Bet Orim

LGBTQ-Friendly Shabbat Shacharit Service on 6 July

‍‍July 4, 2013 - 26 Tamuz 5773

At the Budapest Pride 2012, we witnessed a historic event when three egalitarian Jewish communities jointly held a Shabbat Shacharit service to declare support for the LGBTQ community. The event attracted so much attention and interest that the organizers decided to repeat it this year. Venue: Bálint Közösségi Ház/Jewish Community Centre (Budapest, District 6, Révay […]

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Recent resolutions on Hungary from the World Union for Progressive Judaism

‍‍May 5, 2013 - 25 Iyar 5773

The resolutions (read in the document attached) explain the concerns of WUPJ on the anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric visible in Hungary, and also confront the Government of Hungary on reducing the legal status of WUPJ’s local member congregations in the infamous “Church Law” resulting in loss of tax benefit status and other legal and operational constraints. The […]

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D’var Torah on Parshat Ki Tavo from Hungarian Reform Rabbi Ferenc Raj

‍‍September 18, 2011 - 19 Elul 5771

This article was taken from WUPJ newsletter/website. Rabbi Raj is founding rabbi of our sister community in Budapest, called Bet Orim.
For more about the history of Reform/Progressive movement in Hungary and specifically Sim Shalom’s role, please read our History page!

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