Joy Even in the Paradoxes of Sukkot | Chol Hamoed Sukkot

Rabbi Dr. Rena Arshinoff, PhD | Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada We are commanded to rejoice during Sukkot. The holiday of Sukkot…

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The Future of Progressive Jewish Leadership

My connection to the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) began in the summer of 2010. As a camper at URJ Kutz Camp, I shared a cabin with campers from Israel and South Africa, and I learned from them and other international campers about their experiences growing up in Netzer, the international Reform Zionist youth […]

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About Lior Argaman, Director Youth & Young Adult Engagement

Lior Argaman is the Director of the Youth and Young Adults Engagement Department of the WUPJ.  She started this role in January 2018, after 10 years of work for the WUPJ. Lior has served as the Director of Shnat Netzer, the leadership gap-year program of the WUPJ, for 7 years in total, and was sent […]

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Bringing Netzer, Israel and Global Youth Engagement to North American Youth at the NFTY Convention in Chicago

On February 17-20, 2017, I left the Netzer Shnatties to fend for themselves while I headed to the biennial for North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Convention in Chicago, with more than 1,000 youth, young adults and movement professionals from North America in attendance. The three-day convention was a celebration of youth, activism and […]

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