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The World Union Mourns the Passing of Betty Golomb z”l

January 15, 2019 – It is with deep sadness that the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) shares the news of the passing, today, of Betty Golomb, our much-loved visionary leader and philanthropist who helped ensure the future of Progressive Judaism worldwide. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday morning, January 16th at Central Synagogue in New York City.

[Belarus] Netzer Hosts A Whale of a Good Time in Winter Camp

December may have been cold, but Netzer FSU hosted 11 children and young adult counselors for a holiday break that warmed their hearts. Camp Three Whales, as it was called, welcomed 11 participants ages 7-13 years old and counselors, ages 14-23, for a multi-day activity framework replete with informal and formal educational activities, recreational outings and Shabbat services.

[HONG KONG] UJC Members Give Back to the Hong Kong Community on Mitzvah Day

Over 160 members of The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong (UJC) rolled up their sleeves for “hands-on Tikkun Olam” during the “UJC Make a Miracle Mitzvah Day” on December 9. The day began with breakfast at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre to awaken spirits with shakshuka and songs. Congregants then ventured out to locations around Hong Kong to volunteer at charities and non-profit organizations.

[GLOBAL] 2018 Summer Camp Roundup

A lifetime of Jewish connections in one summer! The WUPJ 2018 Youth Camping Report highlights the impact of our international camping movement throughout the world, featuring statistics and locations of summer camps, counselors in key countries around the world!

The World Union Mourns a Legend and Leader for our Global Movement

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gerard Daniel at the age of 102, on Friday, December 14th. 

Gerry served as President of the WUPJ from 1980-1988. His legacy of leadership and vision blesses us to this very day. He and his wife Ruth were lifelong builders of Reform Judaism, as you can read in the reflection shared by Rabbi Meir Azari here. 

His leadership changed the landscape of Reform Judaism in Israel. During his tenure as World Union President, Gerry partnered with WUPJ Executive Director Rabbi Dick Hirsch to design, fund and construct Beit Shmuel, the World Union’s headquarters in Jerusalem.

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

Jan 24-27 2019 Singapore
Asia Progressive Judaism Summit: Jews in Asia 2019
Jan 30 2019 Virtual Webinar
WRJ Women Act: Learn How Reform Jewish Values Are Represented at the United Nations
Feb 07-17 2019 Mercaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel
The Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership
May 03-11 2019 Spain
World Union Jewish Music Cruise on the Iberian Peninsula
Dec 11-15 2019 Chicago, IL
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial Conference

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