An Introduction to ARZA Canada

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ARZA Canada is the Zionist Organization of the Reform Movement

ARZA Canada reaches out to all Reform Jews in Canada to help foster a better understanding of Israel and to support the Reform Movement in Israel. No matter what our political views are, Israel is a central part of our identity.

In Israel

We support the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) in their efforts to promote social justice, equality, religious pluralism and the values that are important to Reform Jews.

The IMPJ seeks to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel through its communities and congregations.

Social Justice Jewish tradition mandates concern for others, and the IMPJ and its Keren b’Kavod Fund and Israel Religious Action Center work to improve the lives of all citizens of Israel.

In Canada

ARZA Canada also creates Israel programming for Canadian Reform congregations and supports individual congregations in their efforts to increase Israel engagement.

We also promote partnerships between Canadian and Israeli Reform congregations, supporting them to get to know each other and learn from each other on a personal level.

In the World

ARZA Canada is a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the international network of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.8 million members in more than 50 countries.

ARZA Canada has representation at the WZO Congress, the parliament of the Jewish people, that allocates resources to organizations both in Israel and the Diaspora that foster Jewish and Zionist identity. ARZA Canada is a member of ARZENU, the international federation of Reform and Progressive religious Zionists within the World Zionist Organization.

Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism