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The Jewish Homeland

Learn about the land of Israel: its society, history, arts and culture, Reform Jewish communities, and much more.

Israel Up Close - Israel Landing

The High Holidays are a busy time for everyone in Israel, but the excitement is especially palpable for kids and teens. It’s not just the anticipation of the new year of Rosh HaShanah, the deep spirituality of Yom Kippur, or even the weeklong vacation for Sukkot. No, it’s exciting because this is also the time when all of Israel’s youth movement counselors visit schools in order to recruit the younger generations to become campers.

Israel has been called the "gay capital of the Middle East," which is no surprise to many of its supporters who have been touting its outstanding record on gay rights for years.

History module on Israel homepage

Reform Judaism in Israel

During the past 100 years, the Reform Jewish Movement has made a dramatic ideological and physical return to Israel.

Nation of Innovation: Reform Congregations

Polls show that nearly 25% of Israeli Jews choose Reform as the Jewish movement they most closely identify with.

History of Jewish Immigration to Israel (Aliyah)

While Herzl and others were laying the groundwork outside of Palestine for a state, many Jews were moving there from Europe.

Religious Pluralism in Israel

The situation is quite complex, particularly with regard to recognition of non-Orthodox Jewish streams.