#CONNECTIONS 2017: Innovation and Inspiration as we Came Together in Jerusalem

Centered around the theme “Milestones & Innovations,” in celebration of the WUPJ’s 90th anniversary, the four-day biennial event drew over 450 lay leaders, rabbis, students and congregants from Progressive, Reform, and Liberal communities from 30 countries. For many, Shabbat services were a highly anticipated event known for bringing together cantors and rabbis from around the world, alongside songs and practices that are introduced for all to share.

Reflecting on Twenty Years of Directing Netzer Olami and Tamar

In the summer of 1994, I set out for North America with my wife and two children as a shaliach (emissary) to the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), the North American branch of the Reform youth movement. My service in the U.S. was cut short due to my wife Tikva’s cancer diagnosis, but […]

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 […]