Campaign Events

Rabbi Sergio Bergman, president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, will be our special guest speaker for the 2022 UIA Progressive Appeal. 

  • Served as Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development from 2015-2019;
  • Named one of the world's 100 most influential leaders in the fight against climate change;
  • Distinguished speaker on issues of social justice and human rights, and a strong exponent of civil discourse.

Rabbi Bergman said: Support for Israel is a matter of common sense, and the Progressive Jews of Australia stand tall in their support for Israel. On my visit to Australia this March, I look forward to setting out our vision for a strong Jewish future."

Rabbi Bergman will be in conversation with Vic Alhadeff, SBS board member and former CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, on Monday 7 March at 7.00pm at Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney and via Zoom. 

Please fill out the form below to register your attendance.

Video to view Nicole Maor's talk in March 2021

If you missed the opportunity to hear from Nicole Maor,
who spoke in Sydney about the magnificent success in achieving recognition
of Reform and Conservative conversions in Israel, we have an edited video from that event,
with Nicole in conversation with UPJ Co-President David Knoll AM

To support the important work for Progressive Judaism in Israel, click on the link below:

Video of Rabbi Saperstein's remarks at TBI in March 2020

Rabbi David Saperstein's inspiring 2020 message

Click here
to make your 2022 donation to the Progressive Appeal, and thank you for your support.

Click on the links to the UPJ YouTube Channel below for more videos from Rabbi Saperstein's presentation "Faith, Fanaticism and the Jewish Future":

"Faith, Fanaticism and the Jewish Future" (20-minute version)

"Authentic religion is not fundamentalism" (4:11)

"What role does Judaism play?" (7:51)

"Essential questions facing humanity: (3:33)

"What is the Jewish future?" (7:37)

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