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Religious Pluralism

Israel flag waving against twilight sky

With Netanyahu still in power, issues of religious pluralism, equality, and civil marriage will likely take a backseat, leaving the power of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate firmly in place and leaving little hope for progressive change.

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Closeup of an Israeli flag overlooking historic sites

The election for the 2020 World Zionist Congress is open for another two weeks, and a strong showing by the “Vote Reform” slate is critical. 

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Three smiling teens holding I LOVE ISRAEL signs

Every, single Jew – Reform or Orthodox, LGBTQ+ or straight, white or Black – is connected to one another. And voting Reform means voting for an Israel that establishes this truth as the status quo.

Chris Harrison
Man in a red sweater facing away from the camera while holding the Torah above his head

We all have the right to study Torah, to interpret it, and to make ourselves heard in the never-ending Jewish conversation about what our treasured texts mean.

Rabbi Jason Bonder
Smiling woman standing outside and waving a small Israeli flag

The irony is stark. For once, your vote as a non-Israeli living outside of Israel may have more lasting impact than my vote as an Israeli living in Israel. That’s because regardless of what happens in Israeli elections – whether we get a new government or not – the WZC will meet in Jerusalem later this year.

Alden Solovy
Keyboard with one button bearing the Israeli flag and another reading VOTE in blue

Every vote for the Reform Movement in World Zionist Congress elections will strengthen our ability to fight for an Israel that reflects our Jewish values and recognizes our way of being Jewish. Every Reform vote will ensure that our voice in Israel will be heard that much louder and clearer.

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
Israeli flags blowing in the wind

We all have a say in our Jewish future and what values guide Israel and world Jewry – and you don’t have to be a spectator. You can help choose what our future looks like by voting in the World Zionist Congress elections.

Rabbi Samantha Kahn
White keyboard buttons with one blue button reading VOTE

Participating in the WZC elections by supporting the Reform ticket is the only way American Jews can weigh in democratically about issues in Israel – and ensure a society that truly reflects the Jewish values we hold dear.

Alexandra Gilbert
Isaac Herzog standing at a podium addressing the URJ Biennial

Reform Judaism is becoming a major pillar of world Jewry – and as such, we should analyze the major challenges of the Jewish people today.

Isaac Herzog

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