The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Council of Progressive Rabbis for Australia, New Zealand and Asia express their solidarity with the Jewish communities in Germany in the wake of the Halle Yom Kippur attack, which resulted in two deaths. In particular, we pray for the members of the Judische Gemeinde Halle synagogue. Not long after we spent our day of fasting, prayer and spiritual renewal, they faced a gunman at their door seeking to destroy them. To read the full statement on the UPJ website, click on "Read more".
The UPJ will hold its AGM at 2.30pm on 8 November 2019 at the Ibis Adelaide, 122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. Click “Read More” to view the Notice of Meeting and Agenda, and to download nomination forms to join the UPJ Executive Committee or serve as an officer of the Executive Committee.
Rabbi Fred Morgan spent Yom Kippur with the Jewish group in Yangon, Myanmar. Here he is pictured with Sammy Samuels, head of the Jewish community of Myanmar, and Sam Glatman, British businessman and cantorial soloist, in front of the amud in the 115-year old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.
Rabbis from around the UPJ region have shared their High Holy Days sermons; they are saved on the UPJ website under "Learning / Archives". Click here and then click on each rabbi's name to read the sermons.
Emanuel Synagogue will host a tour of the Succah by the Sea sculptures on 25 October at 5.00pm (an installation organised by the Shalom Institute - to learn more click here), which will be the largest display of Judaism in the public sphere to be held in Australia; a special Shabbat Live! service will be held watching the sunset, followed by a BYO picnic dinner.