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On Wednesday night, January 29, 2013, Kehillat Ra'anan, the Reform Congregation in Ra'anana, Israel was desecrated with graffiti painted across its building. This Ra'anana synagogue has been vandalized several times in the past as well. No suspects have been caught, and these incidents continue to hurt this flourishing community.
Here is a picture of the front of the building taken on Thursday.
Liberal Judaism in Israel gaining strength, Reform leader says
Ron Csillag, Special to The CJN, Friday, December 13, 2013
Is it lonely being a Reform Jew in Israel?
Rabbi Gilad Kariv has the short answer: “Not anymore.”
Many progressive Israelis “want something more profound,” said Rabbi Kariv, who heads the Reform movement in Israel. “Today, we are part of a growing movement. Today, we are definitely not alone anymore.”
Why Israel desperately needs Reform Judaism:
Reform Judaism has not failed in Israel - and ultimately, it will triumph. Here are the reasons for optimism.
The enemies of Israeli Reform Judaism see it as a failure. While it aspires to be a mass movement, its detractors point out that it is far from being that. A large majority of Israel’s population has only the vaguest notion of what Reform Judaism is all about. For the rest of the article please click here.
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism currently operates 47 preschools serving over 1,300 preschool children and is affiliated with 50 schools across Israel. We have a track record of success.
The last preschool that ARZA Canada sponsored was in Evan Yehuda. From its start in 2009, the preschool has already reached its maximum capacity with 22 children registered for the upcoming year. Since the preschool’s founding, a core group of families from Even-Yehuda established the town’s first Reform congregation, called “HaShahar”, and they dedicated a synagogue in May 2010. For more about this program and how you can help, please click here.
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