Leadership & Staff
The World Union for Progressive Judaism is led by a team of diverse, dedicated individuals around the world who are committed to pursuing and realizing the World Unionís mission together.
Our leadership comprises rabbis, educators and congregation officials as well as young people, from their teens through their twenties, who are the leaders of tomorrow. The World Union also works in close cooperation with leaders of major organizations of Reform and liberal Judaism in the United States and worldwide.
Representatives from dozens of countries sit on our International Assembly, the World Unionís legislative body, ensuring that the organizationís objectives are fulfilled. The Executive Board and Management Committee are the organizational bodies that oversee policy and operational efficiency.
At the helm of the World Union is:
Michael Grabiner, Chairman
Michael Grabiner represents the WUPJ on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel. He is also Chair of Governors of JCoSS, the first pluralist Jewish High School in the UK.
Michael was formerly Chair of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism, Chair of the UK Jewish Film Festival, a Governor of Leo Baeck College and a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Jewish Leadership Council. He is currently Chair of Partnerships for Schools which is the UK Governmentís delivery agency for capital investment in schools .He was a Partner at Apax Partners LLP from 2002-2009 and was previously Chief Executive of Energis plc and Director BT Europe.
Michael has also held non executive directorships on company boards in France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA. Michael is a member of Finchley Reform Synagogue in London.