Second Tikkun Olam Seminar in Brazil Continues its Impact

“The month of July 2017 marked 20 months of the day when the mud from Samarco reached the ocean. Twenty months of mud and struggle. Today we get together to remember, we get together to feel, we get together to pray, we get together to act for the regeneration of the Rio Doce river. We […]

South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) Press Statement

South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) notes the abandonment of the January 2016 agreement to create a new egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel with intense disappointment. It is painful to us that some of our Jewish brothers and sisters cannot find it in their hearts to ensure that all Jews can […]

There’s a First Time For Everything: A Memorable Sunday in Bangkok

Sunday, May 28, 2017 was a memorable day for members of Thailand Progressive Jewish Community (TPJC). Joy and love filled the air as TPJC celebrated its first Jewish wedding. Our dear Thai Jews-by-choice members, Mr. Sanpat (Job) Suwannathat and Mrs. Patthera (Max) Suwannathat were remarried in a traditional Jewish ceremony, continuing their journey into Judaism. […]

A Joint Statement by the French Assembly for Liberal Judaism (AJL) and Arzenou France Regarding Recent Decisions by the Israeli Government

*The French Communique follows the English below The Israeli government’s decision to freeze implementation of the Kotel agreement is a threat to the unity of the Jewish People and for Zionism.  Israel is built of multiple commitments and many bold ideas, from ancient texts to today’s prayers, from Theodore Herzl to the Balfour Declaration and the […]

Jewish Agency for Israel, Board of Governors, June 2017, Summary of Events

Jewish Agency Board of Governors Summary of Events June 25-27, 2017   On Sunday, June 25, the Israeli government adopted a decision submitted by Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) to suspend implementation of its January 2016 decision adopting a plan based on a proposal […]

Statement from the South African Union for Progressive Judaism

PRESS RELEASE 26 JUNE 2017                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Progressive Jewry taken hostage The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) and the South African Association of Progressive Rabbis (SAAPR) strongly condemn the decision by the Government of Israel to suspend the implementation of its own decision to establish a dignified space for egalitarian prayer […]