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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.
Susan Kadar, translator of Dr Andor Kӓmpfner’s Holocaust journal, will present an online talk hosted by the Sydney Jewish Museum on Sunday 14 June at 7.00pm. In his diary, Andor, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, evocatively writes about his journey from his home to the ghetto, deportation in a cattle wagon, Auschwitz, the death march, Buchenwald and, finally, liberation. The talk will feature a reading of excerpts from the journal, as well as memories shared by his wife. Cost: $5 per person; click here to book your place and click here to purchase a copy of the book, Beyond Imagining.
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. Click on "Read More" to view the guide.
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.