World Union representatives attended the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The aim of the conference was to bring Civil Society together around UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 11, “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities”.
Jerusalem-born Mika Arad, a descendant of the Koschers – one of three Jewish families who settled in Ivye in 1600 – held her Bat Mitzvah ceremony in the Museum of National Cultures, in the gallery on the history and traditions of the Jewish people.
Lisa Edwards’ drive to break through barriers lead her through a successful career as a pioneering woman and openly gay rabbi for the last 25 years. On the eve of her retirement as senior rabbi of the world’s first primarily LGBT congregation, Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, Edwards spoke with the World Union about her life, career and issues facing the Progressive Jewish world.
Applications for cohort 6 of the URJ Klal Yisrael fellowship, run in partnership with the World Union and the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), are open.
It is with sadness that World Union shares the news of the passing of Rabbi Charles Wallach in the United Kingdom on Friday, the 23rd.
The World Union mourns the passing of Rabbi Peter Knobel Z”L, former president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), on August 20th, at the age of 76.
During the Women’s Day Shabbat services at the Temple of Israel four female rabbis joined a bimah together for the first time in South Africa.
On July 31, Netzer Olami hosted its annual celebration of all Progressive and Reform youth and young adults visiting Israel on summer programs, called Netzfest. This summer’s megaevent welcomed over 650 participants from around the world.
Rebeca Orantes from Guatemala was part of the 2018-2019 Brotherhood of Roswell Klal Yisrael for the URJ and visited France to understand the efforts of the Jewish liberal movement and its challenges. Learn more about her unforgettable experience with MahaNetzer this summer.
Netzer Australia, Netzer South Africa, Colônia da CIP and Avanhandava (Brazil) recently wrapped up a successful year of annual winter youth camps.