The Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of WUPJYS

in European Judaism
Henry Skirball North American Federation of Temple Youth

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In honour of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Youth Section of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJYS), the author reminisces about some early events he attended, discusses some of the current changes and developments in the Jewish youth scene due to the paradigm changes such as computers, mobile phones etc. as well as the modern ‘Post’ eras of individualism of the Me generation. He concludes with no specific prognostications, but feels that much can be done by dedicated, committed youth and their mentors.

Contributor Notes

Rabbi Henry (Hank) Skirball served as National Director of the National Federation of Temple Youth (now named North American Federation of Temple Youth) and as Chair of the Department of Education and Culture in the Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization. He and his family made aliyah to Jerusalem in 1971.

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