Today, the leaders of the Reform movement condemned an arson attack on a mosque in the Israeli Arab village of Tuba Zangaria, and announced the establishment of a fund that would be used to rebuild the mosque.
President of the Union for Reform Judaism Rabbi Eric Yoffie said, "We condemn these acts of hatred in the strongest possible terms. They are inexcusable and do not reflect Jewish values at any time, and are especially reprehensible during these, our high holy days. We stand by the State of Israel in her commitment to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice swiftly and to provide safety and religious freedom to all Israeli citizens."
Now is the time to demonstrate that we can help build a more inclusive, pluralistic, democratic Israeli society, especially in the face of criminal actions against an Israeli place of worship.
Join ARZA, in cooperation with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), The Central Conference of Reform Rabbis (CCAR) The Israel Reform Movement (IMPJ) and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), in raising money to help refurbish the desecrated mosque.
Click here to donate online, or send a check to the address below with the notation "Tuba Zangaria Mosque Fund."