Stepping into one’s power: how Rachel and Leah model female empowerment | Vayetze

While two women, Rachel and Leah, are central to this week’s Torah portion, it is not until the middle of the narrative, once they are…

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[STATEMENT] WUPJ statement on formation of new Israeli Government

The State of Israel and the world’s Jewish Diaspora communities have a relationship built on a common history and shared values. The reality of a ruling coalition in Israel that will include dozens of Knesset members who freely express racist, homophobic and anti-democratic beliefs is frightening and is an anathema to Progressive Judaism. It has […]

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[PRAGUE] WUPJ Senior Vice Chair Sonja Guentner receives inaugural Isaac Mayer Wise Award

The Progressive Jewish community of Prague, Ec chajim, has awarded its first-ever Isaac Mayer Wise Award to the Senior Vice Chair of WUPJ and Co-Chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism. The award recognizes contributions to the development of the Progressive Jewish community of Ec chajim and the Renewal of Reform Judaism in the Czech Republic.

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[ISRAEL] Beutel and Bergman Seminars bring together participants from ten different countries

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.

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Mourning the passing of Rabbi Richard Hirsch Z”L

With heavy hearts, we are writing to share the news of the loss of our honorary life president, mentor, leader, friend, and visionary builder of the world Reform movement, Rabbi Richard (Dick) G. Hirsch Z”L. We embrace his family, his four children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and join millions of Reform and Progressive Jews around the world in mourning.

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