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The World Zionist Congress - It's complicated...

Another post from Rabbi Danny Burkeman UK delegate for Pro-Zion and Arzenu from his blog at

The World Zionist Congress - It's complicated...

This afternoon we had a…

Added by Site Admin on June 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The World Zionist Congress - How does the Diaspora impact upon Israel

This post is by Pro-Zion and Arzenu delegate to the Congress, Rabbi Danny

Burkeman - it is taken from his blog at…

Added by Site Admin on June 13, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

Pro-Zion Chair to Serve as Liberal Judaism's First Ever Israel and Diaspora Officer

Liberal Judaism has appointed Daniel Needlestone as its first ever

Israel and Diaspora Officer as part of the movement's long-term

commitment to supporting a progressive and democratic Israel. Daniel is

a member of the national council of the Zionist Federation,


Added by Site Admin on April 28, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Rabbi Richard Hirsch selected for Torch-lighting honor at Yom Ha'atzmaut ceremonies in Jerusalem

MAZAL TOV TO OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE RABBI RICHARD HIRSCH on his selection to be one of the 14 honored on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Rabbi Richard Hirsch will be honored on Israeli Independence Day by lighting a torch during the State’s official Independence Day celebration. We are so proud that a prominent Reform rabbi has been chosen for this national honor. Rabbi Hirsch served as Executive Director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism from 1973 until 1999. Upon his retirement, he was… Continue

Added by Site Admin on April 8, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Proposed Conversion Legislation Further Undermines Religious Freedom in Israel - What You Can Do

Dear Friends,

We write to you today because of a very serious situation that developed here in Israel last night.

We have learned that the Knesset may vote during the coming week on legislation that would make important changes to conversion authorities in Israel and to the Law of Return.

This new law would roll back the clock on all the achievements we have made for Reform and Conservative conversion rights in Israel: not only losing recognition for Reform and…


Added by Site Admin on March 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conservative Synagogue in Israel Damaged By Arson

The Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempt on Monday night to destroy Shira Hadasha , a Conservative synagogue in Arad, Israel. The attack comes a year after another attempt to burn down the synagogue and days after an attempted break-in there.

Though the perpetrators of this crime have yet to be caught, this act of vandalism against a non-Orthodox synagogue must be… Continue

Added by Site Admin on February 14, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

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