Wishes for 5784 from WUPJ President Sergio Bergman
WUPJ President Sergio Bergman shares a message for the New Year. Shana Tova!
Protesting for Democracy: Prof. Shikma Bressler in Conversation with WUPJ
The WUPJ continues to closely observe the concerning developments in Israel relating to the current government’s judicial overhaul efforts. We are proud that members of our congregations around the world and in Israel have taken an active role in the protest movement in support of Israeli democracy. As part of our efforts to engage and […]
Happy and Sweet Rosh Hashanah from WUPJ
The WUPJ mishpachah sends you and your loved ones our prayers and good wishes for a happy and sweet new year. Your support of the World Union for Progressive Judaism ensures vibrant and dynamic Jewish life in Ukraine, Belarus, Australia, Guatemala, Argentina, France, South Africa, and hundreds of other communities worldwide. Your generosity enables WUPJ […]
WUPJ Statement on Israeli Government Passage of “Reasonableness” Clause
The passage of legislation in the Knesset this week to effect judicial reform undercuts the independence of Israel’s judiciary and represents a grave threat to Israel’s democracy, its citizens, and the Jewish people worldwide. The outcome of this divisive legislation threatens to remove protections for Israel’s minorities, endangers its status as a vibrant democracy, […]
We welcome and congratulate WUPJ’s new Chair, Phyllis Dorey
Phyllis Dorey, a longtime leader within the Progressive Jewish Movement in Australia and globally, was installed as WUPJ’s new chair. Dorey is the first Australian to serve as WUPJ chair, succeeding Carole Sterling of Canada, who has served since 2015. “I commit myself to all of our partners and friends in the WUPJ to working together to […]
WUPJ Connections 2023 | Rabbi Sergio Bergman Keynote Address
President Rabbi Sergio Bergman committed the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) to inclusivity, innovation and grassroots community leadership in his keynote speech at Connections 2023. Addressing more than 250 Progressive Jewish leaders attending from around the world, he described a vision of WUPJ as a connector that supports and empowers Progressive Jewish communities as […]
Wrapping up Connections 2023
Connections 2023, our WUPJ biennial in Jerusalem, is now over. But the connections made and renewed — all energizing and empowering our communities across the globe — will seed opportunity and growth for our Progressive Movement far into the future. “It was a chance to dream together, to learn from each other, to celebrate […]
Netzer Olami has a new leadership
Last week, all of the snifim (branches) voted for the new Netzer Olami Hanhagah and we are super excited to announce that Beatriz Rubinsztain (Avanhandava – Brazil), Naomi Tamir (Netzer UPJ – Germany) and Vicky Richards (Netzer Australia) will all be a part of the Netzer Olami Hanhagah!
Deadline Approaching for Beutel Seminar Apps
The deadline to apply to the 2023 Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership has been extended for one week to February 17. If you aspire to grow and solidify your leadership within Progressive Judaism the Beutel Seminar will equip you with the skills, network, knowledge and perspective.
[ISRAEL] “Israel is for ALL the Jewish people.” Rabbi Sergio Bergman joins protests against Israel’s far-right coalition Government
Progressive Jews around the world, including WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman, came together this weekend to voice their opposition to Israel’s far-right coalition Government and its assault on the country’s legal system. He was one of the 40,000 people protesting in Tel Aviv last Saturday night.