“There’s room for all opinions. Through dialogue and study, we can learn about our differences and prevent them from developing into conflicts between us.” —Rabbi Mikie Goldstein, Rehovot, Israel
Building bridges within the Jewish family is a core value of The Jewish Agency—and by promoting an "all are welcome" view on Judaism in Israel, our Religious Streams Funding does this at a foundational level. Since religion and politics is inseparable in Israel, we believe it's important every movement and stream of Judaism has a place at the table when it comes to receiving government funding, enjoying legal recognition of life events, and influencing civic policy. Having choices strengthens Judaism. Promoting pluralism opens doors. Celebrating diverse forms of religious expression fosters understanding between Jewish communities in our homeland and beyond.