Welcome 2017-09-07T17:21:46+00:00

ARZA Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that works to represent the views and values of Progressive Jewish Zionists. We work to ensure that Israel lives in peace and security as promised in its Declaration of Independence. We work to strengthen the Progressive Movement in Israel, Australia and worldwide.


Update about the Kotel and more

Over the past few days we have once again been reminded in the most stunning manner about the lack of regard that the Government of Israel has for Progressive, Conservative and other non-Orthodox Jews in Israel and around the world. It has also provided a stark reminder of the continuing importance of the work of ARZA groups around the world to see Israel fulfill one of the basic commitments of her [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

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!” [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: 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. [...]

June 26th, 2017|Categories: 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 http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.792669 […]

May 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

See Israel Like Never Before

More Info: www.yeshisraeltrip.com 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. […]

April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

High Court Rules for Women

In landmark decision, High Court rules for women’s Western Wall prayer Government given 30 days to show ‘good cause’ why women can’t read from Torah scrolls at the holy site.   In a landmark High Court decision Wednesday, the state was given 30 days to find “good cause” why a woman may not read aloud from a Torah scroll as part of prayer services at the Western Wall.  The sweeping decision, jointly addressing three petitions [...]

January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|