Progressive Israeli Leaders Visit Australia

  Professor Tsvia Walden, renowned educator and linguist, and daughter of the late Shimon Peres, along with her husband Professor Raphael Walden, a high-profile medico and activist, visited Australia as part of a United Israel Appeal’s Progressive Trust campaign. From their arrival on March 3 until their departure on March 12, leadership of the Union […]

Helping You Celebrate Passover: Ideas and Inspiration from the World Union

As the Passover holiday nears – April 10-17 (in Israel), we’ve been gathering articles, recipes and printables to help enhance your celebration of this experiential holiday. Follow our Passover Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration for everything from your Seder, to the Haggadah, to the last days of matzah-eating – or click through for additional […]

A Prague Renaissance – Or Tamid

I was very fortunate this past week to join leaders of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ), David Pollak and Gordon Smith, for a remarkable visit to the Prague Progressive Jewish community at the invitation of Jonathan Wootliff, a long-term British resident of Prague. Jonathan is a passionate believer in the potential of Progressive […]

[ISRAEL] First-time Bnot Mitzvah at the Kotel

The idea came to us last year during a discussion with Ruth Bohm, a representative of Women for Reform Judaism (WRJ) in Latin America. We were talking about ways to connect Jewish women from our region, with diverse backgrounds, in a new and exciting way. That’s when it dawned on us: the most special rite […]

“We are women – hear us pray”

A Shnat Netzer participant from RSY Netzer in the UK, Emma recently wrote this blog post for the Times of Israel following her experiences attending prayers at the Kotel with Women of the Wall on February 27, 2017, which was Rosh Chodesh Adar. “Today one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem was engulfed in protest. […]