Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) is the single largest supporter of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). Monmouth Reform Temple is a supporting congregation of ARZA.
The organization’s mission focusses on women’s rights, gender equality, religious equality and peace. Its vision is for a just, equal and pluralistic future for Israel. Rabbi Marc Kline is a member of the National ARZA Board of Directors.
ARZA provides educational materials about Israel and Zionism for Reform congregations and assists in bringing Reform Jews to Israel. The organization strengthens and enriches the Jewish identity of Reform Jews in the United States by ensuring that a connection with Eretz Yisrael is a fundamental part of that identity. The strength of ARZA within the World Zionist Congress ensures that the liberal Judaism that ARZA represents can be a strong influence, moving forward, in Israel’s national institutions.
Many members of Monmouth Reform Temple respond to the recommendation of a voluntary contribution of $36 per year to ARZA and a $10 contribution to World Union for Progressive Judaism.
Further information about ARZA may be found at www.arza.org.