The UPJ endorses the statement from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (17 March) that highlights ways to assist those in our community who are isolated and vulnerable. Click on "Read More" to find out how you can help others.
Many UPJ congregations have chosen to offer virtual Shabbat and daily minyan services, as well as courses during this time of social isolation, and the CCAR Press has generously provided a flip-book version of our region's siddur, Mishkan T'filah: World Union Edition (click here to open the flip book).
UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll and Brian Samuel joined with Rabbi David Saperstein (visiting guest speaker for the UIA Progressive Appeal) and others for a breakfast with Archbishop Peter Comensoli on 13 March. Pictured from left: Dr Nigel Zimmerman, Julian O'Connell, Brian Samuel, Rabbi David Saperstein, Archbishop Peter Comensoli, David Knoll and Dr Michael Casey.
Before Rabbi David Saperstein departed from Australia today (unfortunately sooner than originally planned), he gave an interview to Andrew West on ABC Radio’s “The Religion and Ethics Report”. Click here to listen this inspiring podcast about religious freedom and how coronavirus will affect Jewish life.