The Reform Movement Supports 'Stop the Sirens' Campaign
As Hamas continues to launch hundreds of rockets at targets
in the Negev and throughout the center of Israel, our North American Reform
Movement is working to help support millions of Israelis in harm's way, many huddled
in bomb shelters. As we did two years ago, the Reform Movement has joined
with the Conservative Movement and JFNA (the Jewish Federations of North
America) to raise and distribute funds to provide emergency aid and alleviate
the pain and suffering of our Israeli brothers and sisters. At
times such as these we especially feel connected to our people. We hope
you will join us in doing our part by contributing funds to this critical joint
Listen to July 11 Briefing by Haaretz Columnist Ari Shavit, URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs, IMPJ Director Rabbi Gilad Kariv, and ARZA President Rabbi Josh Weinberg:
Reform Movement Response to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Divestment Vote
delegates assembled at the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly narrowly
approved a resolution divesting the denomination's investment holdings from
three American companies that do business in Israel. Learn about the Reform Movement's response to this vote:
June 25th Call - Panelists: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism; Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, President, Auburn Seminary; Ethan Felson, Vice President and General Counsel, Jewish Council for
Public Affairs. Moderated by
Jennifer Kaufman, Chair, Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.
Learn about the group of women who meet every Rosh Chodesh to pray at the Western Wall, and support them in their ongoing struggle to continue to do so in peace.
Travel to Israel
FREE Kesher Birthright Trip Sign up now to get early notice of registration for Winter 2012-2013 Birthright trips. URJ KESHER Taglit-Birthright Israel offers these FREE trips to Israel for 18 to 26 year olds who have never been to Israel before. To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, visit www.gokesher.org.
Kibbutz Lotan Creative Ecology Participate in an exciting hands-on training program in Jewish environmental sustainability for adults ages 18 to 30 on Kibbutz Lotan for 4 or 7 weeks. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Kibbutz Lotan website.
Kibbutz Lotan Peace, Justice & the Environment Create alternative solutions for the issues facing the modern world by maintaining and developing your own EcoCampus neighborhood in Israel. Join us for this 4-month university semester for adults ages 18 to 30 by visiting the Kibbutz Lotan website.
Tikkun Olam at Tel Aviv-Jaffa Adults ages 22 to 28 can live in Tel Aviv-Jaffa and serve the community while learning about Israeli-Arab coexistence. Volunteer with Israeli Jews, Arabs, immigrants and African refugees. Visit the Tikkun Olam website to learn more.