Mazel tov to MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv, the first Progressive rabbi to be elected to Israel's Knesset!
Nicole Maor, Director of the Israel Religious Action Centre's Legal Aid for Olim,
successfully led the charge leading to the historic Israel Supreme Court decision
recognising Progressive and Masorti conversions in Israel.
Nicole will be with us in person for a UIA Progressive Appeal campaign event
on Tuesday 27 April at 7.00-8.00pm, at Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra.
Click here to register to attend.
Emanuel Synagogue will host a special In Conversation session with Julian Leeser MP, Member for Berowra, on Sunday 11 April at 5.00pm. The discussion, led by Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, will focus on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Where to from here?" CLICK HERE to register.
Many UPJ congregations have chosen to offer virtual Shabbat and daily minyan services, online courses, and a diverse range of interesting and innovative programs. Click here to view listings, and note that these are updated several times a week.
The UPJ Biennial Conference will be held in a blended format via Zoom and face-to-face in Sydney on Friday 15 October to Sunday 17 October 2021. With the theme of “Progressing Judaism Eight Days a Week”, a diverse range of topics will be discussed, dissected, challenged and debated, in a friendly and inclusive space, concentrating on values in our daily lives and the religious and spiritual aspects of our Jewish identity. Be on the lookout for more details!