[RUSSIA/ ISRAEL] Connecting Through Nature: Tu BShvat Bridges FSU congregations with Israel
Congregation Shaarei Shalom in St. Petersburg hosted several celebratory and significant community events for the holiday. A festive outing had members planting 59 trees in their community garden – more than double last year’s tree planting event.
[FRANCE] Statement from MJLF and ULIF Copernic on Recent Spate of Antisemitic Vandalism in Paris
The MJLF and ULIF Copernic are appalled by the «Juden» graffiti, a deliberate choice of the worst anti-Semitism reminiscent of the Third Reich, and an outrageous attack on the memory of Simone Veil (z”l) and Ilan Halimi (z”l).
[ISRAEL] Connecting with Jerusalem History Before Heading Home: MASA Israel Participants Reflect on Impact
As their MASA program in Israel, “Reform – Your Personal and Professional Future,” came to a close, students from the Former Soviet Union spent the afternoon touring the Jerusalem neighborhood of Rehavia
[GLOBAL] Progressive Insights and Resources on Antisemitism for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The World Union thanks all the producers, researchers and speakers, including the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ), who presented the resources posted below for use by our global movement for further discussions and learning about ways to commemorate the Holocaust, addressing Holocaust denial, the state of Antisemitism in Europe, and more.
[ISRAEL] Kehillat HaDror Celebrates New Synagogue
On February 6, 2019, Kehilat HaDror in Jerusalem celebrated the inauguration of their new Beit Knesset in the Tali – Bayit Vagan school.
The synagogue was made possible thanks to the generous support of Nani and Austin Beutel who were present for the celebration.
[ISRAEL] Senseless Vandalism and Hatred Destroy Kehillat Natan-Ya in Netanya, Israel
On the morning January 27th, 2019, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of Kehilat Natan-Ya, in Netanya Israel, woke up to discover their sanctuary was not only broken into but vandalized in a terribly cruel and destructive manner
[ISRAEL] Netzer Leadership Paves Wider Pathways for Inclusion and Impact at Veida 2019
eida Olami, the global summit of Netzer leadership, took place on January 15 – 20 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. The Veida is convened annually as the governing body of Netzer to share best practices in young adult education, leadership, Israel engagement, as well as provide a global networking opportunity.
The World Union Mourns the Passing of Betty Golomb z”l
January 15, 2019 – It is with deep sadness that the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) shares the news of the passing, today, of Betty Golomb, our much-loved visionary leader and philanthropist who helped ensure the future of Progressive Judaism worldwide. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday morning, January 16th at Central Synagogue in New York City.
[BELARUS] Netzer Hosts A Whale of a Good Time in Winter Camp
December may have been cold, but Netzer FSU hosted 11 children and young adult counselors for a holiday break that warmed their hearts. Camp Three Whales, as it was called, welcomed 11 participants ages 7-13 years old and counselors, ages 14-23, for a multi-day activity framework replete with informal and formal educational activities, recreational outings and Shabbat services.
[HONG KONG] UJC Members Give Back to the Hong Kong Community on Mitzvah Day
Over 160 members of The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong (UJC) rolled up their sleeves for “hands-on Tikkun Olam” during the “UJC Make a Miracle Mitzvah Day” on December 9. The day began with breakfast at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre to awaken spirits with shakshuka and songs. Congregants then ventured out to locations around Hong Kong to volunteer at charities and non-profit organizations.