ARZA Clergy Council המועצה הרבנית של ארצה
What is ARZA's Clergy Council?
ARZA's Clergy Council is dedicated to strengthening Zionism within the Reform Movement. We strive to build a connection between Reform Jews and Israel that is strong, nuanced, and reinforces each person's Jewish identity.
By establishing a network of Rabbis and Cantors, we cultivate partners in creating content and disseminating a Reform Zionist ideology throughout our movement. The ARZA Clergy Council works to bring a sense of connectedness and engagement with Israel, its people, and specifically our Reform counterparts in the Jewish State.
Membership in the Clergy Council is as follows:
Clergy Council Haver/a – $500
Basic Clergy Council Membership – $360,
Recent Graduates of HUC-JIR (first 3 years) and Retired Rabbis or Cantors - $180
The Clergy Council is co-chaired by
Rabbi Judy Schindler and Rabbi Rob Nosanchuck
Benefits of Clergy Council Membership:
As a member of ARZA's Clergy Council, you receive and lend support in deepening the place of Israel and Zionism in your clerical post.
A. Professional Development:
ARZA provides webinars and briefings that range across a wide array of topics from politics to Torah/Text to culture and organizing – all connected to Israel. We will provide high level and unique content for rabbis and cantors with the goal of enhancing your own learning and providing you with translatable and useful material.
B. Mentoring and Partnership:
ARZA creates opportunities for cross-generational rabbinical and cantorial sharing so that newer colleagues and more experienced colleagues gain perspectives from one another. Israel tends to be approached somewhat differently by different generations and by those with more or less exposure to the political-security organizations supporting Israel and rallying rabbis and cantors to their cause. The relationships cultivated here will provide a nuanced and broad perspective on the state of Israel.
ARZA requires a commitment to contributing to ARZA's “Iyyunim: Reflections on Judaism, Zionism and Israel” with an annual contribution of one ARZA/IMPJ/IRAC/Israel programmatic/educational material, sermon or article.
This commitment ensures exposure to ARZA’s materials and to one another's sources, encounters, texts, ideas, and thoughts.