Vote Reform in the World Zionist Congress Elections

The World Zionist Congress Election is here, and we need every single Reform Jew to vote for the Reform slate! Voting is open now until March 11, 2020. Watch the video with Rabbi David Saperstein, President of the World Union, for more information and to know how to vote.

Rabbi Naamah Kelman and Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman Honored with Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch Award

On December 11th, the World Union proudly welcomed more than 300 people to its Gala Dinner in Chicago, part of the URJ Biennial festivities. During the event rabbis were honored with the first Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch Award, named for WUPJ Honorary Life President, Rabbi Richard Hirsch, considered a chief architect of WUPJ’s efforts to build and support Progressive Judaism in Israel and around the world.

[BRAZIL] Tikkun Olam Seminar brings together young Reform Jews to help Rio Doce community

The 4th Tikkun Olam Seminar – an initiative of the Union of Reform Judaism in Latin America and Tamar, the young adult movement of Netzer Olami of the World Union – brought together 25 young Brazilian Jews from Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Rio and Brasilia and architecture students from Espírito Santo to renovate the community center of the indigenous community of Vila do Areal.

[AUSTRALIA] Leo Baeck Centre celebrates 70th

The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism celebrated its 70th anniversary at a festive dinner on 23 November. Special guest Rabbi Dr John Levi and Howard Nathan gave addresses, and Union for Progressive Judaism immediate past president Roger Mendelson presented certificates of appreciation to Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Dr Linda Stern for their editorial work on our region’s new machzor, Mishkan T’shuvah.