The Zekenim (Elders) Council of the Great Awakening International is the body authorized to serve in direct the spiritual life and civil matters of the Great Awakening. This Council shall consist of Elders appointed by the Guardians and Council itself, subject to affirmation by the Moreh Council. All Great Awakening International Elders are deemed seasoned and installed by the Great Awakening during a Consecration Service.

The Zekenim Council restructuring will comprise seasoned elders who are affiliated with the Great Awakening. The Zekenim Council will be selected by the guardians of the Great Awakening. Therefore, the Zekenim Council functions will serve in an advisory capacity to Guardians. The Zekenim Council will meet on a regular monthly basis or on a needs basis to provide input, coaching, wise counsel, and accountability regarding issues that may arise in the Great Awakening.

  1. Zekenim Council members will be selected by the Guardians.
  2. Selected Zekenim will only serve in an advisory capacity to the Guardian Visionaries.
  3. The number of Zekenim that serve on this Council will be  6 to 12 participants to better serve the interest of the Great Awakening.
  4. All participants must sign a Confidentiality Waiver and Code of Conduct Form.
  5. Any local assembly leader within the GAI may carry the title of Zaqen but may not be selected to serve on the Zakenim Council. An inactive role on the Zekenim Council does not diminish the role of a local assembly Zaqen in any shape, fashion, or scope.
  6. Zekenim Council will help determine the qualification of who is labeled as a Zaqen in the Great Awakening.

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