Join with friends from around the region - and around the world - for our exciting conference in Adelaide. Our conference theme was inspired by the music of Arik Einstein, a pioneer of Israeli rock music whose work inspired social activism throughout the Jewish world. With the dynamic theme of "change" we will offer exciting plenaries, workshops and interactive panels presented by our international and regional guests and speakers.
“From the moment that missiles began falling on Israel's south and center, as well, already this past Sunday the IMPJ, the umbrella organization of all Reform congregations and institutions in Israel, responded immediately using experience and infrastructure built less than two years ago during the Pillar of Cloud Operation.
Six suspects, members of a Jewish extremist cell according to the Shin Bet security agency, were arrested Sunday in connection with the horrific murder of 16-year-old Muhammed Abu Khdeir. His burned body was found in the Jerusalem forest on Wednesday morning. The World Union for Progressive Judaism joins the Israeli government and all people of conscience the world over in condemning this ghastly act.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism stands with Israel in its efforts to maintain security for all its citizens, and pursue peace with the neighboring nations and the Palestinian people. At the same time, we are deeply saddened and pained by the suffering and loss of innocent lives, and wish that compassion and care for human life were guiding the extremist Hamas