Tag Archives: Ameinu

Chance to Learn and to Help: Syrian Children Treated in Israel

4 (with transparent backgruond)

Chance to Learn and to Help: Syrian Children Treated in Israel   Dear Friends, With just one day left in the campaign to support the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat (Israel) and its program to treat critically ill and injured Syrian kids, I am writing to ask you to give whatever you can today. This campaign is a short two-month effort by the interfaith Project Rozana USA, which will make a real difference on the ground — both for the children being treated and by creating …

Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Chance to Learn and to Help: Syrian Children Treated in Israel

Netanyahu Government Does Not Trump Zionist Principles

New York (June 26, 2017) – Gideon Aronoff, CEO of Ameinu, North America’s largest grassroots progressive Zionist movement, released the following statement of protest denouncing yesterday’s decision by the Netanyahu government to renege on a compromise deal for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. As declared in the Jerusalem Program, the ideological foundation of Zionism, Ameinu is committed to “strengthening Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and democratic …

Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Netanyahu Government Does Not Trump Zionist Principles

Progressive Zionism’s Call to Action


In the 100 days that I have been at Ameinu I have been deeply impressed with the energy and passion of the organization’s leadership — as well as activists around North America and partners in Israel — who see Ameinu as a profound expression of their Judaism. Particularly compelling for me is the forthright way that Ameinu, the embodiment of the Labor Zionist movement’s hundred year history, wrestles with— and seeks to live – its identity as Progressive Zionists in the …

Posted in Letters from the Leadership | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Progressive Zionism’s Call to Action

Ameinu Australia Featured in Leading Jewish Blog

ameinu OZ featured

Editor’s note: In June Ameinu President Kenneth Bob visited Australia as an international speaker at Limmud Oz and to participate in Ameinu Australia’s inaugural conference. Below is an article by Johnny Baker, Ameinu Australia’s president, that appears on the leading Australian Jewish blog, Galus Australis. Johnny introduces Ameinu to the readers, describing their position and role in their Jewish community. We are happy to share his words with you. Ameinu Counteracts the …

Posted in Letters From Leadership | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Ameinu Hires Gideon Aronoff As CEO; Former HIAS President Will Expand Agenda of Social Justice and Progressive Zionist Advocacy

Media Advisory: New York, NY, July 9, 2013 CONTACT: Hiam Simon 212 366-1194, hiam@ameinu.net Ameinu, the leading grassroots progressive Zionist organization in North America, today announced the selection of Gideon Aronoff as the organization’s chief executive officer. Aronoff most recently was President and CEO of HIAS, the American Jewish community’s international migration agency, where he oversaw service and advocacy partnerships with over 50 local Jewish communities and global programs …

Posted in | Tagged | Leave a comment

Are Jewish Non-Profits Targeted by IRS Over Ties to Israel?

Strongarm Tactics? IRS official Daniel Wurfel testifies about claims that conservative groups were targeted for extra scrutiny. Some Jewish groups believe they were also targeted over their ties to Israel.

  WASHINGTON — As the Internal Revenue Service reels from revelations that it targeted Tea Party groups’ tax-exempt applications for extra scrutiny, Jewish groups from the left and right are seeking to draw attention to a less noticed reality they say they face: Groups with ties to Israel seem to be drawing extra IRS scrutiny, too.Several Jewish not-for-profit organizations have faced extensive questioning on their ties to Israel when applying for tax-exempt status, the Forward has …

Posted in | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ameinu Supports President Obama’s Call for Security and Peace for Israel and Palestine

Ameinu, the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in North America, wishes to thank President Obama for his eloquent and powerful speech to young Israelis that he made in Jerusalem yesterday. “President Obama has proven once again that the United States’ commitment to Israel is unshakable,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “Given the public voice of support that was sounded, Ameinu calls upon the government of Israel to heed the President’s call to …

Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The AIPAC Disconnect


A visitor to the AIPAC website, http://www.aipac.org/ will find in the mission statement, “AIPAC’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel”; under the rubric of shared values, “And both have evolved into democracies that respect the rule of law, the will of voters and the rights of minorities.   Similarly, like the United States… Israel has an independent judicial system, which protects the rights of individuals….” That Israel is a …

Posted in Letters From Leadership | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Ameinu Welcomes Labor Party’s Proposed Bill on Refugees

press release feature image

Ameinu, the leading North American progressive Zionist membership organization, expresses its support for the bill, put forward last week in Israel’s Knesset by the Labor Party, which would require Israel to define the status of refugees and determine the number of refugees it can accept. “This law would be a positive first step for Israel to help the nearly 60,000 African migrants within its borders,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “For nearly a decade, Israel has …

Posted in Letters From Leadership | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Room for All Voices in the Zionist Tent


by Zoe Jick, special to Israel Campus Beat For the past two years, I have been lucky to work with a variety of college Hillels, student groups and individuals whose voices comprise the vibrant discussion about Israel that is happening on campuses throughout North America. My job propelled me onto the front lines of campus debate about Israel. My responsibilities at the World Zionist Organization include researching and creating Zionist educational content for college campuses and facilitating …

Posted in Personal Stories of Zionism, Israel and Progressive Identity | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments