World Union for Progressive Judaism

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New York
United States

About Us

The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), established in London in 1926, is the largest body of religious Jews in the world. WUPJ serves congregations and communities in nearly 40 countries, encompassing more than 1,200 Reform, Progressive, Liberal and Reconstructionist congregations and more than 1.5 million members throughout the world. Its international headquarters, since 1973, are located in Jerusalem, with regional offices in New York, London, Moscow and Melbourne.

The World Union’s international presence is divided into seven areas; North America, Europe, Israel, Former Soviet Union, Australia-Asia-New Zealand (including China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore), Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Africa.

The Mission of the World Union is:

• To strengthen Jewish life around the world by promoting Progressive Judaism as an authentic yet modern and democratic form of Jewish expression.

• To bring the message of liberal Judaism to international forums, Jewish and non-Jewish, and to take an active role in addressing the challenges of contemporary life.

• To link Progressive Jews around the world, enhancing international cooperation and sharing resources and ideas among our constituents, in the spirit of "Kol Yisrael Arayveem Ze BaZe" (every Jew is responsible one for the other).

• To advance social justice and equal rights for all, in the spirit of Tikkun Olam.

• To promote inclusiveness and gender equality within the Jewish community.