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Learn about Israel - arts and culture - history - pluralism - Reform and Progressive Jewish communities


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

Group participating in Taglit

Israelis can choose from a variety of youth movements: left- and right-wing ideological movements, nature-oriented organizations, observant and secular options, nonpolitical movements, and even a youth movement for children and teens with disabilities.

Rainbow or gay pride flag 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.

History module on Israel homepage

Children participate in an activity at a congregation practicing Reform Judaism in Israel

Reform Judaism in Israel

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

Reform Judaism in 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.

Photo of a woman leaving a plane in Israel during the 40s

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

Religious Pluralism in Israel

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