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Mattan Berner-Kadish, Mechina alumnus

When I signed up, I had no idea about Mechina, a gap-year program in Israel. Sure, I’d asked questions, talked to others, and read up, but I had no idea about its magic.

Tamar Roig
View of Paris at night

During my recent sabbatical, my husband and I traveled to France, where we explored all facets of Progressive Jewish life in the City of Lights.

Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer
Reform Jewish leaders holding Torah scrolls at the Western Wall

Almost one year ago, the Knesset started the crisis by passing a bill in its first reading that would only recognize conversions performed in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Anat Hoffman, & Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of the Israel Religious Action
Shiny but rumpled Israeli flag lying upon a white surface

Seventy years have gone by since the great miracle of the establishment of the State of Israel, and we are called upon to learn how to sow and reap at the same time.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Knitted kippot

Today’s Reform Movement in Israel is stretching the notion of what it means to build progressive spiritual communities there.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

Writer Carl Sandburg once said, “If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.” In Israel, the ultra-Orthodox establishment is doing lots of table-pounding and yelling in response to progressive Judaism's many recent achievements.

Anat Hoffman

Ethiopian Israelis staged another protest Wednesday night in the heart of Tel Aviv, blocking the heavily-trafficked Begin Roa

Jonathan Edelman

I am Israeli, a Reform Jew, and still a little American after 20 years of living in Israel. I feel that I can be me as a member of Emet VeShalom, a progressive, multi-cultural, warm and welcoming congregation in Nahariya.

Sharon Mann

rick.jpg Shortly after arriving in Israel a few weeks back, I had the privilege of welcoming a few b

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
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