International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU would like to congratulate the World Union for Progressive Judaism on the installation of new officers and Executive Board members at the 2015 Connections convention in Rio. A special Mazal Tov to Carole Sterling, the World Union's new incoming Chair.


We are proud to be partnered with the World Union and this new leadership and wish them all the best in their new positions.


ARZENU is the umbrella organization of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. Founded in 1980 as an ideological grouping in the WZO.

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A TALE OF TWO EUROPES Rabbi Lawrence Englander Chair, ARZENU

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) is charged with strengthening relationships between the State of Israel and Diaspora communities.  At a recent meeting of the JAFI Board of Governors, we heard two presentations on the Jewish communities in Europe and the prospects for their future.  These two "tales" gave me two distinct perspectives on the relationship between the State of Israel and Jewish communities throughout the world.


The first…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on June 28, 2015 at 12:29pm

Rabbi Daniel Freelander, WUPJ President’s Sermon - WUPJ Connections 2015 Conference

WUPJ Connections 2015 Conference

Associascao Religiosa Israelita (ARI) Congregation

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 16, 2015 - Shabbat B’har/B’chukotai

Rabbi Daniel Freelander, WUPJ President’s Sermon 


I opened the shades in my hotel room this morning and found myself staring at the remarkable natural mountains that surround Rio. They have power and beauty that…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on May 28, 2015 at 12:03pm

ARZENU Statement on Asylum Seekers


May 5, 2015

‏ט"ז אייר תשע"ה…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on May 7, 2015 at 7:32am

Letter to Israeli Consul General Schneeweiss in Canada about Situation in Holot

April  15,2015



Dear Consul General Schneeweiss,


We planned to write to you after celebrating Pesach, the festival where we remember our escape from persecution to liberation.  The message of freedom during the Seder reminded us of a recent experience in Israel that made us uncomfortable; and so we write to you to express our feelings and to seek guidance. Now that we have recently celebrated Yom HaAtzma’ut, the message becomes all the more…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on May 4, 2015 at 7:53am



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