Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch was Honorary Life President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the international organization of the Reform movement with affiliates in over thirty countries, and headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel.
Rabbi Hirsch was an active leader in the Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization. He served as Chairman of the Zionist General Council. He served as Co-Chairman of the Jewish Agency’s Commission on the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He was elected President of the 33rd World Zionist Congress. He was elected an honorary life member of the JAFI Board of Governors.