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Promoting a Shared Society in Israel: Jews and Arabs Working Together

On the fifth of the Hebrew month of Iyar, 5708 (May 14, 1948), the leaders of the newly established State of Israel signed a Declaration of Independence. … Almost 70 years later, the State of Israel still struggles to balance its Jewish and democratic character – to remain committed to its Jewish values while at the same time remembering that those values obligate it to treat those who are not Jewish as equals.

How a Visit to an Amsterdam Synagogue Changed Our Entire Vacation

What does it mean to be part of a global Jewish community? For many of us, the concept can be difficult to truly grasp. My father, sisters, and I recently had the chance to understand a little more about it, though, during our recent visit to the Progressive/Liberal Jewish Community of Amsterdam (LJG) when we met in […]

Leo Baeck College Makes History as Seven New Rabbis are Ordained

Seven new European Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College, including the first ever Spanish born Progressive rabbi. Six of the rabbis will serve Reform communities. Rabbi Haim Casas will make history when he returns home to begin work in communities in Spain, as well as France and Switzerland. He was one of the […]

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

Jul 13-23 2017 Jerusalem, Israel
The Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators
Dec 06-10 2017 Boston, MA
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial Conference
Dec 07 2017 Boston Marriott Copley Place
WUPJ & WRJ International Humanitarian Award Tribute Dinner & Concert
Feb 15-25 2018 Mercaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel
The Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership
Feb 17-24 2018 Caribbean Cruise
Igniting the Musical Jewish Soul
Nov 15-18 2018 Melbourne, Australia
The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) Biennial Conference

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