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Center for Progressive Judaism (Reform) and Synagogue Ec Chaim

Sunday, 18 September 2011 12:18

Center for Progressive Judaism (Reform) is an group of Community members who support and co-organise the Community’s non-Orthodox, secular and Progressive activities.

The group came into existence in 2006. In 2008 Ec Chaim, a group of supporters of Progressive Judaism, was established and formed a joint community. In 2009 both the groups motioned the General Assembly of the Jewish Community of Warsaw to pass a resolution obligating the Community Board to hire a non-Orthodox rabbi. In September 2009 a Progressive (Reform) Rabbi Stas Wojciechowicz visited Poland for the first time. Since October 2010 he has been serving as the first Progressive Rabbi of the Community. In February 2011 a member of the Warsaw Jewish community funded a Torah scroll and dedicated it for the use of this group. In March 2011 another member of the Progressive community offered it the use of a flat at Al. Jerozolimskie 53.

This project responds to the needs of those of the Community and the wider Jewish community searching to strike a balance between tradition and modernity. It addresses itself not only to religious needs as some of the Progressive Community’s supporters are nonreligious. Also, the circle of supporters includes Orthodox members of the Community. What unites them is the conviction that the Community needs to cultivate its pluralism.

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