Living a Beautiful Life | Parashat Teruma

Rabbi Stacey Blank | Kehilat Shir Chadash, Tzur Hadassah, Israel In Israel, it is common for girls to mark bat mitzvah with a party or…

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Rabbi Naamah Kelman and Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman Honored with Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch Award

On December 11th, the World Union proudly welcomed more than 300 people to its Gala Dinner in Chicago, part of the URJ Biennial festivities. During the event rabbis were honored with the first Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch Award, named for WUPJ Honorary Life President, Rabbi Richard Hirsch, considered a chief architect of WUPJ’s efforts to build and support Progressive Judaism in Israel and around the world.

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World Union Gala Dinner Honors Rabbi Naamah Kelman and Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman

Join the World Union for Progressive Judaism for an evening of celebration. The Gala Dinner will honor the dean of the HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Taube Family Campus, Rabbi Naamah Kelman; and the Rabbi Emeritus of the Kol Haneshama Congregation in Jerusalem and President of the Rabbis for Human Rights, Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman. As part of the URJ Biennial, the celebration will pay special tribute to Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander, President, 2014-19.

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[JERUSALEM] Welcoming Nicki Braun to New Netzer Olami Leadership Position

We are excited to welcome Nicki Braun to lead Netzer Olami in a newly-envisioned role for the global movement. Nicki grew up in Netzer Australia, participated in Shnat Netzer Gap Year in Israel, and took on key leadership roles. Now that she moved to Jerusalem, Nicki will play a key role in Shnat Netzer, the Progressive Jewish Gap Year program in Israel, and will spend time in communities around the world during her tenure. 

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Ambassador (Rabbi) David Saperstein to Serve as President of the WUPJ

Rabbi David Saperstein, the long-time Director of the Reform Movement’s acclaimed Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), who served as U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration, will serve as President of the World Union in 2019-2020.  

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