As the full magnitude of the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey becomes clear, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is mobilising to provide support to member congregations and to the broader community of those impacted by this powerful storm. Our prayers are with all those who are harm’s way, including the brave first responders who are already putting their lives on the line to help their neighbours.
Click here to find out how you can help via the URJ website.
Rabbi Kim Ettlinger, chair of the Rabbinic Council of the Union for Progressive Judaism (Moetzah) and Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins, chair of the Masorti (Conservative) Council of Australia, joined the UPJ in expressing support for marriage equality in the attached press release.
The UPJ is delighted to announce that Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation-Beit Or officially joined forces with Beit Knesset Shalom following a merger agreement announcement to their individual congregations.
The Wilkenfeld International Women's Leadership Seminar, to be held at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem on 29-31 May 2018, is seeking application from women around the world who want to increase their leadership skills and their international network. Application deadline is 15 September 2017.
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism has commenced a public campaign in response to the freezing of the Kotel resolution and promotion of the Conversion Bill by the Israeli Government.