Southern Hemisphere Netzer Branches Conclude Winter Camps
Netzer Australia, Netzer South Africa, Colônia da CIP and Avanhandava (Brazil) recently wrapped up a successful year of annual winter youth camps.
[UKRAINE] Netzer Ukraine Camp Ivriya Celebrates Tenth Year
Netzer camp Ivriya, run by the World Union’s reform youth movement branch in Ukraine, concluded their tenth year annual summer camp in the city of Odessa. The day camp in Odessa’s Progressive community of Shirat a Yam brought together 25 youth, ages 7-13, to explore the history of Zionism, the State of Israel, the Hebrew […]
[ENGLAND] Mega-Fest Brings Together UK and Israel Netzernikim for Learning, Sharing and Building New Relationships
On July 25-28, 130 RSY-Netzer Madrichim gathered in Kettering, England for what would become an incredibly special and memorable event. Taking place just before our Summer Machanot began, Mega-Fest is a time for all of the madrichim of the movement to come together, learn from top-quality educators from the UK and Israel, and workshop their peulot (activities), together with these educators.
[EDITORIAL] Our Continuing Commitment to Tikkun Olam
As we move into the 21st century, and continue to examine our institutions and foci, the leadership and members of the Council of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis believe that it is particularly important to reassert that the modern Jewish concern for social justice and the environment (in which Progressive Jews across the globe have played a central and formative role) is not only essential, but also is an authentic reading of our ancient sources.
[BRAZIL] New Reform Congregation in Espírito Santo
During the last Assembly of the UJR AmLat, the affiliation of the Congregação Israelita Capixaba (CICAPI) to the regional reform movement was approved. Welcome to our global family!
[SOUTH AFRICA] Congregation Helps Homeless Residents on Mandela Day
Temple Israel Heritage Centre in Hillbrow, South Africa, celebrated Mandela Day by handing out blankets, food parcels, and clothing to over 30 homeless residents, including adults and children.
[BRAZIL] Rabbinic Student Meeting in Sao Paulo
The 4th Kinus of the Ibero-American Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education, the biannual face-to-face meeting that marks a key instance in the institution’s school year, was held in Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo.
[SOUTH AFRICA] Welcome, Beit Luria, to Our Global Family
We are pleased to welcome Beit Luria to the Word Union family and congratulate the South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) on their 11th member congregation. Please join us in wishing Beit Luria, and the SAUPJ, much strength and continued growth on this exciting journey.
[BELARUS] ‘Memorial Days’ Celebrate Liberation of City and Renewal of Jewish Community in Belarus
Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from Nazi occupation during World War II, the capitol city of Minsk, as well as Novogudok, located 150 km southwest, hosted commemorative events for the ‘Memorial Days’ festivities. The anniversary celebration also displayed the resilience of the Jewish community in Belarus that is again robust 75 years later.
[LATVIA/ LITHUANIA] Netzer UK Bogrim and Bogrot Tour of Riga and Vilnius Deepen Their Roots and Connections
On June 13-21, 12 Netzer and Tamar graduates – Bogrim and Bogrot traveled from the UK to Riga and Vilna as part of a BogTour of the Baltics that explored Jewish heritage, peoplehood, history and building stronger Progressive Jewish young adult communities across Europe.