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Global Hope Coalition Award to Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur

MJLF Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur was chosen by the international foundation Global Hope Coalition  as one of five 2018 “Heroes Against Extremism and Intolerance”.  The award was made by Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, on 28 September, in the presence of heads of state and government present in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.   Delphine Horvilleur was the first rabbi to receive this global award.  Serge and Beate Klarsfeld were honoured in this way when these awards were first granted in 2016.

[INDONESIA] High Holidays 2018—Bali Style

This is an unusual travelogue for me.

The afternoon before Rosh Hashanah, I was eating lunch at a Balinese vegan food restaurant with a Frenchman.  He was telling me that he had put up a mezuzah on the door of his Balinese hotel room, when three lovely young Indonesian women, sisters from Jakarta, turn from their table and say, “I just couldn’t help but overhearing.  Shanah Tova!”

This year I volunteered to serve a small and unusual kehillah (community) in Bali, Indonesia.

[ASIA] Sukkot in Asia 5779

This year Sukkot was celebrated by WUPJ Communities across the Asian continent this year with much joy and in a uniquely Asian style. At the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong, their Sukkah frame survived the lashings of Typhoon Mangkhut which swept through the city before Yom Kippur. Luckily there was no s’kach covering on […]

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

Oct 19-21 2018 Odessa
Biennial of the Religious Union of Progressive Jewish Communities in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
Nov 15-18 2018 Melbourne, Australia
The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) Biennial Conference
Jan 24-27 2019 Singapore
Asia Progressive Judaism Summit: Jews in Asia 2019
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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