The Union for Reform Judaism for Latin America is the regional chapter of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the most developed Jewish movement in the world that focuses its practices on the Jewish tradition, on respect for human rights, pluralism, equality and inclusion.See article
The second principles’ declaration of the reform Jewish movement of the United States of 1937 was a peace message to the planet that was entering World War II. Also was a call to contribute with the construction of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and the promotion of a strong identification with the religious practice.See article
Con la participación del profesor Joshua Holo, decano del HUC-JIR de Los Ángeles, alumnos del Instituto Rabínico de cinco países se reunieron para avanzar en su formación como futuros líderes espirituales de las comunidades iberoamericanas.Go
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The main lesson I'm going to carry with me back to the United States is this: In Latin America, the Reform Movement is experiencing a renaissance of focus and energy.
Being one of the oldest Congregations in Latin America preserves its history and traditions and embraces the community of São Paulo promoting a current, inclusive and pluralistic Judaism.
Communities are built with work, time and economic resources. Your contribution is vital for Reform Judaism growth in Latin America.Donate
The UJR-AmLat is already present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. Find your nearest reform community.See Communities
Institutions affiliated to the UJR-AmLat are led by rabbis and spiritual leaders that help the spiritual, cultural and intellectual development of those who require it. Meet them and get in touch with them.See Professionals
Study and teach, learn and pass on: Jewish life and community construction make focus on the text, the word and the debate from generation to generation.
When we take on the responsibility of receiving the Torah, we continually take on the onus of becoming and being Jewish.
In 1885, a score of progressive rabbis, led by Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, laid the foundations of the reform movement in the United States. Among other definitions, they declared their commitment to social action, the compatibility between Jewish tradition and science and they eliminated the kashrut and the ritual use of the kippa.
The history of Judaism experiences a continuous movement of creation and re-creation. Otherwise, Judaism would have become a fossil and would be a mere subject of study in History books.
The UJR-AmLat together with Judaica Foundation and Mishkan Jewish Spirituality Center, launch this project that will allow the growth of inclusive communities to generate receptive frameworks that will guarantee the future of Ibero-American Judaism for the next generations.
Regional meetings, face-to-face courses, distance study and field work.
Composed of reform rabbis of our region and academicians of the Jewish world.
To complete rabbinical studies visiting reform communities in Israel.
The Institute already has students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Mexico.
One year remains for the 7th Meeting of the Union of Reform Judaism in Latin America. Save the date on your calendar. The regional movement has an appointment to strengthen ties, celebrate achievements, review the present and think, among all, the objectives that guide the way to the future of progressive Latin American Judaism.