Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah aims to forge a sector of Judaism that successfully integrates a halachic lifestyle with active engagement in Israeli society. By confronting the questions that face Orthodox Jews in the ever-evolving Israeli state, the movement hopes to revitalize religious life while promoting a moderate worldview. On a national level, our goal is to strengthen values of tolerance, equality, and social responsibility, influencing Israel’s Jewish and democratic character.
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah focuses on:
- Reinforcing values of democracy, social responsibility, and Torah in Israel’s religious educational institutions.
- Promoting a thoughtful, tolerant, and engaged public discourse.
- Making Israel’s religious services and institutions more open, accessible, and democratic.
To accomplish this, the movement publishes journals and policy papers, organizes conferences and events, cultivates leadership, and is active in the spheres of politics, law, and communications. Our partners in this endeavor are hundreds of dedicated volunteers – men and women, young and old, rabbis and academics – all of whom wish to help advance modern religious life under the banner of Torah and Avodah.
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah’s staff consists of 16 board members (all volunteers), an executive director, organization coordinator, journal editor, spokesperson, and project managers. This unique team’s diversity is what allows the organization to reach so many different sectors in Israeli society.
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah has, for decades, been at the forefront of the Religious Zionist community as it confronts challenges big and small in the Jewish state. We have worked with issues like conversion, mikvah, religious education, gender equality, army enlistment, integration of general and religious studies, social justice, appointment of rabbis, and more. Many of these initial efforts have later become organizations in their own right. We are proud to be on the front lines, ensuring that the community’s values are not supplanted by insularity and extremism.
We invite you to join our ranks, helping to strengthen tolerance and mutual responsibility and making Judaism a uniting force rather than a source of separation and division.