Explaining ARZA may take a few more lines. From their webpage:
ARZA strengthens and enriches the Jewish identity of Reform Jews in the United States by ensuring that a connection with Eretz Yisrael is a fundamental part of that identity.
ARZA develops support for and strengthens the Reform movement in Israel and promotes advocacy for a Jewish, pluralistic, just and democratic society in the State of Israel.
ARZA links the people and institutions of the Reform Movements in Israel and the United States, informed by a love of Israel and a belief in K’lal Yisrael – Jewish peoplehood.
ARZA works in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), and their affiliates. ARZA represents United States Reform Jews in national and international Zionist organizations.
|Rabbi Josh Weinberg|
How does this all blend into Friday Night Live you ask. We will be singing Israeli songs and of course every t'filah mentions Israel and we will try and point that out to you. Adam and his band have always been able to take us to a wonderful spiritual place and I know that Friday night they will take us to Israel as well. I know you will enjoy coming out to pray with Adam and his band this Friday night at
7:30 pm at Lakeside. Early Shabbat Shalom and I hope to see everyone tomorrow night.