I Erred Because I Did Not Know | Parashat Chukat-Balak

Have you ever ended up somewhere that you wish you had not? Sure there were signs along the way warning you that it was a…

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10 Questions with Orit Shoshani, New Director of Shnat Netzer

What is your vision for Shnat?
We want to create bogrim who care for the Jewish people and play an active role in shaping it. I want to reach as many young progressive Jews as possible, and will work to make sure that chanichim from all around the world are included. It is very important for the shnatties to have a personal connection with the state of Israel and it’s people and work in cooperation with Noar Telem in Israel.

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Tamar Tikkun Olam Seminar Revisits Rio Doce River to Continue Working For the Community

The Areal Community, in the district of Linhares in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, was one of the communities affected by the mineral residues from the rupture of the dam of the Samarco mining company in 2015. Located in the mouth of the Rio Doce river, the community, made up of 250 indigenous inhabitants, was deprived of the only leisure activity that the population had: swimming in the river and lakes. The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) together with the Unidos Pela Vida (UPV) (United for Life) Institute visited the region in December 2016 during the 1st Tamar Tikkun Olam Seminar. Now, participants returned with additional resources to build a soccer field and more for the community and its children.

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Announcing the Appointment of Lior Argaman to Interim Director of Netzer Olami and Tamar, the World Union’s Reform Youth and Young Adult Movements

The World Union for Progressive Judaism is excited to announce the appointment of Lior Argaman as Interim Director of Netzer Olami and Tamar. Lior will be replacing Maoz Haviv who, after two decades of dedicated and devoted service, is retiring at the end of the month. Lior served as the Director of Shnat Netzer, the […]

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The World Union Bids Farewell to a Pillar of Youth Engagement: Maoz Haviv Retires from Netzer Olami and Tamar After Twenty Years of Distinguished Service

The World Union bids farewell to one of its most beloved, veteran and respected professionals as Maoz Haviv, who has servied as the Director of Netzer Olami and Tamar for the past two decades, will be retiring at the end of June 2017. A brilliant educator, talented writer,  true chalutz (pioneer) and passionate Zionist, Maoz […]

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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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