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.
"Seventy years following the establishment of the State, Reform and Progressive Judaism have a strategic window of opportunity among millions of Israelis, who for the first time are recognizing the great contribution that an open, encompassing and egalitarian Judaism can have on the future of the State of Israel. Fulfilling this enormous opportunity could be the greatest accomplishment of Reform Judaism in the 21st century and a source of pride for all of us." Read the rest of Rabbi Gilad Kariv's special message for the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, as well as updates about current events, our new website, and more!
Read our Nissan 5778 Newsletter and learn about the upcoming Jewish/Israeli holidays and days of remembrance, see what our Israel Religious Action Center has been up to, and read Rabbi Gilad Kariv's special message on the importance of world Jewry.
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.