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UPJ declares strong support for Israel

The Union for Progressive Judaism, ARZA Australia, the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and Netzer Australia wish to declare their strong support for the people of Israel as they conduct the necessary war against Hamas to protect its citizens, following the unprecedented attack by Hamas on 7 October 2023.

On the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, terrorists fired over 2,000 rockets at Israel and initiated a land attack, brutally murdering 1,200 civilians.

Israelis across the country have been forced into bomb shelters, and communities are fighting to protect their families.

Hamas terrorists took 240 innocent civilians as hostages, including babies, children, adults and aged adults.

We stand with Israel and its citizens and pray for the safety of the brave Israelis serving in the Israel Defence Forces and pray that the hostages will soon be returned home safely.

Am Yisrael Chai.

Statement on situation in Israel UPJ, ARZA, ARC & Netzer

Read the WUPJ statement on the war in Israel

Three UPJ congregations have created resources hubs on their websites:

With our Progressive Israel Appeal partners, the United Israel Appeal, we ask you to support the UIA Israel at War Appeal.

The funding will go to financial support for the Victims of Terror Fund; provision of mobile bomb shelters; relocating families out of danger; and supporting displaced victims.

Donate to the UIA’s Israel at War Appeal (Australian donors)
Donate to the WUPJ’s Emergency Appeal (donors outside Australia)