Issue #520 - An Abbreviated Summer Issue
August 27 2015 / 12 Elul 5775
We wanted to update you on several staff changes within the WUPJ family that took place over the summer.
Naomi Smook has joined us as Director of Advancement. She comes to the WUPJ after years of experience at the American Friends of Hebrew University, Jewish Theological Seminary and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Shira Kestenbaum has relocated to New York where she will serve as WUPJ Special Project coordinator. Shira had served as office manager in our Jerusalem office since 2009. Shimrit Levy became office manager of our Jerusalem office in July.
Ruti Kaplan has left Beit Shmuel where she has served as General Manager since 2009. The WUPJ family would like to thank her for all the hard work over the years and wish her good luck in her new adventure.
VIDEO: Celebrating with the IMPJ: An interview with Rabbi Nir Barkin of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
Rabbi Steve Burnstein, Director of the WUPJ's Anita Saltz International Education Center, recently spoke with Rabbi Nir Barkin of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism on a wide range of issues including current happenings and plans for the High Holidays.
November 5, 2015 - International Humanitarian Award Dinner Honouring Rabbi Lenny Thal & Installation of Rabbi Daniel Freelander, URJ Biennial Conference, Orlando, Florida
November 8–12, 2015 - Southern Jewish Civil Rights Experience, Atlanta, Georgia - For Registration Please Click Here