It is with great satisfaction that we inform the formation of the Rabbinic Reform Council of Brazil (Conselho Rabínico Reformista do Brasil – CRRB), composed of Rabbis working in Brazil to join forces and better serve communities.
Veida Olamit, the global summit of Netzer leadership, took place on January 28 – February 2 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. The Veida is convened annually for the leaders of Netzer snifim (branches) to network, explore Israel, study Jewish text together, share best practices, celebrate Shabbat and make important decisions for the movement.
The fifth rabbinic student meeting of Institute took place at Mishkan, in Buenos Aires, with the presence of Rabbi Sergio Bergman and leaders of Reform communities in Argentina. The kinus brought 12 students together in an environment of study, learning, and growth under the direction of its Dean, Rabbi Damian Karo.
The historical rabbinical leaders of the Reform Movement in Latin America constituted in Beit Din (Rabbinical Court) granted the first smichah to a graduate of the IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education. Mazal Tov, Rabbi Diego Elman!
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism celebrated its 70th anniversary at a festive dinner on 23 November. Special guest Rabbi Dr John Levi and Howard Nathan gave addresses, and Union for Progressive Judaism immediate past president Roger Mendelson presented certificates of appreciation to Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Dr Linda Stern for their editorial work on our region’s new machzor, Mishkan T’shuvah.
It is with sadness that World Union shares the news of the passing of Rabbi Henry Sobel Z”L in Miami on November 22. The death of Henry Sobel, Brazil’s iconic rabbi and human rights activist, was mourned by Jewish and non-Jewish groups across Latin America’s largest nation.
The Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership brings together Reform Jewish leaders from around the world for ten days of learning, sharing, and experiencing the vibrancy of our movement in Israel.
It is with sadness that World Union shares the news of the passing of Rabbi Charles Wallach in the United Kingdom on Friday, the 23rd.
The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Peter Knobel Z”L, former president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), on August 20th, at the age of 76.
The 4th Kinus of the Ibero-American Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education, the biannual face-to-face meeting that marks a key instance in the institution’s school year, was held in Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo.