SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS
Umbrella organisation of the Temple Sisterhoods in Gauteng, South Africa. It is a private service organisation, internationally known for its active participation in welfare, education and community work in South Africa.
The SAZF is the representative in South Africa of the World Zionist Organisation. The SAZF is the umbrella organisation responsible for all aspects of Zionist activity and for the range of the Jewish community’s multi-faceted relationship with Israel.
JNF South Africa promotes the planting of trees in the State of Israel as an ongoing project to continue the forest growth in Israel.
Jewish Web South Africa is a Jewish community source for information, learning and buying. Covers latest trends, articles and information affecting the Jewish community worldwide.
Jewish OutLook caters for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and Intersex (LGBTI) Community. It was formed in the wake of the highly successful tour to South Africa of the film “Trembling before G-D”.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism is the international umbrella organisation of the Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1 200 congregations with 1.7 million members in 42 countries.
The CCAPR was founded in 1889. Its members are rabbis who are considered the organised rabbinate of Progressive Judaism in the United States.
The central body of the Reform Movement in North America, founded in 1873. It is the largest Jewish movement in North America and represents 1.5 million Jews in more than 900 congregations in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is Israel’s liberal Jewish religious movement, and a constituent member of the World Union of Progressive Judaism.
The UPJ supports and develops Progressive Judaism in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The UPJ is the umbrella body for 23 grassroots organisations, serving about one fifth of the region’s Jewish community.
The European Region of the World Union for Progressive Judaism promotes Progressive Judaism in Central and Western Europe and Israel. There are progressive communities in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The Movement for Reform Judaism is the umbrella body for the Reform Movement in the United Kingdom.
Liberal Judaism reveres Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve all that is good in the Judaism of the past. But it lives in the present. It desires that Judaism shall be an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today.
The Anita Saltz International Education Centre combines liberal Jewish study with experiences both in Israel and around the world. Long- and short-term seminars and workshops for adult learning and leadership seminars; young adult and college student seminars; family educational programmes; congregational study missions; and Torah study groups.
Religious and scholarly community dedicated to developing Jewish professional and lay leaders to apply to contemporary life the values of our tradition. It also advances the critical study of Jewish culture in accordance with the standards of modern scholarship.
A British centre for the training of rabbis, teachers and community leaders, and an educational consultancy. Provides access to Jewish learning for all and works with those of other religions to advance understanding and respect.
Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem is one of the three centres of the Leo Baeck Institute which was founded by Jews of German origin. It researches the history and culture of Jews in German-speaking countries. The institute was established in 1955 and named in honour of Rabbi Leo Baeck, the last leader of German-speaking Jewry before and during the Shoah.
Abraham Geiger College is the first liberal rabbinical seminary founded in Continental Europe since the Shoah. It is a private, not-for-profit institution drawing funds from private and public sources. Its mission is the education of Rabbis for Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe.
The New South Wales Board of Jewish Education’s website enables visitors to find out about Judaism and the Jewish education world of Australia and beyond. Take online courses or play online educational games. Academy BJE offers a range of services which enhances Jewish learning and Jewish continuity, for Jews of all ages.
SOCIAL ACTION ORGANISATIONS
The Israel Religious Action Center is the public and legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism. IRAC was founded in 1987 with the goals of advancing pluralism in Israeli society and of defending the human rights of all Israeli citizens, especially those rights having to do with freedoms of conscience, faith, and religion.
Arzenu is the umbrella organisation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists. It was founded in 1980 as an “ideological grouping” within the World Zionist Organisation. Arzenu has constituent groups in 10 countries and represents the interests of Progressive Judaism worldwide in the governing bodies of World Zionist Organisation and in the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ represents more than 75 000 women in over 500 women’s groups. WRJ works to educate and train future sisterhood and congregational leaders about membership, fundraising, leadership skills, social justice and innovative programming.
Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism. The RAC educates and mobilises the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel.
Mishkan T’filah is the first new Siddur for the North American Reform Movement in more than 30 years. It includes services for Shabbat, weekdays and festivals, as well as other occasions of public worship, and texts for more than a hundred songs, Mishkan T’filah reflects the full diversity of the Movement.
Reform Judaism magazine is the official voice of the Union for Reform Judaism, a quarterly magazine that mainly covers developments within the US movement.
PROGRESSIVE SHULS, KIBBUTZIM IN ISRAEL
SA Union for Progressive Judaism
World Union for Progressive Judaism
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