[RUSSIA] Mourning the Passing of Zinovy (“Zunya”) Kogan

Zinovy Kogan, founder and guiding spirit of the first Progressive movement congregation in the Former Soviet Union, congregation Hineini in Moscow, died in Moscow on Friday, May 1, 2020. That he passed away on Erev Shabbat certainly adds, according to Jewish tradition, to the honor he deserves as a passionate devoted Jew. That he passed away on May 1, International Workers’ Day, which in the Former Soviet Union is one of the most celebrated holidays in the year, certainly testifies to his legacy as an activist and beloved man of the people.

[UK] Mourning the Passing of Rabbi Neil Kraft Z”L

The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Neil Kraft Z”L, who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent 17 years leading the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, in London. He was rushed to hospital after showing the symptoms of Covid-19 and was placed on a ventilator in intensive care. But Rabbi Kraft […]

[ISRAEL] Klal Yisrael Fellows Enjoy Seminar in Israel (Before Country-wide Lockdown)

Earlier in March, more than 20 participants of the Klal Yisrael Fellowship program came to Israel for a week-long seminar to learn, network, tour Israel and meet with local social change activists. Their visit was the second of three week-long intensives of the Klal Yisrael fellowship, a 10-month program designed to empower young adults in the Reform Movement around the world to realize their collective capacity to effect change inspired by the progressive Jewish values that unite our worldwide movement.

[BELARUS] Interfaith Prayer Against the Coronavirus in Minsk

On the evening of March 21, Rabbi Grisha Abramovich, representing Progressive Judaism, had the special honor tof being invited to participate in an interfaith prayer session against the Coronovirus along with spiritual leaders and representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Greek Catholic, Evangelical and Muslim communities.  

[USA] Klal Yisrael Cohort 6 Kick-off Seminar

As part of an immersive experience in Atlanta’s Jewish community, the 13 young Reform Jews from around the world met local Reform and other communal Jewish leaders, dove into topics including Judaism and social justice, and experienced the welcoming embrace of local Reform congregations and their young adult communities.