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Welcome, Elliot B. Karp!

We are delighted to have Elliot B. Karp join our team as Chief Development Officer for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Elliot brings over 40 years of experience working with numerous Jewish organizations in leadership roles such as CEO of Hillels of Georgia, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, and Chief Development Officer for Onward Israel. His […]

We welcome and congratulate WUPJ’s new Chair, Phyllis Dorey

Phyllis Dorey, a longtime leader within the Progressive Jewish Movement in Australia and globally, was installed as WUPJ’s new chair. Dorey is the first Australian to serve as WUPJ chair, succeeding Carole Sterling of Canada, who has served since 2015.  “I commit myself to all of our partners and friends in the WUPJ to working together to […]

WUPJ Connections 2023 | Rabbi Sergio Bergman Keynote Address

President Rabbi Sergio Bergman committed the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) to inclusivity, innovation and grassroots community leadership in his keynote speech at Connections 2023. Addressing more than 250 Progressive Jewish leaders attending from around the world, he described a vision of WUPJ as a connector that supports and empowers Progressive Jewish communities as […]

Wrapping up Connections 2023

Connections 2023, our WUPJ biennial in Jerusalem, is now over. But the connections made and renewed — all energizing and empowering our communities across the globe — will seed opportunity and growth for our Progressive Movement far into the future.    “It was a chance to dream together, to learn from each other, to celebrate […]

Netzer Olami has a new leadership

Last week, all of the snifim (branches) voted for the new Netzer Olami Hanhagah and we are super excited to announce that Beatriz Rubinsztain (Avanhandava – Brazil), Naomi Tamir (Netzer UPJ – Germany) and Vicky Richards (Netzer Australia) will all be a part of the Netzer Olami Hanhagah!

Upcoming Events


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

May 03-11 2023 Jerusalem and Haifa, Israel
Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership
May 03-06 2023 Jerusalem, Israel
WUPJ Connections 2023

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From breaking news to developing stories, WUPJ Progressive World News will keep you informed with weekly bulletins about liberal Jewish communities in all corners of the globe.