[CAPE TOWN] Ground Breakers: A History of Progressive Judaism in South Africa

In December 2020 the South African Jewish Museum will open an exhibition on the history and role of Progressive (or Reform) Jews in South Africa. The exhibition has been developed by the SA Jewish Museum in conjunction with Irwin Manoim and is based on his forthcoming book Mavericks inside the Tent: The Progressive Jewish Movement in South Africa and its impact on the wider community.

[ISRAEL] Public Statement of Reform and Progressive Organizations, Communities and Congregations in Israel and from Throughout the World on the Intention to Appoint Mr. Efi Eitam to the Position of Chairperson of Yad Vashem

The World Union joins together with the Israel Reform Movement (IMPJ), the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ, North America), and ARZENU-the International Federation of Reform Zionist Movements, to express our opposition to the appointment, which would go against the values of this institution, its important role in Israel and the world, and would be contrary to the central message at the heart of Holocaust memory and research into the worst disaster in the history of the Jewish people.

[GERMANY] Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam: On the Right Track

(Potsdam, Germany) – The Abraham Geiger College in the north gate building of the New Palace will be a European center for Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. “Our synagogue will be finished in March or April,” says Walter Homolka, Rector of the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, the training center for Jewish rabbis and cantors at the […]

[UK] RSY-Netzer Launchs Online Platform and Reinvents Youth Engagement

When lockdown began in March 2020, RSY-Netzer was quick to launch an online platform for their chanichimot to engage with while stuck at home. Remote Synagogue Youth provided a few hours a day for chanichimot to engage with a variety of activities run by RSY-Netzer chanichimot (leaders).

Yom Kippur Message from Rabbi Sergio Bergman

Yom Kippur is literally the day of atonement. Since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, not only have the casts of the people of Israel been eliminated – we no longer have priests – but sacrifices have also been extinguished.

Is the EU Good for Jews? An EUPJ Webinar

The European Union for Progressive Judaism is happy to announce its first-ever webinar. Join them live for a conversation between EUPJ Brussels Director, Bill Echikson, and Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU’s European Commission Coordinator on Combatting Antisemitism.

Behind the Situation in Belarus

Join us for a support meeting and discussion followed by a Solidarity Kabbalat Shabbat service with WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Rabbi Grisha Abramovich, and members of the Minsk Reform community.

Shloshim of Jerry Tanenbaum Z”L

Honoring a friend, long-time supporter, and leader of the WUPJ and our Global Movement. The event, organized by Fundación Judaica and World Union with support from UJR AmLat, will be live streamed on Facebook on this Thursday, August 27.

[JERUSALEM] Mourning the Passing of Paula Edelstein, Z”L

The World Union mourns the passing of our dedicated leader, long-time supporter, and dear friend, Paula Edelstein, Z”L, following a long and brave battle with illness. Paula was an advocate and pioneer for Reform Judaism, serving on the boards of many influential global Jewish and Israeli organizations.