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 […]
The 2017 Beutel Leadership Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel was a unique opportunity for me to dive into a world that, living in the diaspora, was distant from my everyday reality. This was my first time in Israel, and the Old City was as enchanting and symbolic as I had imagined. As I sat at Beit […]
The idea came to us last year during a discussion with Ruth Bohm, a representative of Women for Reform Judaism (WRJ) in Latin America. We were talking about ways to connect Jewish women from our region, with diverse backgrounds, in a new and exciting way. That’s when it dawned on us: the most special rite […]
A Shnat Netzer participant from RSY Netzer in the UK, Emma recently wrote this blog post for the Times of Israel following her experiences attending prayers at the Kotel with Women of the Wall on February 27, 2017, which was Rosh Chodesh Adar. “Today one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem was engulfed in protest. […]
On February 17-20, 2017, I left the Netzer Shnatties to fend for themselves while I headed to the biennial for North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Convention in Chicago, with more than 1,000 youth, young adults and movement professionals from North America in attendance. The three-day convention was a celebration of youth, activism and […]
“Everyone knows that it is the rabbis who are called upon by their congregations, communities and individuals to not only teach, but also lead. I have no doubt that the most important component of our position as rabbis is our role as teachers – and with that our ongoing educational, academic and spiritual growth. Understanding […]
If you haven’t taken a look at our confirmed sessions and presenters, please visit our website and register today before registration closes! Due to security and capacity requirements, we will be unable to offer day passes for CONNECTIONS 2017, including for spouses or partners, with the exception of the opening gala (for which separate registration […]
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The Chaverim Project was started by the youth group of Temple Emanu El connecting NFTY youth with other young people in Reform communities around the world, specifically in the Former Soviet Union, to send youth to Netzer summer camps from the World Union.