As they await entry into Israel, youth movement members from South Africa, who were expecting to be at Machon in Jerusalem these days for their Shnat 2021 program, came together to run multiple seminars in South Africa as a kick off their gap year experience which was to have begun on March 1st in the Crags in South Africa.
The 4th Tikkun Olam Seminar – an initiative of the Union of Reform Judaism in Latin America and Tamar, the young adult movement of Netzer Olami of the World Union – brought together 25 young Brazilian Jews from Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Rio and Brasilia and architecture students from Espírito Santo to renovate the community center of the indigenous community of Vila do Areal.
Temple Israel Heritage Centre in Hillbrow, South Africa, celebrated Mandela Day by handing out blankets, food parcels, and clothing to over 30 homeless residents, including adults and children.
he Meodomik Integration program operates year round activities for children with special needs and their families, integrating social, cultural and recreational programs based in the Moscow Jewish Community Center, MEOD.
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 World Union stands with our rabbis, members and leadership at the UJR – WUPJ – Amlat across Latin America in denouncing the horrific attack against Rabbi Davidovich in Beunos Aires. Our global community deplores this act of violence and wishes the chief rabbi a refuah shleimah, full and quick recovery.
The World Union mourns the passing of Al Vorspan, former senior vice president of the of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), now Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and director emeritus of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, on Saturday, February 16th, at the age of 95.
Over 160 members of The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong (UJC) rolled up their sleeves for “hands-on Tikkun Olam” during the “UJC Make a Miracle Mitzvah Day” on December 9. The day began with breakfast at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre to awaken spirits with shakshuka and songs. Congregants then ventured out to locations around Hong Kong to volunteer at charities and non-profit organizations.
MJLF Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur was chosen by the international foundation Global Hope Coalition as one of five 2018 “Heroes Against Extremism and Intolerance”. The award was made by Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, on 28 September, in the presence of heads of state and government present in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Delphine Horvilleur was the first rabbi to receive this global award. Serge and Beate Klarsfeld were honoured in this way when these awards were first granted in 2016.
[ISRAEL] Creating Meaningful Connections: The Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators, July 2018
In July 2018, 17 Jewish educators from the United States, Germany, Belarus, Israel and Czech Republic, came together in Jerusalem for the Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators, run by the World Union Center for Leadership Development and Education.