Here are some ways you and your community can support URJ’s Israel work and the Israeli Reform Movement during this critical moment:
Your support for the URJ’s Israel and Reform Zionism work will enable us to continue providing invaluable resources and opportunities for mobilization to individuals, congregations, and communities across North America. Your support also ensures that we can expand our work to deepen the ties between North American Jews and Israel. Please donate now.
2. Stay up to date
Sign up for the ARZA Newsletter: Subscribe for a weekly dose of Torah, Israel, Zionism, and Peoplehood.
The ARZA Weekly newsletter and blog offer sources and helpful language in speaking about the current crisis and Israel in general. The newsletter also offers a brief weekly roundup of key articles, podcasts, and books which help understand and think about key issues facing Israel through the eyes of the Reform Movement.
3. Learn about the importance of becoming an ARZA congregation
If you are a member of a Reform Congregation, please reach out to your synagogue’s leadership about your congregation’s formal membership in ARZA. ARZA Membership acts as your voice in Israel’s national institutions, helps our Movement in Israel expand its reach, and creates a strong Reform and liberal Zionist movement in North America. If your congregation is an ARZA congregation, thank you!
Other ways to get involved:
Join The Herzl Society, a community of Reform Jews who care deeply about Jewish life in Israel and connecting to Reform communities in Israel. To help build the next generation of Reform Zionists and to support Jewish values and ideals in Israel, society members make an annual commitment of $10,000 or more in addition to their planned annual gift to the URJ.
Use our URJ 4HQ Curriculum. It is a 10-part Israel educational curriculum that is available to congregations that addresses all of Israel’s complexities in a safe and thorough way, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and religious pluralism in Israel.
Join our Israel Leadership Network: We need leaders in each congregation to be our partners in leading upcoming campaigns. We will work on issues around conversion, the law of return, fighting to preserve Israel’s democracy and building our strength for the next World Zionist Congress. For this election we will need a much broader campaign than we have in the past.