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At long last, the World Zionist Congress (WZC) elections are here, and voting has begun!

Alexandra Gilbert
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This Tuesday, January 21, when voting opens in the United States for the World Zionist Congress elections, we’re counting on you to step up and Vote Reform.

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Isaac Herzog standing at a podium addressing the URJ Biennial

How do we prevent an irreversible rift between the two major communities together with all others – between what I call Jerusalem and Babylon, 7 million Jews in Israel and 7 million Jews in North America?

Isaac Herzog
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With the 2019 URJ Biennial in our rear-view mirror, we’re now focused on how we can move this work forward and into our everyday lives. Ready to act? Here's how.

Mark J. Pelavin
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Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs issued this statement:

"The URJ is greatly concerned about today’s statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo which, while focusing on international law, will be widely read as a broader change to the U.S. position on Israeli settlements - a policy which has been long held by both Republican and Democratic U.S. administrations.

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Contact: Lauren Theodore at 212-650-4154

New York, NY; November 13, 2019 –

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The WZC elections are coming, and participation is critical for a large Reform presence in Israel and at home. Learn how you can get out the vote in your congregation.

Alexandra Gilbert
Young children waving Israeli flags on the stage in a synagogue social hall

Until recently, engaging Jewishly has not been easy for Israelis in Santa Barbara, CA, where religious life and Jewish identity are quite different than back home.

Chris Harrison
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Here are eight things one congregation does to engage with Israel. Your congregation can do them, too.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin and Rabbi Mara Young
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URJ Statement On Keren Kayemeth L’Israel Land Purchases in the West Bank