MK Stav Shaffir To Join Program of CONNECTIONS 2017

Stav Shaffir is the youngest female Knesset member in Israel’s history, outspoken for demanding fiscal oversight of settlement funding and supporting a wide array of social justice issues: from affordable housing for young Israelis to the rights of Women of the Wall. Shaffir placed second in the January 2015 primaries of the Labor Party and […]

#CONNECTIONS 2017: All the Pics, Links and Press

View the photos and read the stories from our four-day biennial conference that ended on May 20, 2017 following a meaningful and inspiring program of speakers, special events, Shabbat services, site visits and more. Click here to start!

Telling Your Story, on our Global Platform

We envision our new website as a central online hub of activity, insight and updates that strengthen and advance our global movement. That’s why we’re opening our website to submissions from constituents in congregations, communities, rabbinical schools, jewish education centers, youth cubs and more. Please click through to read our submissions guidelines for direction and […]

Roswell Klal Yisrael 2016-17 Fellows Hold Seminar in Berlin

The program kicked off in December 2016, with the 2016-17 fellows, comprised of a diverse group of 22 enthusiastic young adults from eight countries, beginning the year with their first seminar in Jerusalem in December. Between March 19-26 the group converged on Berlin for a week of training, touring, education, exploration and communal growth. Rebecca […]

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 […]