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.
Last Thursday, Five new rabbis were ordained at the Hebrew Union College campus in Jerusalem. The InLight shared society initiative is in full swing and Israel's Prime Minister has committed to directly supporting Reform congregations in Israel. All this and more in the Kislev 5776-November 2015 newsletter
This past Thursday 19th, five new rabbis were ordained at the Israeli Hebrew Union College rabbinical program. These five women hail from different parts of the country and the world and each and every one of them has an exciting story to share. Click here to read more!
On Tuesday, November 10th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that "for the first time, the government of Israel is joining, with the Jewish Agency, to invest in strengthening Reform and Conservative communities within Israel". Click here to read more!
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.