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.
Shavuot is just around the corner! We invite you to read our latest newsletter and learn about all that has been going on at the IMPJ over the past month - a musical conference on Lag b'Omer, celebrating Yom Yerushalayim with the Ethiopian community in Gedera, getting ready for the "Havayah" summer camp, and much more!
"Havayah" summer camp is just around the corner. Following last summer's success, "Havayah" will take place at Givat Haviva for the second summer in a row. If you plan on being in Israel this summer, hurry and sign your child up for an experience of a lifetime!
Recent days' unfortunate events resulting from the protest of the Israeli Ethiopian community's protests remind us that there is still much left to repair. We cannot remain indifferent to the cries of so many in Israeli society. In these moments, we pray and hope that we will soon be able to read loudly those words from the Book of Psalms: “When God brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing… Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves.”
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.