LJY-Netzer is an ideological youth movement, committed to the ideals of Liberal Judaism, Reform Zionism, Tikkun Olam and Youth Empowerment. The core of what we believe is summed up in our Mission Statement (below), that was accepted by our Veidah (annual decision-making body). Please get in contact with the movement workers for more information here.
LJY-Netzer is a youth movement committed to the ideals of Liberal Judaism, Progressive Zionism, Youth Empowerment and Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World). We fulfill this commitment through informal education, hadracha (leadership) and informed decision-making.
We aim to create an environment in which people can develop their own Liberal Jewish identities. We therefore foster an equal and inclusive community in which each individual is valued and we use informal methods to educate our participants on Judaism so that they may forge that Jewish identity themselves. We engage in both creative and traditional forms of prayer to help our participants in this process.
As a Progressive Zionist youth movement we encourage our chaverim (members) to develop a personal relationship with Israel. We believe in the unique importance of Israel to the Jewish people and strongly support the existence of Medinat Israel (the State of Israel) and its development towards the ideals of its founders. We organise both short-term (1 month) and long-term (8 months) programmes in Israel for our members to participate in, as well as bringing a flavour of Israel to all our events through cultural experiences, working with Israeli nationals and the use of some Hebrew words.
We also strive to be active in our commitment to Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World) on all levels, from self (Tikkun Atzmi) to social action on a range of communal and global issues. This vision of Tikkun is inspired by our Liberal Jewish ideology.
LJY-Netzer is the youth movement of Liberal Judaism and provides a service for their synagogue youth. As an inclusive movement we welcome members from the wider Jewish world. We are also a branch of Netzer Olami, our progressive umbrella movement and one of the largest Zionist youth movements in the world, and affirm the Netzer Platform.
LJY-Netzer is a pro-feminist movement which supports the struggle for equal rights and opportunities for all sexes and genders. In our pursuit of liberation from prejudice and discrimination, we strive to recognise the experiences of all people and breakdown all forms of oppression. As a movement constantly striving for an inclusive environment, we believe feminism is fundamental to our ideology and it is our responsibility to avoid replicating the damaging and discriminatory norms of society by constantly empowering and educating our members.
We are a youth movement run for its members by its members. We provide an opportunity for creating strong Progressive Jewish identities, enjoying friendships, participating in stimulating events and having fun together.