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".
Netzer madrichim shared a beautiful video wishing Shabbat shalom from MachaNoar Sydney Junior Camp.
The UPJ Annual Report for 2016-2017 was published and distributed during the Gathering of UPJ Executive, Presidents and Rabbis in the Gold Coast. Click on "Read More" to read and download the full report.