We are delighted to have Elliot B. Karp join our team as Chief Development Officer for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Elliot brings over 40 years of experience working with numerous Jewish organizations in leadership roles such as CEO of Hillels of Georgia, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, and Chief Development Officer for Onward Israel. His […]
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We welcome and congratulate WUPJ’s new Chair, Phyllis Dorey
Phyllis Dorey, a longtime leader within the Progressive Jewish Movement in Australia and globally, was installed as WUPJ’s new chair. Dorey is the first Australian to serve as WUPJ chair, succeeding Carole Sterling of Canada, who has served since 2015. “I commit myself to all of our partners and friends in the WUPJ to working together to […]
WUPJ Connections 2023 | Rabbi Sergio Bergman Keynote Address
President Rabbi Sergio Bergman committed the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) to inclusivity, innovation and grassroots community leadership in his keynote speech at Connections 2023. Addressing more than 250 Progressive Jewish leaders attending from around the world, he described a vision of WUPJ as a connector that supports and empowers Progressive Jewish communities as […]
Wrapping up Connections 2023
Connections 2023, our WUPJ biennial in Jerusalem, is now over. But the connections made and renewed — all energizing and empowering our communities across the globe — will seed opportunity and growth for our Progressive Movement far into the future. “It was a chance to dream together, to learn from each other, to celebrate […]
Netzer Olami has a new leadership
Last week, all of the snifim (branches) voted for the new Netzer Olami Hanhagah and we are super excited to announce that Beatriz Rubinsztain (Avanhandava – Brazil), Naomi Tamir (Netzer UPJ – Germany) and Vicky Richards (Netzer Australia) will all be a part of the Netzer Olami Hanhagah!
Deadline Approaching for Beutel Seminar Apps
The deadline to apply to the 2023 Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership has been extended for one week to February 17. If you aspire to grow and solidify your leadership within Progressive Judaism the Beutel Seminar will equip you with the skills, network, knowledge and perspective.
[ISRAEL] “Israel is for ALL the Jewish people.” Rabbi Sergio Bergman joins protests against Israel’s far-right coalition Government
Progressive Jews around the world, including WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman, came together this weekend to voice their opposition to Israel’s far-right coalition Government and its assault on the country’s legal system. He was one of the 40,000 people protesting in Tel Aviv last Saturday night.
[BOSTON] WUPJ President reflects on his friendship with Pope Francis
In a hybrid talk at Boston College, in the USA, Rabbi Bergman spoke about many of the Pope’s ground-breaking projects in their native Argentina including around interfaith dialogue, environmentalism and remembering the Holocaust.
First Australian Progressive Taglit Birthright Tour in Israel
Helen Shardey OAM, ARZA Australia President and UPJ Vice President, shares highlights and reflections on the Australian first Progressive Taglit Birthright tour participants taken at the Lebanon border.
[NETZER] Shnat Netzer Olami Gap Year Begins in Israel
Young adults from South Africa, Australia, and the UK began their Shnat Netzer Olami gap year program — Shnat Ramah — in Israel in late January. Shnatties gathered for the opening program at Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev.