Reform Aliyah

-A new documentary focuses on American Jews who visit Israel, “the type of American Jew for whom support of Israel is not a foregone conclusion.� (The Jerusalem Post)

-A look at the very small but growing number of Reform Jews making aliyah. (Haaretz)

-A look at Liran Avisar Gazit, a former commander in the Israel Defense Force and the Jewish Agency for Israel’s first “shlichat aliyahâ€? to the Reform movement. (Jewish Exponent)

-A look at Israel gap year programs (for a year between high school and college), whose participants are increasingly non-Orthodox. (Jewish Journal)

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