Dear Migwan community 

Migwan community - ready for the future

We are proud of how our community has grown and continues to grow. We look forward to the official celebrations with our members as well as representatives from partner communities, umbrella organizations, authorities and guests. Migwan is an important element of Jewish life in Basel and the region. Migwan means “diversity” (Hebrew). We also associate it with the responsibility to contribute to the diversity of social peace. social diversity - the Migwan - Hebrew for “diversity”.

An important goal of our community is to strengthen Jewish identity, especially among children and young people  of member families in a non-Jewish society. The high proportion of children and young people and the independent liberal-progressive religious education are one of the most important strengths.  As a Migwan community, we are pleased to see how the children from the founding period are now heavily involved in community life as teenagers and young adults. We are aware that this is by no means a matter of course. We therefore want to ensure that our young members have the space they need to shape their concerns and ideas for the future. At the same time, we are pleased to welcome many young families to the Migwan community.

Migwan is part of the Jewish-liberal community of values, to which around 1,200 liberal communities in 30 countries with a total of around 1.8 million members belong. The PLJS actively represents the concerns of the three communities in the "European Union for Progressive Judaism" and the global umbrella organisation "World Union for Progressive Judaism" (WUPJ). We are using the anniversary year to raise awareness of our independent socio-political values and thus make a contribution to social cohesion in Basel and far beyond. 

Peter Jossi, President of Migwan Co-President PLJS (Platform of the liberal Jews of Switzerland)
Co-Präsident PLJS (Plattform der Liberalen Juden der Schweiz)

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