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 KOTEL BELONGS TO EVERYONE! BREAKING NEWS: ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE REFORM AND CONSERVATIVE-STYLE PRAYER AT THE KOTEL Following three years of intense negotiations between the Israeli Government, the Reform and Conservative Movements, Women of the Wall, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), today, the Israeli Government approved an unprecedented resolution legally and officially recognizing egalitarian and pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall. Click here to read more!
2015 has ended and we hereby welcome a new civil year. We are proud of our acomplishment over the past year and look forward to a new year of community programing, Jewish renewal and so much more. We invite you to click here to read the Shvat 5776-January 2016 newsletter
The IMPJ wishes all of its friends around the world a happy Tu b'Shvat! Let us take this moment to become even more mindful of our environment and on ways we can preserve it. Today in Israel, thousands will be planting trees to celebrate the holiday. We invite you to do the same! Chag Same'ach!
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.