A call to us to pay better attention | Parashat Ha’azinu

The Torah reading for this Shabbat, Haazinu, is a song with which Moses ends his final instructions to the Jewish People. (...) Haazinu is an…

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[ISRAEL] Beutel and Bergman Seminars bring together participants from ten different countries

This year’s seminars took place in Israel from July 5-14 in line with the theme “Startup Progressive Jewish Leadership: From Vision to Reality”. They gathered day school teachers, rabbis, religious school directors, community leaders, and community directors to learn together, form collaborative relationships and strengthen the bonds of friendship that all Israel is responsible for one another.

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The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Dow Marmur Z”L

The World Union for Progressive Judaism mourn with deep sorrow the passing of Rabbi Dow Marmur Z”L, former President of the World Union (1999-2001). Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple, in Toronto, Canada, he was born in Poland in 1935 and spent the years of World War II in the Soviet Union before returning to […]

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[BELGIUM] Remembering Gilbert Lederman Z’L

A prominent leader in Belgian Progressive Judaism that oversaw the cooperation and coming together of our two communities in Brussels, Lederman was also a significant figure in the EUPJ and the World Union, including as a member of their Executive Boards.

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Mourning the Passing of Lawrence Vogel Z’L

It is with the deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Vogel Z’L on June 7, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his brother, Robert; his children, Michael Vogel (Joan), Sharon Sommer (Randy), and Robin Lownsbury (Brad); and his grandchildren, Ryan, Erika, Daniel, Matthew, Carmen, and Kendall. Larry’s […]

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Rabbi Sergio Bergman Makes First Visit to Europe as WUPJ President

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.

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Report: How the WUPJ Ukraine Crisis Fund is Supporting Refugees 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.

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