JPPI survey says 80% of Israelis believe traditional, Orthodox, secular are all ‘equally good’; 56% advocate ‘more consideration’ for minorities. Most Israeli Jews support increased Jewish pluralism in Israel, and are in favor of the right to freedom of marriage,… Read more
Reform Zionism: What Do the Four Children Have to Say? by Rabbi Neal Gold The Land of Israel is a ghost throughout the haggadah, even as it is a constant presence in the background of the Passover story. Liberation isn’t… Read more
Rabbinate comes out against plan for non-Orthodox plaza, says it’s illegal; Reform leader says rabbinate approved scheme. http://www.timesofisrael.com/reform-rabbis-celebrate-mixed-western-wall-worship-with-prayers-at-future-site/
You are invited to read an article from the Times of Israel following the decision of some members of the Knesset to bypass the recent Supreme Court Ruling to permit nationwide the use of mikvaot (ritual baths) by the Conservative and Reform… Read more
We are very pleased to share with you that on January 31, 2016, the Israeli Government passed an historic and unprecedented resolution legalizing and officially recognizing the status of egalitarian prayer at the Kotel – Western Wall. Following three years… Read more
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar – celebrated this year on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – is the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year for Trees.” This is the season in which the… Read more
by Beth Frank-Backman Each Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, we prepare for the next. Traditionally, we prepare by a process known as teshuva, or in English repentance. But what exactly are we repenting of? Most of us… Read more
We are doing something unprecedented and need your help. The Israeli Army has asked one of KBY’s associate congregations to expand a newly created Kabbalat Shabbat program for the Israel Defense Forces officer training school. For progressive Judaism in Israel this opportunity is revolutionary. Between 12-15 times a year, IDF officer courses and divisions, involving 3-4,00 soldiers, will be brought to Tel Aviv to experience a progressive Shabbat service, complete with a new progressive prayer book. We want to give this prayer book as a gift to every soldier. Click here to contribute… to the Soldiers Siddur project. Read this post to learn more.
KBY announces its latest CD, Nishmat Shabbat, The Soul of Shabbat The project is a joint effort by KBY, Beit Knesset Moreshet Yisrael and Ahuva Batz. The CD selections are prayers and psalms sung during Shabbat morning services at Moreshet Yisrael, Jerusalem’s flagship Conservative synagogue. Experience the warmth of the music, recall Israel and Jerusalem, and perhaps remember a Shabbat service in Jerusalem. Click here to visit the Nishmat Shabbat (The Soul of Shabbat) album page.
This past year KBY commissioned and completed the writing of a Torah Scroll based upon a gift from a donor. KBY granted the scroll to the the Conservative Congregation in Zichron Ya’akov last Simhat Torah. This of course was as close as we may… Read more