Our "Looking Back and to the Future"-themed Biennial will feature inspiring scholar-in-residence Dr Ron Wolfson. Ron served as scholar-in-residence at the 2012 Biennial so the theme ties in perfectly, with his presentations focusing on the future of our congregations and strengthening the Progressive movement of our region. Click here to register and view more information on our Biennial website.
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.
Rabbi Steve Burnstein, Director of the WUPJ Saltz Centre in Jerusalem, shares news of an exciting program being offered as part of the Bergman Seminar for Jewish Educators in Jerusalem in July. Read more below - and note: it's not too late to register to attend!
Our Progressive community will be well represented as presenters at the upcoming Limmud Oz, Australia’s annual festival of Jewish ideas, culture and learning from 25-27 June in Melbourne.
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.