The God Who Kills/The God Who Forgives | Parashat Vayeshev

Rabbi Rami Shapiro | One River Foundation Too often when reading Torah, we get hooked on the drama and miss the message. Parashat Vayeshev is…

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[FRANCE] When Leadership is From the Heart: Tamar and ARZENU Young Leadership Seminar

More than 60 young adults from the global Progressive movement from 14 countries came together for a weekend of learning, networking, sharing and growing together in Marseilles, France. The seminar was sponsored by both the WZO and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, Arzenu and Tamar Olami. We were generously hosted by Union Liberale Israelite de France (ULIF), Communite de Marseille for our opening event on Thursday evening, where we enjoyed a meal, and some TED Talks about innovation, political homelessness and veganism in Israel.

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[ENGLAND] Mega-Fest Brings Together UK and Israel Netzernikim for Learning, Sharing and Building New Relationsips

On July 25-28, 130 RSY-Netzer Madrichim gathered in Kettering, England for what would become an incredibly special and memorable event. Taking place just before our Summer Machanot began, Mega-Fest is a time for all of the madrichim of the movement to come together, learn from top-quality educators from the UK and Israel, and workshop their peulot (activities), together with these educators.

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[ISRAEL] Progressive Shabbaton Connects and Inspires Young Adults in Israel

Over the past weekend, Netzer Olami hosted an educational Shabbaton at the Ruth Daniel Residence in Jaffa for Progressive young adults who are participating in various long-term programs in Israel. The seminar explored Progressive Judaism through workshops on: spirituality, Tikkum olam and activism, and Jewish culture and community. Close to 40 participants joined us, representing […]

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[FRANCE] Klal Yisrael Cohort 5 Explores Progressive Judaism in Paris

On March 3 – 10, 2019, the  Klal Yisrael Fellowship Cohort 5 came together in Paris, France for the second seminar of their fellowship year. The Klal Yisrael Fellowship program is a program of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in collaboration with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), and the Israel Movement for Progressive and Reform Judaism (IMPJ). Klal Yisrael is enabled by a generous grant from Betty and Arthur Roswell.  Participants, ages 21-30, meet for three seminars over the course of ten months – in Israel, North America and Europe – to collaborate and develop their capacity to impact an area of Jewish life that is important to them.

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[ISRAEL] Netzer Leadership Paves Wider Pathways for Inclusion and Impact at Veida 2019

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.

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[BRAZIL] Tamar Tikkun Olam Seminar Revisits Rio Doce Community and Extends its Impact for the Third Year in a Row

“Glad you’re here. We thought the world had forgotten us,” said Cacique José Barcelos, from the Botocudos tribe, in Vila do Areal, Espírito Santo. Cacique’s village was others destroyed in the environmental disaster which hit the entire Rio Doce in 2015. He tells the group of young adults who have come to restore and repair […]

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Taking Their Seat at the Table

As a Roswell Klal Yisrael Fellow in 2016-17, Lily Jendroska spent the year networking with other young adult leaders, training in Jewish communal leadership, and developing a project for young adult engagement in her home country of Germany.

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[Israel] Making Their Voice Heard, Dayenu: Reform Young Leadership Takes a Stand

The March 24 March for Our Lives coincided with the annual international Netzer Leaders Assemby (Veida), sponsored by ARZENU, KKL and WZO, where teen delegates from over 14 countries gathered to discuss the future of the Progressive Youth Movement. This year’s conference focused on Tikkun olam: As Reform Jews, does it require action or is […]

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