Month: March 2013

SA Faith Communities’ Environment Institute

The South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute is an institute of people of many faiths, united in our diversity through our common commitment to earth-keeping. Our aim is to support the faith communities in fulfilling their environmental & socio-economic responsibility. The institute was founded in July 2005. Rabbi Hillel Avidan, chairperson of the SAAPR, is […]

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Interfaith initiatives

THE Durban Progressive Jewish community plays a prominent role in a provincial interfaith council, whose mission is to improve service delivery to the poor. The KwaZulu Natal Inter-Religious Council, launched in October 2007, began when Premier Sbusiso Ndebele invited the province’s religious leaders to join a partnership to redress social ills such as poverty, unemployment, […]

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Netzer’s mini camps

Netzerniks singing during a Shabbat service at the Cape Town mini machaneh Shabbat service at the Cape Town mini machaneh Shabbat service at the Cape Town mini machaneh Drumming circle next to a bonfire at Minimach Chofesh Netzerniks during maamad (morning blessings)at Minimach Chofesh Netzerniks from across the country gathered for our two mini-machanot (mini […]

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Caring for our environment

The South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute is an institute of people of many faiths, united in our diversity through our common commitment to earth-keeping. Our aim is to support the faith communities in fulfilling their environmental & socio-economic responsibility. The institute was founded in July 2005. Rabbi Hillel Avidan, chairperson of the SAAPR, is […]

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WUPJ hosts exciting conference in May 2013

The World Union For Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) will be holding its 36th biennial international convention, Connections 2013, in Jerusalem in May 2013. The WUPJ is the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.8 million members in 45 countries. The World Union strengthens Jewish life in Israel […]

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