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.
Family, friends, and Reform / Progressive movement representatives came together last March 21 in Jerusalem to pay final respects to our adored and esteemed leaders.
Project ‘Suitcases of Love’, supported by the World Union and the EUPJ, donates clothing, toiletries and suitcases from the USA to refugees who need it in Poland.
Rabbi Igor Zinkov and Rabbi Deborah Blausten have been in Poland as part of the European and World Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ and WUPJ) campaign to help the people of Ukraine. They got to see first-hand the incredible work being done thanks to your donations to the Ukraine Crisis Fund and find out where future help is needed.
The Executive Board of the European Union for Progressive Judaism, upon recommendation of the EUPJ Management Committee, has welcomed the Jewish Community of Liberec as a full member to the European and global Jewish Progressive family.
WUPJ President, Rabbi Bergman, participated in conversations in Melbourne and Sydney, where he also met with the Student Sustainability Committees and year 11 students at Emanuel
“This is a tremendous outpouring of support from within and beyond WUPJ’s global network of communities,” said Rabbi Sergio Bergman, WUPJ President. Funds — so far raised from over 6,000 donors in 26 countries — are being directed across a wide spectrum of existing, deepening and emerging needs.
The application of WUPJ’s Ukraine Crisis Fund will be made in direct aid and support of the WUPJ / EUPJ Ukraine Emergency Support program, which executive committee is chaired by Carole Sterling, WUPJ Chair, and Rabbi Igor Zinkov of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, on behalf of the European Union for Progressive Judaism.