[UK] Mourning the Passing of Rabbi Neil Kraft Z”L
The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Neil Kraft Z”L, who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent 17 years leading the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, in London. He was rushed to hospital after showing the symptoms of Covid-19 and was placed on a ventilator in intensive care. But Rabbi Kraft […]
[BELARUS] Beit Simcha Center Education Activist Receives a Prestigious German Award
Earlier in March, one of the oldest and most respected members of the Beit Simha congregation in Minsk, Yakov Kravchinsky, received a prestigious state award from the Federal Republic of Germany for his dedication to Holocaust education among youth and young adults in Minsk.
[ISRAEL] Klal Yisrael Fellows Enjoy Seminar in Israel (Before Country-wide Lockdown)
Earlier in March, more than 20 participants of the Klal Yisrael Fellowship program came to Israel for a week-long seminar to learn, network, tour Israel and meet with local social change activists. Their visit was the second of three week-long intensives of the Klal Yisrael fellowship, a 10-month program designed to empower young adults in the Reform Movement around the world to realize their collective capacity to effect change inspired by the progressive Jewish values that unite our worldwide movement.
[BELARUS] Interfaith Prayer Against the Coronavirus in Minsk
On the evening of March 21, Rabbi Grisha Abramovich, representing Progressive Judaism, had the special honor tof being invited to participate in an interfaith prayer session against the Coronovirus along with spiritual leaders and representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Greek Catholic, Evangelical and Muslim communities.
Supporting Each Other in Times of Crisis | A Message from our President, Rabbi David Saperstein
March 2020 | Adar 5780 Dear Friends, As we are all acutely aware, the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has already touched each of us in very real ways. In our congregations across the world and in Israel, our lay and rabbinic leadership are facing significant challenges. Our hearts reach out to them and we will continue […]
[SÃO PAULO] Brazilian Netzer Snifim Host a Record Number of Participants in their Last Summer Camps
Avanhandava and Colônia da CIP brought together more than 270 participants between 6 and 21 years old, a record number compared to previous years.
[EDITORIAL] Reflections on her First Months as Netzer Mazkira
Nicki Braun reflects on her first months as Mazkira of the Netzer Olami, the Zionist youth movement of Progressive Jews throughout the world.
[ISRAEL] Netzer Leadership Explores Past, Present and Future of Global Youth Movement at Veida
Veida Olamit, the global summit of Netzer leadership, took place on January 28 – February 2 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. The Veida is convened annually for the leaders of Netzer snifim (branches) to network, explore Israel, study Jewish text together, share best practices, celebrate Shabbat and make important decisions for the movement.
[USA] Klal Yisrael Cohort 6 Kick-off Seminar
As part of an immersive experience in Atlanta’s Jewish community, the 13 young Reform Jews from around the world met local Reform and other communal Jewish leaders, dove into topics including Judaism and social justice, and experienced the welcoming embrace of local Reform congregations and their young adult communities.
[NEW ZEALAND] Progressive Synagogue Vandalized with Swastikas
The World Union stand with the Union for Progressive Judaism in expressing our sadness and shock against the antisemitic graffiti on Temple Sinai in Wellington, New Zealand, days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.