South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) Press Statement

South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) notes the abandonment of the January 2016 agreement to create a new egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel with intense disappointment. It is painful to us that some of our Jewish brothers and sisters cannot find it in their hearts to ensure that all Jews can […]

There’s a First Time For Everything: A Memorable Sunday in Bangkok

Sunday, May 28, 2017 was a memorable day for members of Thailand Progressive Jewish Community (TPJC). Joy and love filled the air as TPJC celebrated its first Jewish wedding. Our dear Thai Jews-by-choice members, Mr. Sanpat (Job) Suwannathat and Mrs. Patthera (Max) Suwannathat were remarried in a traditional Jewish ceremony, continuing their journey into Judaism. […]

A Joint Statement by the French Assembly for Liberal Judaism (AJL) and Arzenou France Regarding Recent Decisions by the Israeli Government

*The French Communique follows the English below The Israeli government’s decision to freeze implementation of the Kotel agreement is a threat to the unity of the Jewish People and for Zionism.  Israel is built of multiple commitments and many bold ideas, from ancient texts to today’s prayers, from Theodore Herzl to the Balfour Declaration and the […]

Jewish Agency for Israel, Board of Governors, June 2017, Summary of Events

Jewish Agency Board of Governors Summary of Events June 25-27, 2017   On Sunday, June 25, the Israeli government adopted a decision submitted by Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) to suspend implementation of its January 2016 decision adopting a plan based on a proposal […]

Statement from the South African Union for Progressive Judaism

PRESS RELEASE 26 JUNE 2017                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Progressive Jewry taken hostage The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) and the South African Association of Progressive Rabbis (SAAPR) strongly condemn the decision by the Government of Israel to suspend the implementation of its own decision to establish a dignified space for egalitarian prayer […]

The Future of Progressive Jewish Leadership

My connection to the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) began in the summer of 2010. As a camper at URJ Kutz Camp, I shared a cabin with campers from Israel and South Africa, and I learned from them and other international campers about their experiences growing up in Netzer, the international Reform Zionist youth […]

Why all Jewish Conferences Should Include Shabbat

At this point in my career, I have attended countless Jewish leadership conferences. In many instances, I have even been on the steering committees responsible for the selection of a theme, the development of programming, wrangling speakers, and overall logistical planning. While each conference’s audience, agenda and timing create unique challenges, those responsible for scheduling […]

Submission Guidelines: Posting on Wupj.org

About Posting on WUPJ.org The World Union’s website, including its library, news articles, oped pieces, and other written content, strives to be an online resource for Progressive, Liberal and Reform Jews, providing news from our global movement, Jewish thought and insight, and leadership pieces that advance individual and congregational Reform Jewish life. While our site […]