Connections 2023, our WUPJ biennial in Jerusalem, is now over. But the connections made and renewed — all energizing and empowering our communities across the globe — will seed opportunity and growth for our Progressive Movement far into the future. “It was a chance to dream together, to learn from each other, to celebrate […]
Last week, all of the snifim (branches) voted for the new Netzer Olami Hanhagah and we are super excited to announce that Beatriz Rubinsztain (Avanhandava – Brazil), Naomi Tamir (Netzer UPJ – Germany) and Vicky Richards (Netzer Australia) will all be a part of the Netzer Olami Hanhagah!
The deadline to apply to the 2023 Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership has been extended for one week to February 17. If you aspire to grow and solidify your leadership within Progressive Judaism the Beutel Seminar will equip you with the skills, network, knowledge and perspective.
In a hybrid talk at Boston College, in the USA, Rabbi Bergman spoke about many of the Pope’s ground-breaking projects in their native Argentina including around interfaith dialogue, environmentalism and remembering the Holocaust.
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.
Nominations are now open until 30 January for positions on both the Governing Board and the Leadership Council, for the next 3-year cycle. We invite nominations of individuals across the spectrum of ages, genders, Jewish backgrounds, and languages. You may nominate yourself or someone you believe would be a great fit for WUPJ.
[LATIN AMERICA] IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education ordains first cohort in Argentina
In a moving ceremony at Buenos Aires’ Mishkán synagogue on December 15, the IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR) ordained its first class of rabbis. The new ordinees come from Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
This year’s seminars took place in Israel from July 5-14 in line with the theme “Startup Progressive Jewish Leadership: From Vision to Reality”. They gathered day school teachers, rabbis, religious school directors, community leaders, and community directors to learn together, form collaborative relationships and strengthen the bonds of friendship that all Israel is responsible for one another.
[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.
The World Union mourns the passing of our dedicated leader, long-time supporter, and dear friend, Paula Edelstein, Z”L, following a long and brave battle with illness. Paula was an advocate and pioneer for Reform Judaism, serving on the boards of many influential global Jewish and Israeli organizations.