Stepping into one’s power: how Rachel and Leah model female empowerment | Vayetze

While two women, Rachel and Leah, are central to this week’s Torah portion, it is not until the middle of the narrative, once they are…

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[PRAGUE] WUPJ Senior Vice Chair Sonja Guentner receives inaugural Isaac Mayer Wise Award

The Progressive Jewish community of Prague, Ec chajim, has awarded its first-ever Isaac Mayer Wise Award to the Senior Vice Chair of WUPJ and Co-Chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism. The award recognizes contributions to the development of the Progressive Jewish community of Ec chajim and the Renewal of Reform Judaism in the Czech Republic.

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The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Dow Marmur Z”L

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 […]

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[BELGIUM] Remembering Gilbert Lederman Z’L

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.

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Rabbi Sergio Bergman Makes First Visit to Europe as WUPJ President

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.

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WUPJ and EUPJ Launch Ukraine Emergency Support Program

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.

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