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Sunday, 25 November 2007

Update 22/11/07 New MRJ Newsletter, Mr. Gay Israel visit

Dear Members,
For your interest this week, we have a couple of slightly different
items to update about.

1. The Pluralist
Please find attached the new edition of the Pluralist, the news update
from the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC). IRAC is the public and
legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel (known as the Israel
Movement for Progressive Judaism). The centre puts forward Reform
Jewish values into the public sphere of Israeli society, on issues
including gay rights; gender issues; divorce; human rights etc. This
edition of The Pluralist gives a greater insight into the Keren B'Kavod
project that IRAC runs.
If you wish to subscribe to The Pluralist, there is a link at the bottom
of the newsletter attached, or click
http://rac.org/advocacy/irac/e-newsletter-subscribe/#cpr


2. Gesher Chai, the Reform Movement's new Israel newsletter

The Movement for Reform Judaism has recently published the first edition
of a their new monthly Israel newsletter. Joseph Millis, the editor of
the newsletter says in his introduction to the newsletter, '
Welcome to the first issue of Gesher Chai - Living Bridge - the Movement
for Reform Judaism's monthly Israel e-newsletter. This newsletter offers
a platform for deepening engagement with Israel as it celebrates its
60th anniversary – and beyond'.

To find the newsletter and subscribe please click on The Movement for
Reform Judaism's website to find out more.
MRJ Website


3. Israel Connect Event
Israel Connect is a group of young people from all over Europe, who wish
to take a proactive stand in support of Israel. Israel Connect organises
a series of social, cultural and educational events. In spite of the
barrage of attacks from the orthodox world, Israel Connect is hosting
Mr. Nathan Shaked, winner of Mr. Gay Isarel and Mr. Gay International.
Mr. Shaked will speaking about gay rights in Israel. As Progressive
Zionists, the value of equality extends beyond the realm of religious
expression to include sexual expression. We support this event and ask
you to please pass the details of the event around to those who you
think may be interested. The details are as follows:

Wednesday 28th November, at 8pm
Freedom Bar, 60-66 Wardour Street, Soho W1F OTA.

Please visit www.israelconnect.co.uk to find out more.
That's all for our update this week. Remember if there is anything
Israel-related going on in your community that you wish us to publicise
then please let us know. Alternatively if you have had an event that
you would like to tell people about please send us a report of the event
and we would be happy to let our members know of the great things going
on in the Progressive Communities all around the country.

Shabbat Shalom,
Charlie Gluckman and all at Pro Zion.

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