For more than 30 years the WUPJ has supported communities in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus by translating many of Judaism’s sacred texts into Russian – texts that were left behind as people had to flee their homes and communities.
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.
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 […]
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.
In Nitzana, a Jewish Agency cutting-edge desert community, they experienced life on the seam line in the heart of an educational community that contains many layers of Israel’s complex human stratum. Shnat Pioneering Chapter was a great success.
Andrew was one of 80 Jewish leaders from around the world on this historic trip to bring new olim to Israel, which had representation from the three constituent bodies of the Jewish Agency: WZO, Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Federations of North America.
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 […]
In the first of a series of updates, WUPJ/EUPJ leadership and guests briefed donors on Ukraine Crisis Fund priorities, initiatives, and impact in the region, and answered questions.
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.
This year’s Central Conference of American Rabbis annual Convention took place from March 27 to 30 in San Diego, California. The World Union was one of the event supporters.