World Union conferences are inspirational international gatherings – full of spirit, learning, sharing and fun, where Reform, Reconstructionist, Progressive and Liberal Jews from around the world come to connect with and energize each other and help shape the future of the Jewish People.
This year’s conference theme is "Simcha,
Soul and Solidarity".
CONNECTIONS 2015 is essentially a celebration, a Simcha, of who we are:
our differences, our similarities, what we stand for and why. The conference offers a wide range of opportunities to nourish the soul: learning,
spirituality and various forms of observance that reflect the diversity of our
different Progressive communities. By bringing our worldwide family of
Progressive Jewish communities together, CONNECTIONS 2015 will also convey a
powerful message of solidarity. With our deep belief in the concept of
Peoplehood, the conference will also enable us to reiterate and reaffirm our
strong, eternal support for Israel. And by holding CONNECTIONS 2015 in Latin
America for the first time, this region will have the opportunity to showcase
its thriving communities.
Over the days of the conference, we will offer workshops and panel discussions, hands-on Tikun Olam activities, study and entertainment, and the most uplifting and international Shabbat celebration observed anywhere in the world.