To Feel Joy, Do Joy! | Commentary on Sukkot

For many years, I had a plaque with a quote attributed to British writer, Vivian Greene. It read:  Life is not about waiting for the…

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[Prague] The Return of a Czech Torah Scroll

On September 27 the Czech Torah Scroll MST#1052 from the historic collection of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST) will be allocated to the Progressive Jewish Community of Prague Ec chajim, whose Rabbi David Maxa will receive it from Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Chairman of the MST, in Vlastenecký sál of Prague’s Karolinum, the seat of Charles University.

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[FRANCE] When Leadership is From the Heart: Tamar and ARZENU Young Leadership Seminar

More than 60 young adults from the global Progressive movement from 14 countries came together for a weekend of learning, networking, sharing and growing together in Marseilles, France. The seminar was sponsored by both the WZO and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, Arzenu and Tamar Olami. We were generously hosted by Union Liberale Israelite de France (ULIF), Communite de Marseille for our opening event on Thursday evening, where we enjoyed a meal, and some TED Talks about innovation, political homelessness and veganism in Israel.

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[GERMANY] Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein Meets with Jewish Leaders

Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein, President of the World Union, met with the board of the Union of  Progressive Jews in Germany, spoke at a reception of the Union in his honor on Saturday and was the guest of honor of the gala dinner on the occasion of the annual general meeting of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, addressing its delegates (orthodox and reform) as the only speaker.

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