Where Will My Money Go?
R4R participants make a difference by supporting pluralistic Judaism in Israel
Your dedicated efforts will support the IMPJ with focus on:
- New and Growing Reform and Progressive congregations across Israel: Today there are 45 Reform congregations spread across Israel, from Rosh Pina in the North to the Arava in the South. The IMPJ is continuing on its track to have 50 Reform congregations in Israel by 2020. Congregational activities are supported in part by member dues and supplemented by philanthropic gifts. The IMPJ is seeking to strengthen existing congregations and establish new congregations in geographic regions where there is no Reform and Progressive presence. Your support is crucial to enriching Jewish life and tradition for families and congregations across the country.
- Scholarships for children and youth taking part in the IMPJ’s "Havayah" summer camp: The “Havaya” summer camp is a crucial component of our mission to offer Israeli children and youth full immersion in pluralistic Jewish values and heritage, with the learning component naturally integrated into the recreational and athletic activities traditional to a summer camp. The main goal is to strengthen the bonds of Israeli youth with pluralistic Jewish heritage, commitment to Zionism and Israel and their sense of Jewish peoplehood. Three years ago, Havayah added a special camp program for children with special needs, called "Hamulah." This past summer, 13 campers took part in "Hamulah." Your generosity insures that families from all walks of Israeli life will be able to have their children participate in a unique Israeli-Jewish camping experience.
- Developing partnerships between Israeli congregations and Reform communities overseas: Last year, the IMPJ established DOMIM-aLike – the Israel-Diaspora relations project meant to develop and nurture closer ties between rabbis and communities in Israel and around the world. DOMIM provides the opportunity for both sides to learn and be inspired by progressive Jewish life on the other side of the ocean. Since the establishment of the program, in cooperation with the Israeli government, over 100 partnerships have been formed between Israel, North American and European communities. Your support will help us continue growing this project, connecting more and more Jewish communities. To learn more about DOMIM, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to go on the IMPJ website to learn about the variety of programing initiatives led by the IMPJ: www.reform.org.il/eng or visit our Facebook page: Reform Judaism in Israel