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.
We are still sore from recent weeks' events. Yet we do not let these events disparage us. Rather, we see this as a time for action - and we continue looking forward to all that is yet to be done. We invite you to read our latest newsletter and get updated on recent and upcoming events
The past weekend have taken a significant toll on Israeli society. On Thursday evening, six people were stabbed as they were marching in the LGBTQ pride parade. On Friday morning, a Palestinian home was torched by extremists. Click here to read the statement by the IMPJ in light of these two terrible events. We will continue to fight for a just, tolerant Israeli society
Minister of Religious Affairs, David Azulai's comments continue to recieve attention in the media. Click here to read an opinion piece written by IMPJ executive director, Rabbi Gilad Kariv in the Jerusalem Post on the positive affect of Minister Azulai's very negative comments
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.