The proposed judicial reforms proposed by Israel’s justice minister have led to unrest in Israel and to concern in the Diaspora. These changes have the potential to drastically alter democracy in Israel. Here are some ways to learn more and take action.
Education and Awareness
- Read a statement from Reform Jewish Leaders condemning the proposed changes
- Learn about the proposed changes here as well as here.
- Explore ways in which you can support Israel
Make your voice heard
- Contact Senators and Representatives to let them know the importance of a democratic Israel. Senator Menendez is Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee. You can find Senate committee chairs and members here. This template can be personalized for different senators.
Thank you to congregant Simon Kelner for providing these materials and writing a sample letter that you can use to write to Senate committee chairs and members.
We are proud to share this video from the URJ North American Board meeting, held earlier this month, where we had the distinct pleasure of hearing from Orly Erez Likhovsky, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv. Their message to us was simple and powerful: now is the time for people who love Israel to speak up.
Rabbi Appell’s Sermon on Israel:
The Current Unrest in Israeli Society – An Inside Look with Rabbi Meir Azari
Rabbi Zamora shares her recent experience in Israel