The Dutch Union for Progressive Judaism “Het Verbond” (NUV)
The Dutch Union for Progressive Judaism (Het Nederlands Verbond voor Progressief Jodendom) was established in 1931 to provide a more liberal and inclusive approach to Judaism in the Netherlands. The NUV has since become one of the largest and most active Jewish communities in the country, with a network of synagogues and community centers across the country. The NUV is committed to promoting a pluralistic and egalitarian approach to Judaism and seeks to adapt Jewish tradition and practice to contemporary circumstances, while also preserving its core values and teachings. The NUV is affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, enabling it to collaborate with other Jewish communities and organizations on a range of issues.
- The NUV is a member of the Dutch Jewish Platform against Discrimination (DJP), a coalition of Jewish organizations that works to combat all forms of discrimination, including antisemitism. And also works closely with other groups in the Netherlands that are committed to fighting antisemitism, such as the Anne Frank Foundation and the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI).
- The NUV regularly speaks out against antisemitism in the media and public forums.
- Workshops and training sessions: The NUV offers workshops and training sessions for its members and the wider community on recognizing and responding to antisemitic incidents. These sessions cover topics such as identifying antisemitic tropes and stereotypes, understanding the impact of antisemitic language and actions, and strategies for addressing and reporting incidents of antisemitism.
- Educational resources: The NUV provides educational resources on its website, including articles, videos, and podcasts, that help to increase awareness of antisemitism and its impact. The resources cover a range of topics, such as the history of antisemitism, contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, and strategies for combating it.
- Dialogue and engagement: The NUV actively engages in dialogue with other communities and organizations to promote understanding and combat antisemitism. This includes participating in interfaith initiatives and engaging with policymakers and other stakeholders to advocate for policies and measures that combat antisemitism.
- Jewish cultural events: The NUV also hosts a range of Jewish cultural events, including exhibitions, concerts, and festivals, that aim to promote Jewish culture and heritage and combat stereotypes and misinformation about Judaism and Jewish people.