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.
Dr Philip Bliss will join with the Saltz Centre in leading an Australian Council for Christians and Jews multi-faith tour to Israel from 24 October to 3 November 2017. The goal is to promote understanding and tolerance among Muslims, Christians and Jews, and to explore Israel together while learning bout the common roots of these faiths.
The annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia for 2016 has been released by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), the elected representative national body of the Australian Jewish community. An article by Julie Nathan, Research Officer for the ECAJ, entitled "Antisemitism in Australia in 2016: Why Does the Malignancy Persist?" was published on 29 December by the ABC Religion and Ethics online magazine. Click here to read the article.