UPJ Movement Rabbi Fred Morgan recently produced statements to be used as guidelines when asked to explain Progressive Judaism. Here is the "25 words of less" version: Progressive Judaism: respectful of the past and responsive to the present, re-imagining Jewish tradition for the contemporary world, celebrating Jewish diversity, and pursuing justice for all. Click here to read the 100-word and single-page versions.
Professor Tsvia Walden, renowned educator and linguist, and daughter of the late Shimon Peres, and her husband Professor Raphael Walden, a high-profile medico and activist, visited Australia to speak about the Progressive Trust from 3-12 March. Click on "read more" to read the Australian Jewish News article written by Peter Kohn. #TheAustralianJewishNews
The UPJ is pleased to present its first residential music conference on 14-16 July at the Geelong Conference Centre near Melbourne. Plan to join in a weekend away with communal singing, song-leading, choral singing, music networking and more! Stay tuned (pun intended!) for more details soon.
Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff and Neshama Life, in association with Emanuel Synagogue, North Shore Temple Emanuel and the UPJ, will lead this tour on 1-11 May 2017, featuring Kabbalah, music, Tai Chi, meditation and visits to sacred sites. Click here to read the full brochure.
In December, Shira Appelboom (current Federal Mazkira) and Joel McCarroll (Incoming Federal Mazkir) reported on their attendance at Limmud China and conducting Netzer activities for the Kehilat Shanghai community.