Netzer madrichim shared a beautiful video wishing Shabbat shalom from MachaNoar Sydney Junior Camp.
Professor Anthony Luder will be the special guest speaker for the UIA Progressive Appeal, with events taking place in Melbourne and Sydney. Professor Luder is Director of Paediatrics at Ziv Hospital in Safed, saving both Syrian and Israeli lives. He is founder of Rosh Pina's pluralistic congregation, which established a bilingual Arabic-Hebrew nursery. He will speak in Melbourne on 19 March at 7.30pm at the Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism, and on 26 March at 7.3pm at Emanuel Synagogue.
Peter Kohn, Temple Beth Israel member and senior journalist at the Australian Jewish News, will be writing quarterly reports on Kehilat Shanghai. Kohn's family lived in Shanghai during World War II, and he has written two novels about the Shanghai Jewish community.
Rabbi David Kunin, with his wife Shelley and Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky, under the auspices of the UPJ, has assisted Indonesia's emerging Progressive community over the past number of years. Earlier this month, Rabbi Kunin brought two Sifrei Torah to Tokyo (donated by congregations in Edmonton, Canada and Newcastle, Pennsylvania) and will deliver them to Indonesia next month. Click here to read Rabbi Kunin's blog, "Bringing the Light of Torah to the ends of the Earth".
Yasher koach to the World Union for Progressive Judaism for developing an app to assist in finding Progressive communities worldwide. Click here to download the app.