Association of Reform Zionists of America

Sticking It Out In Israel

American Jewish students express commitment to staying put, while NYU suspends its Tel Aviv program.

11/20/2012
Staff Writer

Mitchell Nathanson’s calls to Israel increased when Ahmed al-Jabari died in Gaza.

Nathanson, an attorney from West Hempstead, L.I., whose daughter and step-daughter are spending this year in separate post-high school intensive Torah study seminary programs in Israel, realized that Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza would intensify after the Israeli Army last week assassinated al-Jabari, Hamas’ military commander.

Students Jordana White, Marissa Young, Saskia Freud and Aleeza Shumacher at Western Wall.

Reform Leaders Call For Israeli Police Probe Of Anat Hoffman Arrest

10/21/2012

 Reform Jewish leaders are calling for an investigation following reports that an Israeli colleague was roughed up by police after leading a women’s prayer group at the Western Wall.

Reform leaders in the United States said Thursday that they have spoken with Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren, about the incident involving Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Reform movement’s Israel Religious Action Center and chair of the Women of the Wall.

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