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Crises Of Conversion And Kotel

WE’RE MAD AS HELL AND WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE! CRISES OF CONVERSION AND KOTEL Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander Chair, ARZENU, International Reform Zionist Organization I was driving with my Israeli friend through a Jerusalem neighborhood. As we passed by houses and gardens, mothers pushing strollers and kids cruising on skateboards, he said to me: “This is such a beautiful country, with such beautiful people, beautiful landscapes — and such a horrible government!” The recent actions of the Netanyahu government to support a Conversion Bill that would disqualify any Jew by Choice converted in Israel by anything other [...]

2017-07-27T10:57:31+00:00 June 28th, 2017|News|

World Union Connections Conference April 2017 Jerusalem

World Union Connections Conference April 2017 Jerusalem The World Union for Progressive Judaism’s (WUPJ) CONNECTIONS conference was held in Jerusalem in April, providing me the opportunity to visit Israel and to have some meaningful meetings with Progressive Zionists from around the world. However, beyond that, it was an outstanding conference that provided inspiration and support for all of us seeking to ensure that Israel fulfills its own commitment to be a democratic and inclusive society. […]

2017-07-27T10:57:31+00:00 June 26th, 2017|News|

When an Embattled Israel Called Them in 1967 They Came, and Never Left

When an Embattled Israel Called Them in 1967 They Came, and Never Left ‘The Six-Day War is what clinched the deal for me’: Five Jewish immigrants from English-speaking countries look back on 50 years, in hope, satisfaction and disappointment too […]

2017-07-27T10:57:31+00:00 May 30th, 2017|News|

See Israel Like Never Before

More Info: The Zionist Council of NSW launched it’s brand new Israel experience “Yesh!” in 2016 and took its first group of Jewish students aged 21-28 to Israel for a two week visit from July 7th to 20th. The visit gave participants a unique and personal view of Israel that would not likely be found on any other program or when traveling alone. […]

2017-07-27T10:57:31+00:00 April 20th, 2017|News|