For more than 30 years the WUPJ has supported communities in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus by translating many of Judaism’s sacred texts into Russian – texts that were left behind as people had to flee their homes and communities.
In the first of a series of updates, WUPJ/EUPJ leadership and guests briefed donors on Ukraine Crisis Fund priorities, initiatives, and impact in the region, and answered questions.
In Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, Visits with Ukraine Crisis Fund Beneficiaries, and Talks to Ensure Vitality of Region’s Progressive Jewish Communities. Joining Rabbi Bergman will be Sonja Guentner, Chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism, which is coordinating his visit, and Andrew Keene, a member of WUPJ’s Management Committee.
Project ‘Suitcases of Love’, supported by the World Union and the EUPJ, donates clothing, toiletries and suitcases from the USA to refugees who need it in Poland.
Rabbi Igor Zinkov and Rabbi Deborah Blausten have been in Poland as part of the European and World Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ and WUPJ) campaign to help the people of Ukraine. They got to see first-hand the incredible work being done thanks to your donations to the Ukraine Crisis Fund and find out where future help is needed.
“This is a tremendous outpouring of support from within and beyond WUPJ’s global network of communities,” said Rabbi Sergio Bergman, WUPJ President. Funds — so far raised from over 6,000 donors in 26 countries — are being directed across a wide spectrum of existing, deepening and emerging needs.
The application of WUPJ’s Ukraine Crisis Fund will be made in direct aid and support of the WUPJ / EUPJ Ukraine Emergency Support program, which executive committee is chaired by Carole Sterling, WUPJ Chair, and Rabbi Igor Zinkov of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, on behalf of the European Union for Progressive Judaism.
Russian aggression is a threat to Ukraine’s democracy, its independence, and to a stable Europe and global community. We are deeply concerned about the potential for military action and the resulting loss of life spurred by Vladimir Putin’s seemingly insatiable desire to fulfill his vision of a new Russian empire. The fact that Ukraine’s fragile […]
To support, connect and help develop the Progressive Judaism in Ukraine, a group of the Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (UK) spent last Shabbat with the congregations of Lviv (Teiva) and Lutsk.
Led in partnership with the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), the Wilkenfeld International Women’s Leadership Seminar is a leadership training program for women in Reform/Progressive congregations around the world who have been identified as potential emerging leaders. This year, 21 participants from 15 countries, representing a variety of the WUPJ regions, came to Jerusalem for […]