Recognition for Reform Rabbis in Israel
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 29 May 2012It has been announced that in an historic move, the Israeli government is to pay Reform and Conservative rabbis, supporting their salaries and recognising them as "rabbis of non-Orthodox communities." The ruling from the attorney general applies to regional councils and farming communities and follows seven years of campaigning by the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and the Israel Religious Action Center on behalf of Rabbi Miri Gold of Kibbutz Gezer.
British Ambassador to Israel addresses Reform Shavuot gathering
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 29 May 2012His Excellency Matthew Gould, British Ambassador to Israel addressed over 100 people at the Movement for Reform Judaism's Tikkun Leyl Shavuot held at the Sternberg Centre on Erev Shavuot. The Ambassador, who is a member of West London Synagogue, spoke on the importance of getting away from threats and fears when we engage with Israel.
RSY-Netzer statement on this week's events in Tel Aviv
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 25 May 2012This week in Tel Aviv, around 1000 protesters took to the streets of the Hatikva neighbourhood to protest the continuing presence of African asylum seekers in the area and calling for their removal. The protests ended in violence against the African population; looting and assault, rioting and possession of weapons. These riots followed a week of arson attacks on homes and businesses of asylum seekers.
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain's Daily Bread
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 25 May 2012Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Our Daily Bread'.
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