Building Deep Relationships with Israel: URJ Heller High and the People of Israel
March 16, 2023
Heller High aims to build deep, lasting relationships between North American Jewish teens and Israel, developing the next generation of Reform Jewish Zionists. The Heller High program gives students the opportunity to learn from and get to know different groups of Israelis.
Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera
January 30, 2023
Both Arab and Jewish, young and old, the women of "Cinema Sabaya" learn about much more than filmmaking during the class; they discover that their differences are far outweighed by their bonds as women making their way in a patriarchal world.
Seeking Jewish Values Amidst Broken Glass
January 18, 2023
Nearly two months ago, our Just Zionism group landed in Israel as the election to cement a far-right government in the Knesset was taking effect. When we landed, I had a surface-level understanding of Israeli politics but was about to get a crash course on the election's implications for the activists who were heartbroken by the results.
What Is Reform Zionism?
Reform Zionism is a continuation of the early Zionist dream to foster a living, breathing national culture that represents the highest ideals of Jewish peoplehood. Foremost among these ideals is for Jews to be free and liberated citizens of the world who also contribute as Jews to our global civilization.
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Educational Experiences in Israel
Spend the most thrilling summer of your life travelling across Israel. Learn about our amazing experiences and programs.
Historic and Significant Synagogues in Israel
Israel houses a number of historically and/or architecturally significant synagogues, open to tourists looking to pray or just take in the holy sites.
Israel Travel Ideas
Look beyond the archeological digs, ancient cisterns and tourist sites for some of the more vacation-y fare, frequented by Israelis, but not always that well-known.
Nation of Innovation: Museums
No matter how many times you visit Israel, you will always be able to find inventive museums waiting for you to explore and experience.
8 Pieces of Good News About Israel
Israel is becoming a kinder and gentler place. Here are eight positive things about the land and her people in these challenging times.
LGBTQ Life in Israel
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.