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Israel Committee

The Israel Committee welcomes diverse points of view and frank discussion, while adhering to CBI's basic principles of:

1. Israel's existence as a democratic Jewish state within safe and secure borders.

2. Sharing the vision stated in the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel as the Jewish homeland committed to ensuring the "complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race, or sex...guaranteeing freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture..."

3. Fostering and supporting Jewish pluralism, mutual respect, and tolerance among the various streams of Judaism and civil society in Israel, and, in particular, the recognition and rights of the Reform/Progressive Movement in Israel.

The committee sponsors presentations by scholars and artists (often cosponsored by the Adult Education Committee), and promotes and supports our relationship with our sister Reform congregation in Holon Israel.

We have a congregational trip to Israel in the beginning planning stages. Please email our committee chair, Dan Rabovsky, if you are interested in learning more.

The World Zionist Congress Elections are coming soon, and your vote is critical to maintaining a large Reform presence in Israel and the United States!

Your vote is the only democratic opportunity you have to influence Israeli society as we continue our efforts towards equality, pluralism and tolerance. Our congregation saw a positive voter turnout last election, but we know that we can do better.

Voting takes place online starting January 21, 2020 to March 11, 2020 and will take less than 90 seconds to participate. If you’re 18+ and identify as Jewish, we hope we can count on you to vote Reform.

Intrigued?  For information, contact Dan Rabovsky or visit the ARZA website to learn more visit:

Sun, December 8 2019 10 Kislev 5780