Remembering Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE

What can one say about a life lived so well and so thoroughly, in only a couple of minutes? David was an extraordinary man and I call myself privileged to have gotten to know him not only as a much respected senior colleague and mentor but also as a friend. My very first encounter with […]

[RUSSIA] On Miracles and Telling the Story of our Exodus Today | Passover at Shaarei Shalom

Here we are in our Exodus, a process that, being a part of as it happens, seems completely normal and even ordinary. At Shaarei Shalom, we were readying and preparing for a robust schedule of Pesach activities. We had gathered together – a large, noisy group comprised of individuals from every age-range – for our community Seder. We drank wine, and ate everything on our Seder plates.

#6for6 Netzer Olami Campaign: Report Hate Speech Online in Honor of Israel Remembrance Day

What if everyone we knew stood up against the spread of hate? This year, in honor of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) on May 1, we are asking our leaders, congregations, and youth movement members and graduates worldwide – and everyone who stands against the prevalence of hatred and incitement online – to report six incidents of hatred on social media.

Supporting our Rabbis and Their Families in Times of Need

Rabbi Alfred Nathan’s infant son (United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore) had been diagnosed with serious medical issues which the local hospital insurance will not cover. The costs have been enormous. Our Singapore congregation is trying to help any way they can, and has started a more public, global fundraising campaign to cover medical expenses.

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.

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 […]