International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists



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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Honor your word, PM Netanyahu - The Pluralist

Dear Dalya,

Last Thursday, Reform and Conservative leaders organized an egalitarian afternoon prayer service at the Western Wall's main plaza. Five hundred people from around the country came to participate. In the middle of the singing, dozens of ultra-Orthodox boys and men tried to interrupt the service. They…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on June 21, 2016 at 10:53am

UNESCO Executive Board Resolution - Press Statement by the Assembly of Liberal Judaism (“Assemblée du Judaisme Liberal”), Paris, 11 May 2016

On 16 April last, the UNESCO Executive Board adopted a Resolution that is so unilateral as to deny any link between the Jews and Jerusalem, in particular the Wailing Wall, as well as between Christians and Jerusalem.

By failing to recognise the historic link between Judaism and Jerusalem and its spiritual importance for the Jewish People, this Resolution constitutes a deliberate negation of a heritage that affects the Jews in particular and even  humanity as a whole since the Holy…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on June 2, 2016 at 7:50am

THE LEGACY OF RABBI BOB SAMUELS - Rabbi Lawrence Englander

A Cedar of Lebanon has fallen.  We mourn the death of Rabbi Bob Samuels, a visionary, a dedicated Zionist and a pioneer of Reform Judaism in Israel.


Bob made Aliya in 1962 with his wife and three children, and immediately began to make his imprint on the land and the people.  Through his leadership, the Leo Baeck Educational Centre in Haifa was established, which has become a model for integrating Jewish, Arab and Druze communities, along with senior citizens and…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on May 18, 2016 at 12:43pm

Rabbi Englander's Letter to MK Yitzchak Herzog

Dear Mr. Herzog,

Please forgive my delay in writing to you.  I want to thank you for taking the time to meet with Yaron and me, and to discuss issues of common concern.  I feel that we have developed an understanding of how we can work together within the National Institutions to further the values that both our organizations hold dear.

In this regard, I wish to specify one issue, and that is the invective that the Progressive religious streams have been receiving from…


Posted by Debbie Pulik on March 15, 2016 at 11:15am



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