Every congregation is encouraged to reflect on the journey we've taken as a Reform Jewish community in North America and reach out to developing communities of Progressive Judaism around the world?those communities that are just beginning their journey and those that would benefit from our support as they continue to grow.
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we must do this because these congregations, and others like them, are
literally our Movement's future in the Jewish state."
-- Rabbi Eric Yoffie November 8, 2003, 13 Cheshvan 5764
Union is asking every Reform congregation in North America to
demonstrate its commitment to Reform Judaism by adopting a project in a
growing Progressive Jewish community in Israel or the former Soviet
Union and Eastern Europe. The projects, which include sponsoring Reform
rabbis in Israel, building Progressive synagogues in Israel, and
bolstering Progressive Jewish leadership in the former Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe, will strengthen Reform Jewish life in these communities
today and for the future.
a commitment to a project involves asking each member of your
congregation to contribute $18/year and establishing an ongoing,
reciprocal relationship with the community your congregation chooses to
support. Congregation-wide study about world Reform Jewry and the North
American Jewish community?s responsibility to support growing Reform
Jewish congregations abroad is also an essential element of the Hineini program.
Fund-raising tools, educational materials for youth and adults, as well
as innovative ways to keep in touch with the project communities are
available on this website.
this project, every Reform congregation in North America will become a
catalyst for the growth of Progressive Judaism all across the globe
and, at the same time, strengthen our relationships with Progressive
Jews throughout the world. The Hineini project represents an
opportunity for Progressive Jews everywhere to affirm our shared
identity and Jewish vision and ensure the continued strength of our