Reform movement announces Latin American rabbinical school

The Reform movement is launching its first school to train and ordain rabbis from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to work in those communities, JTA reports. The Ibero American Institute for Rabbinical Education of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, or WUPJ, will begin classes in August in Buenos Aires.

More than 10 rabbinical candidates from Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Spain have enrolled in the institute, which will be run jointly by the Latin American branch of WUPJ; the Argentine network of institutions Fundación Judaica, and the Center of Jewish Spirituality Mishkan.

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