OVER THE RAINBOW WAS FOUNDED TO RESTORE
ZIONISM ITS VITALITY, THE HERZLIAN LUSTER AND MAGIC,
TO UPDATE THE ZIONIST
VISION AND MAKE IT RELEVANT FOR THE JEWS OF
THE WORLD IN THE 21ST
CENTURY, WHEREVER THEY
AS PART OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT'S MONUMENTAL ACTIVITY IN THE 20TH CENTURY, AROSE AN INFLUENTIAL ENTITY WITH A SEMINAL HISTORIC ROLE IN THE JEWISH PEOPLE HISTORY: THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION.
After gaining the coveted goal for which it was born - the establishment of Israel, the World Zionist Organization gradually lost its course, its historical impetus and its impact on the world Jewry and has become a wealthy dormant giant, a closed guild of insiders. Now, the time has come to wake the organization from its dogmatic slumber and make it and its vast resources relevant again, for you!
Over The Rainbow was founded to restore Zionism its vitality, the Herzlian luster and magic, to update the Zionist vision and make it relevant for the Jews of the world in the 21st century, wherever they live. Zionism 3.0. We at Over The Rainbow believe that Israel of today is strong and should empower the Jews in Diaspora and not vice versa.
The age in which to be a Zionist meant you were required to immigrate to Israel or to raise funds for it is over.
Zionism is far from a closed missions bank. Zionism is a feeling, a sentiment, a matter of the spirit; anyone who feels Zionist – is a Zionist. It's time to charge Zionism with a new essence and new content, and develop a new and younger leadership, that will determine the agenda of Zionism on its own, without a patron and outdated agenda.
Over The Rainbow wishes to be involved in your lives, to support you and the daily life of your community and collaborate with anyone who shares with us the same world view. We - together with our partners - will foment the second Zionist revolution among the Jews of the world; we will create a new and relevant vision to Zionism and connect young people from around the world to this exciting vision.
Strengthen the sense of value and pride of the Jewish nation and convert the World Zionist Organization from a closed guild of insiders to an influential entity, stirring and significant for the millions of Jews around the world.
WHY "OVER THE RAINBOW”?
At the Oscar ceremony held in 2014, 75 years were celebrated to the release of the movie "The Wizard of Oz". The singer Pink sang the Oscar-winning ballad "Somewhere over the Rainbow" from 1939, while highlights from the film were screened in the background. The audience at the hall and at home were rejoiced from pink’s thrilling rendition of this timeless Hollywood classic, but few were aware that the song, written by Yip Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen, represents most of all the Jewish experience.
Yip Harburg was the youngest of four children born to Jewish immigrants from Russia. His real name was Isidore Hochberg and he grew at an Orthodox Jew home in New York. Arlen was the son of a Lithuanian Jewish cantor. Together they created the song, chosen by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the most important song of the 20th century. The song, written just before the outbreak of the Holocaust, is a creepy journey into the depths of the Jewish consciousness of the two, through the pogroms that their families have experienced and the prophecy about that place over the rainbow where troubles melt and dreams come true.
When you read the words again, in the Jewish context, you understand that Over The Rainbow is also a prophetic song about the survival of the Jewish people.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME?
Few people know this, but the Jewish people hold an election every four years for the World Zionist Organization in order to determine its future. The Current activity of this entity, that claims to represent democratically millions of Jews around the world, is barely known to most of its target audience.
Our goal is to reattach this resource-rich organization to you and use it as a platform for Zionist activity which is relevant and significant for you in the country you live in. "If you will it, it is no dream!"
How does it work? Very simple! All Jews over the age of 18 belonging to the Zionist movement may vote for the World Zionist Congress and thus shape its policy. Join us to redesign organizational structures and agenda of the World Zionist Congress! It will take an hour, a day, a year or a decade - but this change is imperative. The World Zionist Organization and its institutions - the Jewish Agency; Keren Hayesod and the Jewish National Fund – are yours and for you!
CONTACT “OVER THE RAINBOW” REPRESENTATIVES IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR MORE DETAILS.
Still not working in your country?
You are welcome to set up the local branch yourself.
Contact us by email
and we will give you support and guidance.
OVER THE RAINBOW
IS A MODERN MOVEMENT,
OF THE PEOPLE OF THE
NOW, WHO UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD AS IT IS
TODAY AND SEEK TO
THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN NUMBERS
Annual budget of the institutions
Percentage of Jews participating in the congressional elections
Number of Jews in the world
WE RESPECT OUR HISTORY, EMBRACE THE PRESENT,
AND STRIVE TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE.
We are not a segment of a party and we are not sectarian, we are the broadband of Zionism, people from the whole spectrum painted in all its colors, human diversity with a common ethos and a common goal: To improve your lives, empower your affinity to the Zionist idea and make you the ambassadors of the Jewish people and the Zionist spirit around the world.