SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS

United Sisterhood

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.

SA Zionist Federation

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.

Jewish National Fund South Africa

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

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

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”.

INTERNATIONAL BODIES

World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ)

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.

Central Conference of American Progressive Rabbis

The CCAPR was founded in 1889. Its members are rabbis who are considered the organised rabbinate of Progressive Judaism in the United States.

Union for Reform Judaism

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.

Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism

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.

Union for Progressive Judaism, Australia

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.

WUPJ European Region

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.

Movement for Reform Judaism

The Movement for Reform Judaism is the umbrella body for the Reform Movement in the United Kingdom.

Liberal Judaism

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.

EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Anita Saltz International Learning Centre

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.

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

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.

Leo Baeck College

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 in Jerusalem

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

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.

Academy BJE, Australia

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

Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)

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

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 of Reform Judaism

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.

Religious Action Centre of Reform Judaism

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 Tefilah: New USA Reform prayer book

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

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

Har-El, Jerusalem

Or Chadash, Haifa

Beit Daniel, Tel Aviv

Leo Baeck, Haifa

Kol Haneshama,
Jerusalem

Mevasseret Zion

Ra’anan

Zur Hadassah

Darchei Noam,
Ramat Hasharon

YOZMA, Modiin

Achvat Israel, Rishon Lezion

Emet Veshalom, Nahariya

Esh David, Ashdod

Brit Olam, Kiryat Ono

Har Halutz

Mevakshei Derech, Jerusalem

Maalot Tivon – Kiryat Tivon

Natan Ya – Netanya

Sulam Yaakov – Zichron Yaakov

Kibbutz Lotan

Kibbutz Yahel

Birkat Shalom, Kibbutz Gezer


SA Union for Progressive Judaism

World Union for Progressive Judaism


Matan Chaim: The Gift of Life.

Become an organ donor and save a life.

Bioethics and Organ Donation, Union for Reform Judaism

Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa

SAVES: The Living Will Society