The passage of legislation in the Knesset this week to effect judicial reform undercuts the independence of Israel’s judiciary and represents a grave threat to Israel’s democracy, its citizens, and the Jewish people worldwide. The outcome of this divisive legislation threatens to remove protections for Israel’s minorities, endangers its status as a vibrant democracy, […]
[ISRAEL] “Israel is for ALL the Jewish people.” Rabbi Sergio Bergman joins protests against Israel’s far-right coalition Government
Progressive Jews around the world, including WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman, came together this weekend to voice their opposition to Israel’s far-right coalition Government and its assault on the country’s legal system. He was one of the 40,000 people protesting in Tel Aviv last Saturday night.
The State of Israel and the world’s Jewish Diaspora communities have a relationship built on a common history and shared values. The reality of a ruling coalition in Israel that will include dozens of Knesset members who freely express racist, homophobic and anti-democratic beliefs is frightening and is an anathema to Progressive Judaism. It has […]
We yearn for the day when religious freedom, equality, and pluralism for all Israeli citizens are recognized by the Israeli government as the fundamental Jewish values that they are.
[ISRAEL] Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai receives WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman
Rabbi Bergman met with the Israeli minister to reinforce their mutual commitment to a plural Judaism, and to talk about how their work through technical teams and educational programs can help achieve that goal.
On the first day of Israel’s 36th government, Rabbi Sergio Bergman, WUPJ President, shares his reflections on the impact of this moment on our global movement.
MK Yair Lapid, Israel’s Opposition Leader, has told a global gathering of Progressive and Reform Jews how he will fight for their rights and their voice in Israel and beyond.
Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog will be the 11th president of the State of Israel after he received 87 votes from MKs in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum. It was the largest victory in any presidential election in Israel’s history.