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10 Questions with Orit Shoshani, New Director of Shnat Netzer

What is your vision for Shnat?
We want to create bogrim who care for the Jewish people and play an active role in shaping it. I want to reach as many young progressive Jews as possible, and will work to make sure that chanichim from all around the world are included. It is very important for the shnatties to have a personal connection with the state of Israel and it’s people and work in cooperation with Noar Telem in Israel.

Update from Beit Shmuel: Cancellation of Conference by Ultra Orthodox Minister Makes Headlines

The World Union’s Beit Shmuel Conference Center in Jerusalem was recently scheduled to host a conference by Israel’s Ministry of Health. Within 24 hours of the conference’s scheduled opening, MK Yaakov Litzman, Minister of Health and member of the Ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, cancelled the conference because of its association with Reform Judaism. The […]

Standing Together in Prayer: Bet Shalom in Barcelona Responds

In their own words, Comunitat Jueva Bet Shalom emphatically condemn the attacks which took place in the cities of Barcelona and Cambrils, offers prayers for the victims and their families and expresses solidarity with the citizens and the institutions that represent them. Read their response from the heart of the city.

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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
International Humanitarian Award Dinner
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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