The World Union Responds to Devastating Bombings in Sri Lanka: We Must Continue to Fight Against Hatred
The World Union for Progressive Judaism stands firmly with the people of Sri Lanka against the cowardly and devastating bombings in Churches and Hotels and on the holy day of Easter Sunday. To date over 200 people have died and twice that injured, as time passes those horrific numbers will become clearer and the extent of this terrorist act will reflect the utter hate of the extremists involved.
Chag Sameach! Passover Greetings from WUPJ President, Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander
With Pesach right around the corner, our World Union Reform and Progressive congregations across the globe are making preparations for their communal sedarim.
Netzer Haggadah Supplement
Honoring 40 years of Netzer. Download and share with your family and community seder this Passover! Chag Sameach!
The World Union Responds: Mourning Notre Dame and Sacred Spaces for All
The World Union representing nearly 2 million members across five continents is devastated to see the destruction of the most symbolic building in Christendom.For 850 years the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has seen the extraordinary development of Christianity throughout Europe and has housed some of the most beautiful works of art that humanity has been inspired to create.
[ISRAEL] Progressive Shabbaton Connects and Inspires Young Adults in Israel
Over the past weekend, Netzer Olami hosted an educational Shabbaton at the Ruth Daniel Residence in Jaffa for Progressive young adults who are participating in various long-term programs in Israel. The seminar explored Progressive Judaism through workshops on: spirituality, Tikkum olam and activism, and Jewish culture and community. Close to 40 participants joined us, representing […]
[BELARUS] 25th International Purimshpeil Festival in Vitebsk: Netzer FSU Win Top Three Honors
Congratulations to Netzer FSU for winning the top three awards at the recent 25th International Purimshpeil Festival in Vitebsk.
[LATIN AMERICA] Meet the New Students of the IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR)
In 2017, the Union del Judaismo Reformista AmLat (UJR) (formerly WUPJ-LA), founded the Institute in partnership with Fundación Judaica and Centro de Espiritualidad Judía Mishkan, to train educators, community leaders and rabbis, which will allow for growth and continuity in the region. Meet the newest students to join the program.
[BELARUS] March of Memory at Grodno Ghetto
For five years, a march dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust has been held in Grodno. In mid-March, the city remembers people who were killed during the Second World War. Of the nearly 30 thousand Jews who once lived in Grodno, only 200 people survived after the war. Two Grodno ghettos were destroyed on March 12, 1943.
[FRANCE] Klal Yisrael Cohort 5 Explores Progressive Judaism in Paris
On March 3 – 10, 2019, the Klal Yisrael Fellowship Cohort 5 came together in Paris, France for the second seminar of their fellowship year. The Klal Yisrael Fellowship program is a program of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in collaboration with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), and the Israel Movement for Progressive and Reform Judaism (IMPJ). Klal Yisrael is enabled by a generous grant from Betty and Arthur Roswell. Participants, ages 21-30, meet for three seminars over the course of ten months – in Israel, North America and Europe – to collaborate and develop their capacity to impact an area of Jewish life that is important to them.
The World Union Condemns Religious Violence and Murder in New Zealand
The senseless murders of 49 Muslims during Friday prayers at two Mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand horrifies us. The World Union for Progressive Judaism, representing over 1.2 million Jews around the world, condemns this act of terror and religious intolerance, and sends our support and condolences to the entire New Zealand community.