[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. 

[ISRAEL] Mourning the Passing of Ruth Cohen z”l

It is with deep sadness that the World Union for Progressive Judaism shares the news of the passing on last Shabbat in Herzliya, Israel, of Ruth Cohen z”l, one of our greatest lay leaders and much-loved friend of the World Union and our global Movement.

World Union seeks Lay Leader nominations

Nominations are now open until 30 January for positions on both the Governing Board and the Leadership Council, for the next 3-year cycle. We invite nominations of individuals across the spectrum of ages, genders, Jewish backgrounds, and languages. You may nominate yourself or someone you believe would be a great fit for WUPJ.

[STATEMENT] WUPJ statement on formation of new Israeli Government

The State of Israel and the world’s Jewish Diaspora communities have a relationship built on a common history and shared values. The reality of a ruling coalition in Israel that will include dozens of Knesset members who freely express racist, homophobic and anti-democratic beliefs is frightening and is an anathema to Progressive Judaism. It has […]

[ISRAEL] Beutel and Bergman Seminars bring together participants from ten different countries

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.