The IMPJ seeks to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel. Our congregations, from Nahariya in the north to Kibbutz Lotan in the southern desert, seek to bring Israelis closer to Jewish heritage and culture and to the values of pluralism, equality and humanism.
The IMPJs Community Outreach Department is responsible for a wide range of programs and activities in the communal and public spheres:
Drama, music and creative activities are used to open the world of Jewish traditions and festivals to children around Israel. Some programs offer joint activities for parents and children.
A wide range of programs are offered: Jewish study groups; creative and innovative study of Jewish texts; study of the weekly Torah portion; studies focusing on the status of women in Judaism; study of Jewish and Israeli literature and music; parenting groups, etc.
The IMPJ strives to develop the local and national leadership of the movement. In-service training courses for lay leaders and professionals are held each year.
The IMPJ offers programs and activities for new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union and other countries, in order to draw them closer to Jewish tradition and help their cultural absorption in Israel. Programs include introductory courses to Judaism, student study centers, concerts and tours, celebrations of the Jewish festivals, etc.
This program, based on the Departments previous Shabbat Experience project, aims to draw in wider circles of participants for diverse experiential and study programs.
The Community Outreach Department helps groups of individuals around Israel interested in founding new IMPJ congregations.