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.
This Shabbat, we commemorate 51 to the passing of Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and his legacy as a leader in the effort to establish the State of Israel. Silver, an American Reform Rabbi, was instrumental in bridging the gaps on the Zionist question among American Jews and was greatly influential in debates surrounding the establishment of the Jewish state.
In recent days, Israel's media has been filled with reports regarding the new "nation-state" bill. Today, the government convened to discuss it further. Click here to read the IMPJ statement on the bill and its significance.
Join us for the 12th year in a row as we trek through the beautiful Israeli outdoors on our bicycles. The IMPJ Ride 4 Reform is a unique and unforgettable experience for all riders - professional and amateur and includes a hiking option as well. Hurry to sign up! We look forward to seeing you in April!
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.