The UPJ is excited to announce that Rabbi Gilad Kariv, President and CEO of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, will be our guest this November. Our worldwide Progressive community is fortunate that Rabbi Kariv brings his experience as a lawyer to his role at the IMPJ; he has been at the forefront of efforts to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu's Government to honour its agreement to establish an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel and to fight against the Conversion Bill that has been proposed by the Shas Party.
Rabbi Kariv will speak in Melbourne (1-4 November) and Sydney (5-9 November) to provide updates on the Progressive Movement's challenges and successes in Israel, and will share specific insights about Israel's Progressive congregations - the fastest growing region in the world - with UPJ presidents and leadership during the Gold Coast Gathering (10-12 November).
Rabbi Kariv's visit to Australia is proudly co-sponsored by ARZA - Australian Reform Zionist Association.
Netzer launched its Appeal on 27 September and are pleased to announce they have raised close to $5000. Supporting this Appeal is crucial to the future of our Progressive movement to support:
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The UPJ will hold its AGM at 9.00am on 12 November 2017 at Temple Shalom in the Gold Coast. Click "Read More" to view the Notice of Meeting and Agenda and to download a nomination form to serve on the UPJ Executive Committee.