World Union seeks lay leader nominations

5 January 2023 – 12 Tevet 5783

The World Union for Progressive Judaism is now inviting nominations for its next leadership cycle, and is seeking individuals who:

  • are passionate about building diverse, international Progressive Jewish communities.
  • are experienced in programming or synagogue life in a WUPJ region.
  • are interested and experienced in one of WUPJ’s key strategic areas, including education, youth, advocacy, and community development.
  • are excited about being part of a new phase of organizational life, and thinking boldly and creatively about the Jewish future.

Nominations are now open until 30 January for positions on both the Governing Board and the Leadership Council, for the next three-year cycle. The WUPJ invites nominations of individuals across the spectrum of ages, genders, Jewish backgrounds, and languages. You may nominate yourself or someone you believe would be a great fit for WUPJ.

To apply, please email

The Governing Board and Global Leadership Council are new leadership structures within the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

The Governing Board will be the fiduciary Board of WUPJ, comprised of 12 to 14 individuals from throughout the WUPJ regions including five officers and other ‘at large’ members.

The Leadership Council will be comprised of 30 to 60 individuals who will work with WUPJ professional staff as thought-generators; act as WUPJ ambassadors throughout the world; and be the pipeline for future leadership. Members will generally meet quarterly by Zoom, and will work in smaller teams and working groups on committees, initiatives and programs.

Nomination packages should include a one-page summary outlining professional and communal involvements, skills, experience and comments on why you or your nominee would like to be part of the WUPJ leadership team.

Liberal Judaism’s Becca Fetterman is the UK representative on the Nominating Committee. If you would like to talk things through with Becca before making a nomination, please email her on

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