Baltimore Zionist District (BZD) uses its direct Israeli connection as a home base for the creation of cultural and political programs and educational activities which deal with all aspects of Zionism and modern Israeli life. 

Nurturing the bonds between you and the State of Israel.

Zionism Today

BZD-Baltimore Zionist District is, as its name suggests, a Zionist organization.  Today, unfortunately, anti-Israel propagandists and anti-Semites have tried to hijack the word ‘Zionism’ and transform it into a badge of shame or disgrace.  We Zionists refuse to allow others to define us.  As such, it is entirely appropriate to ask ourselves what is the purpose of Zionism?For the answer, we need look no further than to the American Zionist Movement for some insights.

 

 Our Mission

"to advocate for Israel’s safety and security, foster understanding about challenges facing Israel and nurture the bonds between our local community and Israel."

Our History

 

As a Baltimore-based Zionist organization, BZD’s roots can be traced back at least 100 years!  Few other Jewish organizations, locally or nationally, can boast that kind of longevity.  Since its inception, we have been a proud and active member of the American Zionist Movement. We also continue to be represented at executive meetings of the World Zionist Organization. In 1994, BZD became an independent Zionist organization, the largest in the US.

 

Over the decades, a few BZD (and its predecessor organization Zionist Organization of America- Baltimore District) leaders distinguished themselves by rising to national prominence.  Alleck A. Resnick became National ZOA President as did W. James Schiller who also rose to become National President, American Zionist Movement, as well as National Treasurer and Vice-President, Jewish National Fund. Ronald Weitzman served as National Treasurer of ZOA.

Meet our Staff

Meet our Board

President

Robert Slatkin

Vice-President

Steven Mackler

Secretary

Ed Hoffman

Treasurer

Ben Ness

Past-president

Leora Pushett

Chairman

Jim Schiller, CPA

Board members at large

Jay Bernstein, Atty.

Arnold Fruman

Edward Hiller, Atty.

Shlomo Turkel

About BZD
 

The Baltimore Zionist District (BZD) exists for the sole purpose of nurturing the bonds between Baltimore and the State of Israel.  

Baltimore Zionist District (BZD) uses its direct Israeli connection as a home base for the creation of cultural and political programs and educational activities which deal with all aspects of Zionism and modern Israeli life. BZD works with and reaches out to Baltimore’s Jews across the religious and cultural spectrum and the greater Baltimore community.

 
 
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