World Union for Progressive Judaism Names New President

The World Union for Progressive Judaism – the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal and Progressive movements – has appointed Rabbi Daniel Hillel Freelander the organization’s next President, effective September 1, 2014.

Rabbi Freelander is currently Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Rabbi Freelander has served as a URJ staff leader since 1975. As a NFTY Director, UAHC Regional Director, North American Director of Program and URJ Vice President, he has provided creative vision and management to dozens of programs and projects, including URJ Biennial conferences, music and worship initiatives and publications, camping and Israel programs.