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.
Tonight begins Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel. 72 years following the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, around which the official memorial date was set, we remember all those who perished and recognize those who survived. May the memory of 6 million Jews and all those who perished during the Holocaust be a blessing - Yehi Zichram Baruch.
The IMPJ wishes all of its friends and partners in Israel and around the world a Chag Pesach Same'ach - a happy Passover season. As we celebrate our freedom from the house of bondage, we take a moment to remember all that we have accomplished and all that is still left to be done. We invite you to read the IMPJ passover greeting by Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Beginning this past January and through the end of April elections will be taking place at the World Zionist Organization to decide on which organizations will represent Zionism in this international institution. We call on YOU to exercise your right to vote and influence Reform Judaism in Israel
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.