The World Union for Progressive Judaism mourn with deep sorrow the passing of Michael Grabiner, Chairman of WUPJ from 2011-2015, chair of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism from 2005-2008, member of the Boards of UK Jewish Day Schools and UK Jewish Leadership Council as well as Chair of Governors at JCoSS, the first Jewish pluralist High School in the UK.
When lockdown began in March 2020, RSY-Netzer was quick to launch an online platform for their chanichimot to engage with while stuck at home. Remote Synagogue Youth provided a few hours a day for chanichimot to engage with a variety of activities run by RSY-Netzer chanichimot (leaders).
The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Neil Kraft Z”L, who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent 17 years leading the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, in London. He was rushed to hospital after showing the symptoms of Covid-19 and was placed on a ventilator in intensive care. But Rabbi Kraft […]
It is with sadness that World Union shares the news of the passing of Rabbi Charles Wallach in the United Kingdom on Friday, the 23rd.
[LATVIA/ LITHUANIA] Netzer UK Bogrim and Bogrot Tour of Riga and Vilnius Deepen Their Roots and Connections
On June 13-21, 12 Netzer and Tamar graduates – Bogrim and Bogrot traveled from the UK to Riga and Vilna as part of a BogTour of the Baltics that explored Jewish heritage, peoplehood, history and building stronger Progressive Jewish young adult communities across Europe.
July 7 saw the ordination of four new Progressive rabbis trained at Leo Baeck College: Rabbi Zahavit Shalev, Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins, Rabbi Daniela Touati and Rabbi Igor Zinkov. They are going on to serve Liberal, Reform and Masorti congregations in the UK and Europe.