Federation Applauds Israeli Government Creation of Permanent Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall
The Jewish Federation applauds Israel’s historic decision last Sunday to create a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. It is also an historic acknowledgement by the Israeli government of the Reform and Conservative religious streams. This decision makes Judaism’s holiest site a place that welcomes and incorporates the diversity of Jewish religious practices taking place in many parts of the world.
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest has been at the forefront of promoting religious equality and pluralism for the past 20 years. Through our Global Connections work we have supported and partnered with multiple organizations working for religious pluralism and women’s equality in Israel. We have also worked closely with and applaud the leadership of the Jewish Agency for Israel and Jewish Federation of North America who have been the strong voices in the halls of the Knesset to work toward the unity of all Jewish people in Israel.
This decision shows the power of what Jewish people living within and outside Israel can do together across the world when we work together – One Wall for One People.
Click here to read “Compromise at Western Wall is greeted with a ‘hallelujah’” article in the New Jersey Jewish News.