Israel

Israel

Hand dropping a ballot into a ballot box in front of the Israel flag

The World Zionist Congress elections are coming soon, and your congregation’s participation is critical to maintaining a large Reform presence in Israel and here at home.

Alexandra Gilbert
Smiling group of young leaders standing on a balcony together

Within the globalized reality of life today, we need to develop the capacity of young Jews to be in cross-cultural conversations. Klal Yisrael is the laboratory for creating and sustaining a worldwide network of young Jews with a personal stake in strengthening the future of Progressive Judaism around the world.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Hand placing a ballot in ballot box; Israeli flag in the background

Learn why the upcoming World Zionist Congress (WZC) elections are critically important to the Reform Movement – in North America, in Israel, and around the world.

Alexandra Gilbert
Selfie of Rick Jacobs with Camp Coleman teens headed to Israel

My most recent trip to Israel highlighted the varied experiences of the Israeli Reform Movement, which offers a growing number of Israelis a Jewish way of life other than Orthodoxy.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Open Torah scroll with reading pointing a silver yad at the text

Learn from one of his students about Rabbi Reuven Samuels, z”l, who was instrumental in founding Reform Judaism in Israel.

Rabbi Ofek Meri
Row of Israeli flags on flagpoles, blowing in the breeze

As we celebrate Israel’s independence this week, here are two things your congregation can do right now to help strengthen Israel as a pluralistic, democratic society.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs statement following the results of Israel’s general election: "The Israeli elections show that the country is divided on issues of critical importance to the future of the State..." 

Three Israeli wedding couples under the chuppahs at Washington Hebrew Congregation on March 26, 2019

This past week, I spent a significant amount of time thinking about love for Israel -- my own and that of our Reform Jewish community.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs