Shana Tova UíMetukah: High Holy Day Greetings from World Union for Progressive Judaism President Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander and Chair Carole Sterling
At this holiest time of the year for the Jewish people, we pause to reflect and commit ourselves to making 5777 a brighter and more peaceful year.
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In Paris recently Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, proclaimed that there is no future for Jews in France. We disagree! The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish life in France remains vital and vibrant. Our new camp outside Paris welcomed over 120 campers this summer. This is just a small example of the work we do to strengthen the future of Jewish life.
As a matter of fact, over 3,000 Jewish youth attended WUPJ Netzer camps around the globe. Our camps in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine were filled to capacity with more than 1,000 campers. Knowing the transformative nature of the summer camp experience, we must make sure that hundreds more will have this opportunity each summer.
We could not sustain these initiatives and dreams without your help. We encourage you to support our sacred work with a meaningful gift to help transform the present and future lives of Jews around the world.
From our families to yours, we wish you a new year filled with possibility, hope, good health and shalom.
Rabbi Daniel Freelander Carole Sterling