With heavy hearts, we are writing to share the news of the loss of our honorary life president, mentor, leader, friend, and visionary builder of the world Reform movement, Rabbi Richard (Dick) G. Hirsch Z”L. We embrace his family, his four children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and join millions of Reform and Progressive Jews around the world in mourning.
In her own words, Noa Abrahams, Mazkira (Chairperson) of Netzer Melbourne, shares highlights and reflections on their week-long Netzer winter camp which welcomed 120 chanichim/ot (participants) ages 3-12 by 20 counselors.
Every day, thousands of people are dying in India from the COVID-19 crisis. Donate now to give the gift of breath to those in need.
On the first day of Israel’s 36th government, Rabbi Sergio Bergman, WUPJ President, shares his reflections on the impact of this moment on our global movement.
MK Yair Lapid, Israel’s Opposition Leader, has told a global gathering of Progressive and Reform Jews how he will fight for their rights and their voice in Israel and beyond.
Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog will be the 11th president of the State of Israel after he received 87 votes from MKs in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum. It was the largest victory in any presidential election in Israel’s history.
The extended global family of the World Union for Progressive Judaism extends its best wishes and a hearty Mazal Tov to Rabbi Gilad Kariv, President and CEO of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, on his election to the 24th Knesset – the first Reform rabbi to achieve this remarkable accomplishment. We wish Rabbi Kariv much success as he embarks on this next chapter of his incredible career.
As they await entry into Israel, youth movement members from South Africa, who were expecting to be at Machon in Jerusalem these days for their Shnat 2021 program, came together to run multiple seminars in South Africa as a kick off their gap year experience which was to have begun on March 1st in the Crags in South Africa.
uring the recent summer in Australia, Netzer Olami snifim (branches) in Sydney and Melbourne managed to host two successful – and safety compliant – summer camps for close to 190 children and youth with 35 counselors. MachaNetzer, for seniors, ran from January 6-12 and MachaNoar, for junior campers, ran from January 19-23. Summer camps in Sydney were held at Emanuel Synagogue and North Shore Temple Emanuel and summer camps in Melbourne were held at the King David School, TempleBeth Israel and a campsite.
In 2019, Netzer Olami welcomed Nicki Braun to the inaugural position of Mazkira, Chair, of Netzer Olami, the global Progressive Zionist youth movement affiliated with the World Union. The position reflected a new strategic plan for Netzer and the World Union’s engagement with youth and young adults and heralded a new opportunity for Reform and […]