Reform Movement in Israel

Reform Movement in Israel

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
The author (on the left) with other Women of Reform Judaism members in Israel

Earlier this month a group of Women of Reform Judaism leaders traveled to Israel, enjoying overwhelmingly positive experiences at sites throughout the country.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
Israeli and American flags blended into one image

Join us in late March, just two weeks before the Israeli general elections, for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Rabbi Rick Jacobs visits with Heller High students in Israel

On a brief trip to Israel last week, I met with leaders, students, and colleagues -- all to build ties between North American Jews and the land and people of Israel.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Rabbi Rick Jacobs at the Kotel (Western Wall)

Israel helps me retain my optimism. Whenever I land there, I never fail to feel a slight buckling in my knees, the joy of returning to that marvelous, confounding place.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Group photo of early childhood educators in Israel

A recent visit to Israel by early childhood educators enriched our ability to engage the next generation of Jews with a rich and meaningful dialogue around Israel.

Jennie Rubin
Israeli flag blowing in the wind against a blue sky

The president of Men of Reform Judaism recently spoke truth to power about injustice in Israel. Read the statement and the circumstances surrounding its delivery.

Steven Portnoy
Men and women together at an egalitarian section of the Kotel (Western Wall)

Read Rabbi Jacobs’ recent remarks to a Knesset caucus about the Kotel (the Western Wall) and Israel’s conversion bill.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Protesters outside the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, Israel

Read Rabbi Gilad Kariv's remarks from the rally outside Prime Minister Netenyahu's residence on Saturday evening, July 1.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Press Release

Rabbi Rick Jacobs: “We cannot go about our scheduled meetings as if nothing has happened. The annulment of the Kotel resolution and the passing of the conversion law have caused an acute crisis between the Israeli government and diaspora Jewry. After yesterday's shameful decisions, we feel that at this moment, after more than four years of negotiations, it is not clear that the current Israeli government honors its agreements."