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Tisha B’Av and the Nation-State Law

The Nation-State basic law passed by the Knesset this week comes dangerously close to declaring Jewish superiority.  We are grateful to those who lobbied the members of the Knesset, and are relieved by some of the amendments to the original drafts of the law; but we remain concerned that the bill gives special rights to Jews that are not guaranteed to all citizens of the State of Israel. 

A Message from a Fellow Traveler

Are you aware of the many opportunities that our global Reform Movement provides for all of us?  Because your congregation is part of the larger Reform Community, you belong to the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) here in North America or a similar national organization and to the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) connecting Jews around the world.  Our new Find a Community app – currently in app stores for iPhone and Android users – gives you all the information you need to find a Reform Congregation anywhere from Wheeling, West Virginia here in the USA to Warsaw Poland, or even from Buenos Aires to Budapest.

[Jerusalem] Reflections on the Wilkenfeld International Women’s Leadership Seminar

Recently, I was privileged to participate in the WUPJ – WRJ Wilkenfeld International Women’s Leadership Seminar at Beit Shmuel, headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, in Jerusalem. This intense and intimate learning experience, conceived of and endowed by WRJ Past President Dolores Wilkenfeld, brings together Reform and Progressive Jewish women from different parts […]

[KOREA] The APJ Young Professionals Shabbaton in Seoul

Just a few days after the much-vaunted Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, the latest Asia Progressive Judaism Shabbaton was held in the South Korean capital, Seoul. All the overseas participants were keen to hear from the locals their view on what had just happened, and the latter did not hold back. The Shabbaton began with a […]

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

Apr 26-29 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
Regeneration – Building the Future, EUPJ Biennial
Jun 22 2018 Notingham, UK
Movement for Reform Judaism Chagigah 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 01 2018 St Johns Hotel, Solihull, UK
Liberal Judaism Biennial
Jul 08-15 2018 Germany
Danube Jewish Heritage River Cruise
Jul 12-22 2018 Jerusalem, Israel
The Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators
Aug 02-04 2018 Recife, Brazil
Opção ou Ancestralidade – como se fazer judeu? | Choice or Ancestry – how to become a Jew? | The 6th Biennial Conference of the Union del Judaísmo Reformista (UJR-AmLat)
Nov 15-18 2018 Melbourne, Australia
The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) Biennial Conference
Feb 07-17 2019 Mercaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel
The Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership

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