A key aspect of arzenu’s mission is to train our international leadership with a special focus on young adult leadership and empowerment of women. We do this work through our own leadership programs as well as in partnership with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), the young adult movement Tamar and the international youth movement Netzer Olami.
We firmly believe that unless we invest in our young leadership our movement cannot succeed in the future. The World Zionist Organization requires that one third of delegates are under the age of 35. But we think just bringing young people along is not good enough. Our young adult leadership programs exist to inspire them to want to be engaged.
Gender equality is a key value of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Judaism. Sadly, the Zionist movement is far too often dominated by male voices. Our women’s leadership programs bring more women into the Zionist arena of the National Institutions.