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.
"As long as the candle is lit - there is still time to repair." As we prepare for the coming month, and for Hanukah, we reflect back on the past month. We faced many hurdles, but also achieved many accomplishments. Read all about it in our Kislev 5777-December 2016 Newsletter.
The IMPJ is proud to share with you our newest Annual Report for 2016. We invite you to read about our activities and achievements of the past year - community building, DOMIM - aLike partnerships, social justice, pluralistic education, public action in Israel, and more!
This Friday, five new Israeli Reform rabbis will be ordained at the HUC Jerusalem campus, joining over 100 Israel ordained rabbis serving communities across the country. Click here to read about Noa, Yael, Alona, Tamir and Ulrike! Yashar Koach to all of them!
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.