It is with deep sadness that the World Union for Progressive Judaism shares the news of the passing on last Shabbat in Herzliya, Israel, of Ruth Cohen z”l, one of our greatest lay leaders and much-loved friend of the World Union and our global Movement.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism mourn with deep sorrow the passing of Rabbi Dow Marmur Z”L, former President of the World Union (1999-2001). Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple, in Toronto, Canada, he was born in Poland in 1935 and spent the years of World War II in the Soviet Union before returning to […]
A prominent leader in Belgian Progressive Judaism that oversaw the cooperation and coming together of our two communities in Brussels, Lederman was also a significant figure in the EUPJ and the World Union, including as a member of their Executive Boards.
In the first of a series of updates, WUPJ/EUPJ leadership and guests briefed donors on Ukraine Crisis Fund priorities, initiatives, and impact in the region, and answered questions.
In Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, Visits with Ukraine Crisis Fund Beneficiaries, and Talks to Ensure Vitality of Region’s Progressive Jewish Communities. Joining Rabbi Bergman will be Sonja Guentner, Chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism, which is coordinating his visit, and Andrew Keene, a member of WUPJ’s Management Committee.
[UKRAINE EMERGENCY SUPPORT] Project donates clothing, toiletries and suitcases to people who are starting a new life
Project ‘Suitcases of Love’, supported by the World Union and the EUPJ, donates clothing, toiletries and suitcases from the USA to refugees who need it in Poland.
The Executive Board of the European Union for Progressive Judaism, upon recommendation of the EUPJ Management Committee, has welcomed the Jewish Community of Liberec as a full member to the European and global Jewish Progressive family.
The application of WUPJ’s Ukraine Crisis Fund will be made in direct aid and support of the WUPJ / EUPJ Ukraine Emergency Support program, which executive committee is chaired by Carole Sterling, WUPJ Chair, and Rabbi Igor Zinkov of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, on behalf of the European Union for Progressive Judaism.
[EUROPE] Twenty-six Students from Communities in Fourteen Countries Graduate from Baalei Tefillah Europe 2021
The pioneering and innovative programme offered by the European Union for Progressive Judaism trains lay leaders to lead prayers for Progressive congregations around the continent.
In response to the ruling allowing for laws, passed in the regions of Flanders and Wallonia, that contain no religious exemptions but that bar the slaughter of animals without prior stunning – stunning that violates ritual slaughtering rules in both Jewish laws of kashrut and (ritual slaughtering) and Muslim laws of halal.