In case you did not have the opportunity to hear and see our truly inspirational speaker, Orly Erez-Likhovski, the Legal Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, Israel’s 'Ruth Bader Ginsberg", you can see a 35-minute YouTube video, made at Emanuel Synagogue, CLICK HERE or listen to Orly’s 14-minute interview on Radio National’s Religion and Ethics Report, CLICK HERE.
The UIA supports wonderful projects within the State of Israel, including rescue operations of Jews in distress around the world and the continuing work for Aliyah to Israel. Within the UIA, you now have the choice to direct your investment to specifically support the work of the Israel Religious Action Center and the other projects of the Progressive Movement in Israel.
The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Rabbinic Council of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis were horrified to learn of the bombing of churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. To read the statement they issued, click on Read More.
Elisabeth Holdsworth wrote a review of Deborah Lipstadt's book "Antisemitism here and now". Click on "Read More" to read the review.
Rabbi Nathan and Shelly Alfred (United Hebrew Congregation of Singapore) are going through a most trying time. Their six-month-old son has undergone complicated kidney and brain surgeries. His treatment is ongoing and will include more surgery and extensive medical treatment. In addition to prayers for his full recovery, our Progressive family can help in a funding campaign to assist with the massive financial burden. You can donate in two ways:
We are excited to announce that our new Netzer shaliach Sefi Shalam and his wife arrived to Melbourne on 12 April. Click on "Read More" to view his bio and get ready to welcome them Down Under.