We are excited to announce that from 3-12 March, the UPJ will host a couple who have been active in the Israeli Progressive movement for many years: Professor Tsvia Walden and Professor Raphael Walden, who will be sharing the impact of the annual Progressive Trust appeal with our community. Professor Tsvia Walden is daughter of the late Shimon Peres (z”l) and Director-Head of Youth Studies at Ben-Gurion University. Professor Raphael Walden is Deputy Director of the Sheba Medical Centre and Chairman of Physicians for Human Rights.
The Waldens will be speaking at the following public events during the visit:
Monday 6 March: National Council of Jewish Women morning tea at 10.30am
Tuesday 7 March: "There is more than one way to be Jewish" at the Emanuel School at 7.00pm
Wednesday 8 March: UIA afternoon tea at 2.30pm
Wednesday 8 March: Young UIA event at 7.30pm
Professor Tsvia Walden, renowned educator and linguist, and daughter of the late Shimon Peres, and her husband Professor Raphael Walden, a high-profile medico and activist, will visit Australia to speak about the Progressive Trust from 3-12 March. Click on "read more" to read the Australian Jewish News article written by Peter Kohn. #TheAustralianJewishNews
The UPJ is pleased to present its first residential music conference on 14-16 July at the Geelong Conference Centre near Melbourne. Plan to join in a weekend away with communal singing, song-leading, choral singing, music networking and more! Stay tuned (pun intended!) for more details soon.
Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff and Neshama Life, in association with Emanuel Synagogue, North Shore Temple Emanuel and the UPJ, will lead this tour on 1-11 May 2017, featuring Kabbalah, music, Tai Chi, meditation and visits to sacred sites. Click here to read the full brochure.
In December, Shira Appelboom (current Federal Mazkira) and Joel McCarroll (Incoming Federal Mazkir) reported on their attendance at Limmud China and conducting Netzer activities for the Kehilat Shanghai community.