ARZENU is the umbrella organization of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Founded in 1980 as an ideological grouping in the WZO.
Israel has many programs aimed specifically at connecting young Jews to Eretz Yisrael, whether through a vacation, work, volunteering or studying. Many of them are run by the Jewish Agency or are promoted through the organization, but the Progressive Reform Movement runs a few as well, like Shnat Netzer's year program. There are other long-term programs lasting a year (like Masa), short-term programs lasting a few months (like summer programs), and even shorter programs lasting a few weeks (like Taglit Birthright for those who have finished school) and Lapid or other high school programs.
Progressive Jews in the Diaspora, who have a strong sense of identity with the Holy Land and who do not always agree with everything that happens there, may wonder if there is anything that they can do to make a difference.
Fortunately, there is. ARZENU is the umbrella organization that allows our voice to be heard at the highest level of Israeli politics. ARZENU represents our views directly in the World Zionist Organization (WZO)…Continue
Posted by Arzenu Admin on November 30, 2013 at 5:06pm
The latest plan released by the Israeli government regarding the new prayer area at the Western Wall has sparked more controversy among Reform Jews and especially the Women of the Wall (WoW).
According to an August 26 article on JNS.org, "The Israeli government released a plan on Sunday to oversee the development of a new, temporary egalitarian space adjacent to the…Continue
Posted by Arzenu Admin on September 2, 2013 at 11:50am
"The temporary platform unveiled today... is a gesture of good will, but it is, at best, a very small step forward in the implementation of the full plan..."
Below is a copy of a statement that ARZA signed onto with the URJ and others of the Reform Movement that went out Sunday August 25…Continue
Posted by Arzenu Admin on September 2, 2013 at 11:30am