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Pesach Message from Darchei Noam

Thursday April 18

Dear Friends of Darchei Noam,

I realize that you are well aware of the maelstrom of horrific events that have been overwhelming all of us for the last half a year.  It truly feels as though our world has been turned upside down and, unfortunately, the future seems just as frightening as the past.

During challenging times such as these, it is human nature to draw comfort from being part of a community. I am sure that is why attendance at our Shabbat services and other events has grown during the last few months – including not only long-time members but also ...

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Food Waste & Rescue During the Covid Pandemic in Israel

Tuesday March 15

On Tuesday, Michael Reik Introduced Joseph Gitler, Founder and Chairman of Leket , who explained the effects of the Covid Pandemic on Israel Society, and the work Leket is currently doing to address the growing need for food support.

If you missed the event you can view the recording here.

In 2003 Joseph Gitler founded Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, as a one-man volunteer operation, to respond to the paradox of growing hunger and poverty in Israel ...

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Against the odds: The Israeli Government lives to fight another day!

Thursday December 16

A personal view by Mosaic Reform member, Judith Bara

On June 13th 2021, a new government consisting of eight disparate parties was sworn into office by the outgoing President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin. It represented a coalition between centrist and centre-left parties, known as the ‘Change Bloc’ comprising Yesh Atid, Blue and White, Labour and Meretz, the recently created rightist parties Yamina and New Hope, as well as the veteran Yisrael Beiteinu and the Arab Joint List. Collectively (at that stage) they held sixty-four of the 120 Knesset seats. This had followed protracted and difficult negotiations, spearheaded by the Yesh Atid ...

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Congratulations to Anna Kislanski, new CEO of the IMPJ!

Thursday September 09

A Rosh Hashana Message from Yair Lootsteen

Chairperson of the Board of the Israel Reform Movement

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5782
September 6th, 2021

Dear Friends,

We’re starting this New Year with Especially Exciting News!!!!

A moment before entering the New Year I am thrilled, proud and particularly happy to announce that at the conclusion of a very serious and exhaustive search process, last Friday, September 3rd, the Executive Board of the Israel Reform Movement convened for an extraordinary meeting, together with the ...

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Resources for understanding the current situation in Israel

Thursday May 20

Rabbi Rachel Benjamin has put together a few resources that might be helpful for people in trying to understand the current situation in Israel (as at 20th May, 2021).

IMPJ Briefing on the Situation in Israel – May 13th 2021


Resources for Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, from Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Vice Rresident for Israel and Reform Zionism for the Union for Reform Judaism (in New York) and President of ARZA.


Solutions Not Sides aims to tackle Antisemitism, Islamophobia and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK.

The non-partisan programme has been formulated with the input of both Israelis and Palestinians as well as ...

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No Country for New Governments

Tuesday May 18

Here are the personal thoughts of Judith Bara of Mosaic Reform on the current situation In Israel.

We all have personal thoughts at this tragic time.

If you’d like to contribute articles about Israel please contact Israel matters at Mosaic

From: Judith Bara

I had hoped that by now I would have applauded the fact that for the first time in several elections Binyamin Netanyahu was no longer the prime minister of Israel and that a new coalition government of centre, moderate right and centre left parties was working on a policy agenda. This would not have detracted from the fact that ...

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Social Media Attacks on Teenagers and Students

Sunday May 16

We are aware that more and more children within our communities have been attacked on social media as a result of the events that are happening in Israel.

  1. If your child / student is in distress, or you know of someone who needs support then please encourage them to contact Rabbi Kathleen, Rabbi Natasha or Rabbi Rachel
  2. Please take a screenshot of any abuse they receive and report it to CST. All information how to do this is in this link:
  3. Finally, please encourage teenagers and students to join this RSY-Netzer event designed to support them on Wednesday.  ...

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2020 A Year in Turmoil in Israel. What Can We Expect in 2021?

Thursday January 28

Paul Gross, son of our member Jacqueline, spoke to us directly from Jerusalem on this subject.

Paul Gross made Aliyah at the end of 2007 having worked for two years in public affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London and prior to that completing a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, with responsibility for developing educational programming and public events in English at the national institute commemorating Israel’s sixth ...

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Thinking about Israel – Mosaic member’s views

Monday November 16

Jacqueline Gross shares her personal thoughts on the Covid situation in Israel below.  For more see Mosaic’s Israel webpage.  If you’d like to contribute to this series or take part in Israel discussions contact us.

Since we went into lockdown and the months went by, I noticed that I was becoming evermore introspective, just thinking about Covid-19 and what it was doing to my life and to my immediate circle of family and friends here in the UK.  I am sure I am not alone in this.

Yes, I had WhatsApp or FaceTime and Zoom with my ...

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