International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

April 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Reform communities show support for Kehilat Ra'anan

The following correspondence between Les Rothschild, president, ARZA Canada, Gilad Kariv, chief executive, IMPJ, and Rabbi Tamar Kolberg, Kehilat Ra'anan, are just a few of the letters and messages received by the Kehilat Ra'anan community after the most recent desecration of its synagogue.

Dear Gilad,

On behalf of ARZA Canada I want to express our shock and sadness about the desecration of our congregation in Ra'anana. As…


Added by Arzenu Admin on April 21, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vandals desecrate Ra'anana Reform synagogue for third time

Deputy Mayor Ronit Weintraub says the desecration of the synagogue 'reflects a religious radicalization in Ra'anana'; Vandals sprayed a Star of David on the synagogue's outer wall and the words 'it is beginning' over it.

Vandals smashed the windows of a Reform synagogue in Ra'anana and sprayed ominous graffiti on the wall before dawn yesterday."All the windows were shattered and broken glass filled the prayer hall and playground…


Added by Arzenu Admin on April 15, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Simon Wiesenthal Center petition to UN to retract Goldstone Report

Since Justice Richard Goldstone wrote his article, “Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes” in The Washington Post, many have been calling for the UN to change its stance on Israel and to denounce the report. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has drawn up a petition and asks for individuals and organizations to take part in this petition. 

September, 2009: Israel's objective…was "to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian…


Added by Arzenu Admin on April 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Natan Sharansky visits HUC-JIR Jerusalem. By Rabbi Stanley Davids

Natan Sharansky, chair of the Jewish Agency and former Soviet Union Refusenik, recently spoke to students and faculty members of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). The event, which was sponsored by ARZA, ARZENU, the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), the College…


Added by Arzenu Admin on April 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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