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.
ARZENU, the International Federation of Reform and Progressive Zionists, deeply regrets the detention of four women during Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel this morning (December 14), on suspicion that they might “disturb the peace and offend others”, and the confiscation of tallitot.
The continued domination of holy places in Israel by the Orthodox Rabbinate only serves to drive…Continue
Posted by Louise Riewerts on December 16, 2012 at 3:44pm
On December 10, ARZENU hosted another successful webinar, this time about the upcoming Israeli election: Israel Election Punditry – led by Jeremy Leigh.
In case you missed it, you can listen to it online here.
Jeremy Leigh grew up in London where he was active in RSY-Netzer and from where he made aliyah in 1992. He has been living…Continue
Posted by Louise Riewerts on December 16, 2012 at 3:17pm
In a feature story in Jerusalem Post's Metro section from November 23, 2012, Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman, the only woman among the six publicly elected members of the WZO executive, talks about her work in the movement, her understanding of Zionism and her background as a Reform Jew.
You can read the feature here.
Posted by Louise Riewerts on November 26, 2012 at 10:49am
Posted by Louise Riewerts on November 22, 2012 at 11:04am