[GERMANY] Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam: On the Right Track
(Potsdam, Germany) – The Abraham Geiger College in the north gate building of the New Palace will be a European center for Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. “Our synagogue will be finished in March or April,” says Walter Homolka, Rector of the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, the training center for Jewish rabbis and cantors at the […]
[SOUTH AFRICA] Sandwiches in the Sukkah in the Heart of Hillbrow
For several months now, in response to the distress of the COVID pandemic in an area already distressed, Beit Emanuel Progressive Shul and Temple Israel Hillbrow have been handing out sandwiches and fruit to those in need in Hillbrow. Every Thursday morning, Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked heads to Hillbrow in the Beit Emanuel shul-mobile, filled with […]
[UK] RSY-Netzer Launchs Online Platform and Reinvents Youth Engagement
When lockdown began in March 2020, RSY-Netzer was quick to launch an online platform for their chanichimot to engage with while stuck at home. Remote Synagogue Youth provided a few hours a day for chanichimot to engage with a variety of activities run by RSY-Netzer chanichimot (leaders).
Yom Kippur Message from Rabbi Sergio Bergman
Yom Kippur is literally the day of atonement. Since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, not only have the casts of the people of Israel been eliminated – we no longer have priests – but sacrifices have also been extinguished.
[Czech Republic] Welcoming New Congregation Ec Chajim in Prague
Less than a week after the ordination of Rabbi David Maxa, the newly-created Ec Chajim congregation officially opened its new sanctuary and learning center in Prague on September 15.
Is the EU Good for Jews? An EUPJ Webinar
The European Union for Progressive Judaism is happy to announce its first-ever webinar. Join them live for a conversation between EUPJ Brussels Director, Bill Echikson, and Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU’s European Commission Coordinator on Combatting Antisemitism.
Behind the Situation in Belarus
Join us for a support meeting and discussion followed by a Solidarity Kabbalat Shabbat service with WUPJ President Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Rabbi Grisha Abramovich, and members of the Minsk Reform community.
Shloshim of Jerry Tanenbaum Z”L
Honoring a friend, long-time supporter, and leader of the WUPJ and our Global Movement. The event, organized by Fundación Judaica and World Union with support from UJR AmLat, will be live streamed on Facebook on this Thursday, August 27.
[JERUSALEM] Mourning the Passing of Paula Edelstein, Z”L
The World Union mourns the passing of our dedicated leader, long-time supporter, and dear friend, Paula Edelstein, Z”L, following a long and brave battle with illness. Paula was an advocate and pioneer for Reform Judaism, serving on the boards of many influential global Jewish and Israeli organizations.
[BELARUS] Update from WUPJ Progressive Rabbis and Leadership
The World Union expresses its concern about the current situation in Belarus. We send our thoughts and prayers for peace in Minsk and Belarus during this challenging time. News of the arrest of two Netzer FSU members quickly spread across social media. The World Union reached out to our rabbinic and communal leadership in […]