The Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is the umbrella organization of all the Reform communities and institutions in Israel.
We seek to integrate Jewish tradition with the realities of modern life, and believe in the right of each individual to shape their own Jewish way of life through a process of study and reflection. The Reform movement emphasizes the commandments concerning relations between humans, religious tolerance, and full equality between women and men in the synagogue and in all walks of life.
We hit the ground running in 2015 with a multitude of on-going and new programs. We are also mindful of the very difficult start to the new secular year experienced by the French community. We invite you to read about this and more in our Tevet 5775-January 2015 monthly newsletter
Rabbi Galia Sadan, Associate Rabbi at Beit Daniel and director of the IMPJ conversion school states: “I find that the field of conversion is not only a great service to society, but a fulfilling and greatly moving experience as well.” The IMPJ conversion court recently published its statistics for 2014. We invite you to go on our website and read an extensive article on the growth and success of the IMPJ conversion court at Beit Daniel.
The participants of the Mechina in Yafo have a dream; they want to establish a sustainable urban agricultural center on the rooftop of the Mechian in Yafo which will serve as both a source of income and an educational center. The Mechina participants need initial funds to buy the necessary materials to build the center’s infrastructure – a fish pool, sprinklers, greenhouse, etc. – and they need your help!
The IMPJ seeks to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel. Our congregations, from Nahariya in the north to Kibbutz Lotan in the southern desert, seek to bring Israelis closer to Jewish heritage and culture and to the values of pluralism, equality and humanism.
The IMPJs Community Outreach Department is responsible for a wide range of programs and activities in the communal and public spheres:
Social Justice Jewish tradition mandates concern for others, and the IMPJ takes this value seriously.
The IMPJ cooperates with local congregations, the Israel Religious Action Center, the Young Adult Leadership Forum and other bodies in order to plan and implement social justice programs. Activities include distributing basic school equipment to disadvantaged students before the beginning of the school year; distributing traditional food parcels for the needy at Passover; and running a social justice fair at two leading Israeli universities to expose students to organizations active in the field.