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
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.See article
Your contribution to the UJR-Am-Lat allows us to expand our community network and reach more interested in an inclusive, equalitarian Judaism, rooted in the traditions but looking toward the present and the new generations.Go
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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.
Hundreds of families belonging to all the reformist communities of Latin America shared the Pesach Seder with the same intention: to build a freer and more inclusive Judaism in the region.
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.
The Jewish calendar incorporated Yom haShoah, Yom haAtzmaut and Yom haZikaron: how should we celebrate those dates outside Israel?
Pittsburgh, Christchurch, Sri Lanka, San Diego and many others that are repeated are not isolated events but different expressions of the same hatred.
Towards the end of the Twentieth Century, American progressive began to take creative paths to recover the family and communitarian experience of the Passover Seder that had been neglected from the lives of most Jews.
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.