Why Your Congregation Should be an ARZA Member!

February 14, 2022Rabbi Josh Weinberg

The URJ is the largest Zionist organization in North America and after two years of COVID-19, a new government, and a growing Israeli Reform Movement, Israel needs us now more than ever. Israel needs our voices, our involvement, and our support. Infusing your congregation with an Israel commitment through an ARZA membership is a meaningful way to directly support the Jewish State.

ARZA membership affirms that a commitment to Israel is a core component of your congregation and our identity as Reform Jews. Membership is critical to strengthening the Reform Movement's voice within the Israeli National Institutions (including WZO, KKL, JAFI, etc.), the Israeli political system, and Israeli society at large.

Membership in ARZA supports the following ongoing efforts, just to name a few:

  • Strengthening the Reform Movement's voice within Israeli national institutions
  • Advocating for Reform interests and values in Israel
  • Providing financial and political support for the Israeli Reform Movement, including the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, the Israeli Religious Action Center, and 40+ Israeli Reform Israeli congregations
  • Expanding and enhancing Israel education engagement and activism throughout the North American Reform Movement, including URJ congregations, camps, and Israel programs

We would love to meet your leadership, help steward this process, and see support grow for our work in North America, and for our Movement in Israel.

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