A Jewish Ritual That Heals – Drasha by Rabbi Kelemen in the online publication series “Torah from Around the World”

‍‍July 25, 2013 - 18 Av 5773

In the online publication series “Torah from Around the World”, this week’s drasha is by Rabbi Katalin Kelemen about Parashat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25) under the title “A Jewish Ritual That Heals – ‘When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless…’”. Read the drasha below. A Jewish Ritual That Heals – Parashat Ekev (Deuteronomy […]

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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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JFNA Rabbinic Cabinet delegation visits Hungary

‍‍February 28, 2012 - 5 Adar II 5772

The delegation released a statement which was handed to Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi as well. Below is the text of the statement: “The Rabbinic Cabinet of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents approximately 900 rabbis from across the spectrum of Jewish religious movements in North America. Rabbis of all the representative movements […]

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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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D’var Torah by Rabbi Fred Morgan on Parashat Shoftim

‍‍August 18, 2011 - 18 Av 5771

Rabbi Morgan was an early supporter of Sim Shalom spending time in Budapest in the early ’90s, at the time when he was based in NWSS Weybridge, UK. He was also personal mentor of our rabbi Katalin Kelemen in Leo Baeck College Rabbinical Seminary. We were happy to host him and his wife Sue again in our Raday synagogue this summer when they were spending Sabbatical in Europe and Israel.

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