Mayim Bialik
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The event will be broadcast on Sunday, December 13th (4th Night of Chanukah), at 8pm NY | EST Time in partnership presentation with Central Synagogue on their YouTube channel.

 
 

 

 

 

  
Special Guests

 

Mayim Bialik

 

Elana Jagoda

 

Evan Kent

 

Yasmin Levy

 

Lisa Loeb

 

Henry Platt

 

Jonah Platt

 

Sharone Sayegh

 

Peter Yarrow

 
 
 

Viewers everywhere will be able to watch this streamed presentation with their families and communities and come together to celebrate and support the World Union. 

 
 

 

 

  
Speakers

 

Rabbi Nathan Alfred

| Head of International Development and Community Building, WUPJ
Jerusalem, Israel

 

Rabbi Pauline Bebe

| Communauté Juive Libérale Paris Ile de France
Paris, France

 

Rabbi Nir Barkin

| Kehillat Yozma Modi’in
Modi’in, Israel

 

Rabbi Sergio Bergman

| President, WUPJ
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Alexandra Finkelshtein

Moscow, Russia

 

Rita Fruman

| Director of Programs and Operations in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, WUPJ
Jerusalem, Israel

 

David Knoll, AM

| Co-President, Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ)
Sydney, Australia

 

Rabbi Ari Lorge

| Central Synagogue
New York, USA

 

Rabbi David Maxa

| Ec Chajim Praha
Prague, Czech Republic

 

Hernán Rustein

| Ibero-American Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Carole Sterling

| Chair, WUPJ
Toronto, Canada

 

Rabbi Ruben Sternschein

| Congregação Israelita Paulista
São Paulo, Brazil

 

Rabbi Benjamin Meijer Verbrugge

| Jewish Community of Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produced by the Tony Award-winning team of Yael Silver and Carmine Entertainment, the event will feature Chanukah music and traditions from around the world, showcasing acclaimed choirs, cantors, and special celebrity guests.

 
 

 

 
Executive Producers:
Sandra and L. Tadd Schwab,
Carole and Jay Sterling
 
Tony Award Winning Theatrical Producer:
Yael Silver (Carmine Entertainment)
 
Grammy-Award Winning Musical Director:
Mary Ekler
Gala Chairs:
Tadd Schwab and Les Rothschild
 
Gala Committee:
Sandra Schwab, Jane Taves, Charles Rothschild, Carole Sterling, Cantor Evan Kent, Rachel Schulties
 
WUPJ:
President | Rabbi Sergio Bergman
Chair | Carole Sterling
Chief Advancement Officer | Naomi Smook
 

 

 

 

Our Open Call for video submissions is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated.