ARZA Canada, strengthening ties of Reform Jews to Israel
ARZA Canada is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism and its Canadian Council. We are a member organization of ARZENU, the International Association of Reform Zionists, and the Canadian Zionist Federation. With over 6,000 members, our mandate is to connect with Reform communities throughout Canada, foster connections with and strengthen our ties to the Reform Movement in Israel, and work to realize the vision of Reform Zionism.
ARZA CANADA KALLAH 2015
Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31
Reform Zionists- Why Israel Needs Us
An Informative and Engaging Weekend
ARZA Canada is pleased to have Rabbi Lawrence Englander as our scholar for the weekend.
Rabbi Englander is the Rabbi Emeritus of Solel Congregation in Mississauga. He retired last year after serving the congregation for 41 years. He is currently the Chair of ARZENU, the international association for progressive zionists. He is a sought after teacher and a highly regarded scholar. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.
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A Jewish, democratic Israel cannot deport its asylum seekers
As we recall our own flight to freedom, how can we overlook the plight of the African refugees in our midst?
By Sarah R. F. Sholklapper | Apr. 7, 2015 | 3:40 PM |
Asylum seekers in Holot holding the Immigration Authority's announcement of the new deportation policy.Photo by Ilan Assayag
By Mira Sucharov | Apr. 10, 2015 | 4:37 PM |
March in the Negev is fickle. Warm in the sun, cool in the shade, and downright cold when the wind blows. Which it does, often. A dust devil forms and sweeps through where we are sitting; I cover my face just in time. Many of my fellow guests at the Refugee Seder at the Holot Detention Facility, in which I participated as part of T’ruah’s Year-in-Israel Human Rights Program for rabbinical students, are not so lucky. They are still rubbing the dirt out of their eyes while the detainees resume speaking without missing a beat. Living here for more than a year now, they’re used to it.
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