The European Union’s raison d’etre is to promote tolerance and protection to minorities. The European Union of Progressive Judaism recently opened an office in Brussels because it believed that the Union was taking strong action to fight anti-Semitism and promote Jewish life in Europe. Unfortunately, the European Court of Justice has upheld a ban on kosher and hallal slaughter in Belgium. This ruling represents a dangerous denial of religious freedom. It contradicts the European Union’s commitment to protecting fundamental human rights. We will continue to work with others to press the European Union to live up to its commitments.
Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church, sent a handwritten, personal message to Rabbi Sergio Bergman as a gesture of friendship and aimed at reaching across religions to connect everyone with his moving prayer for all of humankind – of every religion – to bask in brighter days ahead.
In December 2020 the South African Jewish Museum will open an exhibition on the history and role of Progressive (or Reform) Jews in South Africa. The exhibition has been developed by the SA Jewish Museum in conjunction with Irwin Manoim and is based on his forthcoming book Mavericks inside the Tent: The Progressive Jewish Movement in South Africa and its impact on the wider community.
The World Union joins together with the Israel Reform Movement (IMPJ), the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ, North America), and ARZENU-the International Federation of Reform Zionist Movements, to express our opposition to the appointment, which would go against the values of this institution, its important role in Israel and the world, and would be contrary to the central message at the heart of Holocaust memory and research into the worst disaster in the history of the Jewish people.
(Potsdam, Germany) – The Abraham Geiger College in the north gate building of the New Palace will be a European center for Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. “Our synagogue will be finished in March or April,” says Walter Homolka, Rector of the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, the training center for Jewish rabbis and cantors at the […]
WUPJ hosts and organizes seminars, lectures, activities, and other events all around the world.
|May 19-23 2021 Jerusalem, IL||
Connections 2021 | Together Facing our Jewish Future
Want to stay informed?
From breaking news to developing stories, WUPJnews will keep you informed with weekly bulletins about liberal Jewish communities in all corners of the globe.