The Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is the umbrella organization of all the Reform communities and institutions in Israel.
We seek to integrate Jewish tradition with the realities of modern life, and believe in the right of each individual to shape their own Jewish way of life through a process of study and reflection. The Reform movement emphasizes the commandments concerning relations between humans, religious tolerance, and full equality between women and men in the synagogue and in all walks of life.
The IMPJ has been busy this month. Check out our Av-August Newsletter to get Public Affairs Updates and see what the IMPJ congregations and departments have been up to: Camp Havayah, holiday commemoration and celebration, and more! Click here to read more.
"We will continue to stand against Sinat Chinam (baseless hatred) and for Ahavat Yisrael (love for one’s fellow Jews) and we will not stop until the Kotel becomes a place for all Jewish people." Read our summary of the events of the past two days.
Following three hours of intense deliberations,Rabbi Gilad Kariv summarized the Court's leanings: "The Supreme Court sent a clear message to the government that it should reconsider its position regarding the freezing of the Kotel resolution. We continue with our commitment to a compromise resolution and hope that the Prime Minister will understand the Supreme Court Justices' message." This case will be going on for some more time, during which we will continue our struggle for religious equality. Stay tuned for further updates. #OneWallOnePeople
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:
Social Justice Jewish tradition mandates concern for others, and the IMPJ takes this value seriously.
The IMPJ cooperates with local congregations, the Israel Religious Action Center, the Young Adult Leadership Forum and other bodies in order to plan and implement social justice programs. Activities include distributing basic school equipment to disadvantaged students before the beginning of the school year; distributing traditional food parcels for the needy at Passover; and running a social justice fair at two leading Israeli universities to expose students to organizations active in the field.