It is with the deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Vogel Z’L on June 7, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his brother, Robert; his children, Michael Vogel (Joan), Sharon Sommer (Randy), and Robin Lownsbury (Brad); and his grandchildren, Ryan, Erika, Daniel, Matthew, Carmen, and Kendall. Larry’s […]
[STATEMENT] Global Reform Movement Leadership Statement Condemning Attacks on Israeli Reform Movement and Rabbi Gilad Kariv
The leadership of the global Reform Movement vigorously condemns the most recent attacks on the Israeli Reform Movement and on Rabbi Gilad Kariv, a candidate in the upcoming Knesset elections.
[NORTH AMERICA] Torah Scroll Rescued from the Holocaust To Be Returned Home To New Czech Republic Congregation
The sacred artifact of Jewish history will be returned home as a symbol of the rebirth of Jewish life in Central Europe. Reform Jewish Movement leaders chanted from this remarkable Torah scroll during Shabbat worship services at the URJ Biennial 2019.
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.
On Wednesday eve, May 29, the World Union for Progressive Judaism welcomed guests from the UK, Israel, Europe and South Africa to its annual International Humanitarian Award Dinner honoring visionary global Jewish leaders and advocates Dee and Leslie Bergman and Marion and Stanley Bergman.
The 2019 Consultation on Conscience brang together Jewish congregational and communal leaders and built meaningful connections, learning and expanding the skills needed for social change, and deepen the knowledge of critical issues facing the north american communities.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bella Hirsch, wife of Rabbi Richard (Dick) Hirsch, Honorary Life President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
Cherie and Fred Half, lay leaders of the World Union’s North American Advisory Board, and members of Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, California, reported on a very successful fundraising event at the end of February. Congregation Beth Am has for about 20 years been underwriting our twin congregation in Poltava, Ukraine. Our committee has […]
[GLOBAL] Progressive Insights and Resources on Antisemitism for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The World Union thanks all the producers, researchers and speakers, including the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ), who presented the resources posted below for use by our global movement for further discussions and learning about ways to commemorate the Holocaust, addressing Holocaust denial, the state of Antisemitism in Europe, and more.
eida Olami, the global summit of Netzer leadership, took place on January 15 – 20 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. The Veida is convened annually as the governing body of Netzer to share best practices in young adult education, leadership, Israel engagement, as well as provide a global networking opportunity.