David D Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, co-presidents of the Union for Progressive Judaism, and Eric Lundberg, president of Mercaz-Masorti Australasia, issued a joint statement on the third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Roger Mendelson, UPJ Immediate Past President, prepared a "Shul Survival Guide" for use around the UPJ region. The guide, which focuses on the financial side of synagogue management, was based on his book Ten Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them, which was published in 2008 when Australia was expecting to suffer a major recession following the Global Financial Crisis. A few constructive comments have been received and a new edition will be posted soon.
The UPJ is pleased to share a special announcement received from the World Union for Progressive Judaism announcing the appointment of Rabbi Sergio Bergman as President of the WUPJ.
The UPJ joins the WUPJ in thanking Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein for his dedication as interim President, and looks forward to welcoming Rabbi Bergman to our region in the near future.
Click on "Read More" to read the WUPJ announcement and learn more about Rabbi Bergman.
Become a member of ARZA Australia to ensure that Progressive values in Israel are pursued and funded. Free memberships are now being offered at www.arza.org.au.
Ben Adler, Emanuel Synagogue member and accomplished violinist, and pianist Paul Khodor (Klezmer band CHUTNEY), have released a new arrangement of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav.