We live in a time that is foreign to Judaisms but, at the same time (what a blessed ubiquity!), we inhabit the history of our Judaisms in this time and outside this time.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) “Shabbat around the World” was launched in Milan in October 2020 on Shabbat Bereishit, as we began reading the Torah cycle once again.
“Never doubt that a small group of highly aware and engaged people can change the world. In fact, that’s how the world has always changed”. The emblematic quote by anthropologist Margaret Mead reflects the shared vision of Shirat Shevat, a group inspired by Shirat Miriam, founded in 2013 and which also blew good winds for the creation of Shirat Imaot and Shirat Darom, all affiliated with UJR (Union of Reform Judaism – Latin America) and WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism), with the main focus on female protagonism.
The etymology of the Hebrew language fascinates me! The words compress themselves until they reach a three-letter root, and when they unfold from that root, they form new fruit-words that blossom into a similar and complementary sense.
A Jew of Marrano descent, black, artist, gay and centre-left. How could I disagree more with the traditional São Paulo Jewish community?
To say that the Covid-19 pandemic has radically transformed our lives has become commonplace: we work from home, we avoid social contact and masks have become an essential accessory, such as purses and shoes. In synagogue practices, it has been no different… who could have imagined, in January, that so many Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur services would have been online?
The month of December in the Gregorian calendar is special: it is the month of lights, when families come together, each in their own way, to illuminate the home and celebrate life.
Check out the new Hanukkah 5781 flyer, available in Portuguese and Spanish.
There’s something characterizes the Jewish community: the ability to “form a community” and to remain united in the face of adversity, understanding that we need one another to multiply moments of happiness and difficulties.
Speaking about a feminine space, a women’s space is always a challenge and a risk. Therefore, like in Judaism, we want to maintain differences to promote personal growth, the growth of communities and the formation of new connections. We are many, with plans and ideas. Dreams and passions.