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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Reform/Progressive Movement slams recent spate of attacks in Israel

The leadership of the world’s largest stream of religious Judaism, the Reform/Progressive Movement, condemns the perpetrators of the recent hate crimes in Israel – and those who have helped to create a social and spiritual environment in which such deeds would even be contemplated, let alone condoned.

“The barbaric attack on a Palestinian family, including the murder of an 18-month old baby, is an act of terrorism and the State of Israel must respond to it using the same…


Posted by Arzenu Admin on August 12, 2015 at 1:35pm

Address to German Union for Progressive Judaism Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander July 2, 2015

Mr. Ambassador, Honoured Rabbis, Ladies and Gentlemen


Please excuse my weak German, but I wish to address you in the language of the country that has become a welcoming and prosperous home to our people.  As you know, we have assembled here to celebrate…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on July 23, 2015 at 8:35am

ARZENU's response to MK's David Azoulay's comments about Reform Jews and the Reform Movement

July 10, 2015 / 23 Tammuz, 5775

ARZENU, the world movement of Reform Zionists, condemns Israel’s religious services minister for his comments in a radio interview that Reform Jews cannot be considered Jews, and calls for action to be taken to prevent any further statements like this being made by a Government minister.

“It is unacceptable for a senior representative of the State of Israel to publicly undermine the Declaration of Independence and…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on July 13, 2015 at 10:43am

The Pluralist - Newsletter for the Israel Religious Action Center

Dear Supporter,

Several years ago I attended an urgent Knesset session.  MK Danny Danon told a hushed crowd that Jewish girls, mostly new immigrants, were being kidnapped in the middle of the night by Arab men.  He described the situation vividly: "Girls are simply loaded into a vehicle by force by members of minorities." 

Other participants described young Jewish women being seduced and finding themselves in abusive relations with Arab men in places they…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on July 7, 2015 at 1:18pm



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