The European Center of Jewish Scholarship with rabbinical training and synagogue was opened at the German University of Potsdam on Wednesday. It is the first university synagogue in Germany. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the new facility as a “gift for our country.“
[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.
World Union Honors Bergman Families with International Humanitarian Award
On Wednesday eve, May 29, the World Union for Progressive Judaism welcomed guests from the UK, Israel, Europe and South Africa to its annual International Humanitarian Award Dinner honoring visionary global Jewish leaders and advocates Dee and Leslie Bergman and Marion and Stanley Bergman.
[CZECH REPUBLIC] New Progressive Community in Prague
Ec Chajim held its inaugural Kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner at the Hotel Modré Růže Blue Rose Hotel in Prague . About 120 people aged between one and 91, attended the event.
[BRUSSELS] Shabbaton of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Celebrates the Growth Our Movement Across the Region
“One building, two communities” isn’t just a catchy phrase. This is a reality for International Jewish Center (IJC) and Beth Hillel congregations in Brussels. Since last January, both progressive communities have effectively begun co-habiting in the spacious and beautiful building of Beth Hillel.
My Jewish Journey | Beutel Leadership Seminar
In January 2006, I attended the Beutel Leadership Seminar in Israel. The seminar, which was then in its third year, was organised and run by the Anita Saltz International Education Center (now called the WUPJ Center for Leadership Development and Education), and we were based at its international headquarters in Jerusalem The Beutel Leadership Seminar’s […]
[Prague] Post-Biennial Round-up: On “REGENERATION – Building the Future” by the European Union for Progressive Judaism
More than 350 delegates from 28 countries assembled in the beautiful city of Prague to celebrate the Biennial Conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ). Beginning on Thursday 26th April, an opening ceremony was held in the Smetana Hall within the Municipal House and included welcoming messages from the President of the Jewish […]
[Germany] Dedication of Abraham Geiger College’s Future Home
“It is from here that we shall continue the enormous task of contributing to the renaissance of German and European Jewish life & learning,” said WUPJ chair Carole Sterling at the dedication of the new building of Abraham Geiger College and the School of Jewish Theology in Potsdam on 23 April. She conveyed the thanks […]
Opening the Doors to Judaism
In May 2017, Russian-born Rabbi Alona Lisitsa presented ten conversion candidates from Spain and Portugal to the European Beit Din in London. The fi rst female Reform Rabbi in Israel to be appointed to a religious council, Rabbi Lisitsa’s comprehensive conversion course, which includes on-site meetings and counsel, has been attracting individuals interested in Judaism since its launch in May 2014. […]
[POLAND] Statement by Beit Polska and the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Relating to the Polish Holocaust Law
Beit Polska – The Union of Polish Progressive Jewish Communities in Poland and the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) are concerned about the Amended Act on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and some other Acts as passed by Lower House of Poland’s Parliament on […]