Month: May 2013

Netzer get creative in a busy winter

TWO British youngsters who recently finished high school, have embarked on a round-the-world trip to visit branches of the youth movement Netzer, and aim to join South African Netzer at their December youth camps in Cape Town. J.J. Silverman and Dan Raanan, youth leaders in Britain’s Reform movement, have embarked on a six-month journey to […]

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Israeli Progressive Union faces crisis

THE World Union for Progressive Judaism has called for emergency funding to help the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), which has been hard hit by the current global economic downturn and devalued US dollar, forcing it to make massive staff cutbacks. Reform synagogues, seminaries and rabbinic organizations in the US and Canada have joined […]

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Obama swept the US Jewish vote

DESPITE a long and often vicious campaign to paint Barack Obama as anti-Israel, exit polls reveal that more than three quarters of American Jews voted Democratic. NBC television’s exit polls said 77% of Jews voted for Obama; 22% for John McCain CNN television’s exit polls said 78% of Jews voted for Obama; 21% for McCain […]

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Max Price gives Sherman lecture

“Is medicine still a good job for a nice Jewish boy or girl?” THE newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Professor Max Price, will be giving the this year’s Rabbi Dr David Sherman lecture. The lecture, in memory of the much-loved Rabbi Sherman, who was the outspoken leader of Cape Town’s progressive […]

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Join the protest against Netzer schools ban

STEVE LURIE, chairman of the SA Union for Progressive Judaism, was silenced mid-way through a public speech in November in which he called for an end to discrimination against the Progressive youth movement Netzer at King David Schools.The incident unbottled long-simmering tensions over the treatment of Progressive Jews by the SA Jewish Board of Education, […]

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Ten unforgettable days on the Beutel

THE Anita Saltz International Education centre in Jerusalem is an exciting, innovative initiative of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. It offers many seminars and workshops, one of them being the Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership. I was privileged to be chosen by the South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) to represent South […]

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