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[Belarus] Solemnity and Solidarity at the March of Remembrance in Grodno

On March 18, more than 200 members of the Jewish communities as well as representatives of Christian congregations, non-governmental organizations, diplomats, schoolchildren, students, foreign visitors and residents of Grodno gathered at “March of Remembrence” in Grodno to honor the memory of Grodno ghetto demolition that happened 75 years ago. The event began with prayer led […]

Reflections on Impact: The Beutel Leadership Seminar in Jerusalem, February 2018

  In February, there were 10 intense days of activities, with hands-on classes on the streets of Israel. The 18 participants, representing 13 different countries (Brazil, Australia, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Canada, England and Germany) also had intense debates about topics proposed by the Beutel Seminar for Jewish Reform […]

[ARGENTINA] Up and Running: Reform Rabbinic Training Program Begins in Latin America

With the impressive number of 19 students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Spain, the IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR) began the classes of its first year of operation, after 18 months of intense planning by its founding partners: the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the WUPJ-Latin America, Fundación Judaica, and Centro de […]

[BELARUS] Gomel, Belarus Celebrates Purim – PHOTO GALLERY

This past week, the National Belorussian Jewish School – Atikva in Gomel, Belarus hosted a conference on pedagogy in formal Jewish education. Take a look below to experience the conference first hand and learn how a Jewish day school in Belarus celebrates Purim. The opening ceremony of the conference, featuring a performance by some of […]

[HONG KONG] Welcoming Jews on the Frontiers at the Asian Progressive Jewish Summit

Twenty representatives of six Asian Progressive communities met in Hong Kong in late January for the 2018 Asian Progressive Jewish Summit, and were joined by World Union leaders Carole Sterling, Chair, and Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander, President. Delegates from Shanghai, Singapore, Myanmar, Bali, Tokyo and Hong Kong were joined by Rabbi Fred Morgan, Regional Rabbi […]

Upcoming Events


WUPJ hosts and organizes seminars, lectures, activities, and other events all around the world.

Apr 26-29 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
Regeneration – Building the Future, EUPJ Biennial
May 10-13 2018 South Africa
SAUPJ Biennial
Jun 01-02 2018 Kibbutz Shefayim
Israel Reform Movement Biennial
Jun 22 2018 Notingham, UK
Movement for Reform Judaism Chagigah 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 01 2018 St Johns Hotel, Solihull, UK
Liberal Judaism Biennial
Jul 08-15 2018 Germany
Danube Jewish Heritage River Cruise
Jul 12-22 2018 Jerusalem, Israel
The Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators
Nov 15-18 2018 Melbourne, Australia
The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) Biennial Conference

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