For Rebecca Schwab, senior advisor to the Midwest board of Young Judea, the lack of Israel engagement on college campuses is one of the primary challenges facing Zionist youth movements in America.
The buzzword these days for those in charge of improving Israel’s image is “beyond the conflict.”
The Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) easily won elections for the American slate to the World Zionist Organization's 35th Congress of the Jewish People.
ARZA took home just over 38 percent of the 75,686 votes cast, garnering it 55 delegates to the June congress in Israel. ARZA's victory "demonstrates that our message -- love of Israel, devotion to Zionist ideals and commitment to policies of moderation and religious pluralism in the Jewish state -- has become the dominant voice of American Zionism," said Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.