It is with profound sadness that the World Union for Progressive Judaism reaches out to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh to send its condolences. We stand with you. We share your pain and shock. Please find resources from across our regions and way you can stand in solidarity against anti-Semitism.
On October Monday October 15th, the World Union, and its partners in the Institute for Modern Jewish Studies – Russian State University, Abraham Geiger Kolleg, and Potsdam University – came together to dedicate and open the Frances Aaron Hess Memorial Library at the Institute.
The World Union was honored to host and sponsor a festive evening honoring the volunteers from Project Yadayim “Hands-On” on October 7, 2018 at Beit Shmuel.
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.
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.
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 09-11 2018 Brussels||
Shabbaton in Brussels with the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ)
|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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