Benefits of Clergy Council Membership:

As a member of ARZA's Clergy Council, you receive and lend support in deepening the place of Israel and Zionism in your clerical post. 

 

A. Professional Development:
ARZA provides webinars and briefings that range across a wide array of topics from politics to Torah/Text to culture and organizing – all connected to Israel.  We will provide high level and unique content for rabbis and cantors with the goal of enhancing your own learning and providing you with translatable and useful material.

 

B. Mentoring and Partnership:

ARZA creates opportunities for cross-generational rabbinical and cantorial sharing so that newer colleagues and more experienced colleagues gain perspectives from one another. Israel tends to be approached somewhat differently by different generations and by those with more or less exposure to the political-security organizations supporting Israel and rallying rabbis and cantors to their cause. The relationships cultivated here will provide a nuanced and broad perspective on the state of Israel. 

 

C. Content:

ARZA requires a commitment to contributing to ARZA's “Iyyunim: Reflections on Judaism, Zionism and Israel” with an annual contribution of one ARZA/IMPJ/IRAC/Israel programmatic/educational material, sermon or article.

This commitment ensures exposure to ARZA’s materials and to one another's sources, encounters, texts, ideas, and thoughts.