Rabbis from around the UPJ region have shared their High Holy Days sermons; they are saved on the UPJ website under "Learning / Archives". Click here and then click on each rabbi's name to read the sermons.
Emanuel Synagogue will host a tour of the Succah by the Sea sculptures on 25 October at 5.00pm (an installation organised by the Shalom Institute - to learn more click here), which will be the largest display of Judaism in the public sphere to be held in Australia; a special Shabbat Live! service will be held watching the sunset, followed by a BYO picnic dinner.
Susan Kadar, member of Emanuel Synagogue and North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE), received the 2019 NSW Senior and Overall Volunteer of the Year Award; she was nominated by the Sydney Jewish Museum for her work translating the diary of Rabbi Andre Kampfner, written just after World War II. Pictured, from left: Mayor Pam Palmer (Lane Cove Municipality), Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney (Willoughby Council), Susan Kadar and Mayor Jennifer Anderson (Ku-ring-gai Council). Jessica Harrison, NSTE member and immediate past federal leader of Netzer Australia, received the Young Volunteer of the Year Award for her weekly work at the Asylum Seekers Centre. Jessica runs welcome tours for asylum seekers arriving to Australia and provides them with referrals for necessary assistance with essentials, such as clothing, furniture and paying bills. Jessica is pictured with Mayor Jennifer Anderson, Ku-ring-gai Council.
Rabbi Fred Morgan spent Yom Kippur with the Jewish group in Yangon, Myanmar. Here he is pictured with Sammy Samuels, head of the Jewish community of Myanmar, and Sam Glatman, British businessman and cantorial soloist, in front of the amud in the 115-year old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.
On Sunday 17 November, Jews globally will participate in a range of hands-on projects supporting existing charities and local initiatives to build stronger communities. To learn more about project ideas and to register your congregation's project, click here.