BIENNIAL EARLY-BIRD WINNER ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to announce that Maria Guthrie is the winner of the random draw for early-bird registrations. For her prize, Maria has chosen drinks for four in The Lobby Lounge at the Rendezvous Hotel ... perhaps while enjoying that splendid sundown over the Indian Ocean at Scarborough Beach? She and her guests will be offered the UPJ Biennial Signature Cocktail: The Biennial Sundown (orange, tequila and pomegranate).
Don't miss your chance to be part of this inspiring conference ... and join us at sundown - Cheers!
Click here to visit the Biennial website to register and learn more.
Kehillat S'dot Zahav was among local organisations who were thanked by community spokesperson Heri Febriyanto for their support of the right of Muslims to build a mosque in Bendigo.
Representing the Moetzah, Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky and Rabbi David Kunin embarked on their second trip to Indonesia to meet with and support the emerging Progressive Jewish community (photo: Shabbat at Kehila Brit B'racha). Click here to read Rabbi Kaminsky's blog.
The UPJ is delighted to offer a hearty "mazel tov" to Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins on being awarded an OAM on the Queen's Birthday. Click on "read more" for a special message from Emanuel Synagogue President Louise Thurgood-Phillips and CEO Suzanna Helia.
UPJ President Roger Mendelson presented the 2015 Vatik Award to Ed Argy at Beit Shalom Synagogue in Adelaide at the end of May. Ed was born in Egypt in 1934, but like many Jews, was expelled from Egypt in 1956, and later became a founding member of Beit Shalom Synagogue. Click here to read the article that appeared in the Australian Jewish News.