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Rabbi Morgan announces his retirement

Dear friends and colleagues in the Progressive movement, It has been a privilege to serve you as Movement Rabbi for the UPJ over the past three years.  As the UPJ President Roger Mendelson announced in an earlier edition of the “UPJ Drash and News”, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to retire from this position.

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Expanding the conversation

Elisabeth Holdsworth, Australian Book Review RAFT Fellow, shares an article she wrote in response to a debate recently initiated by UPJ President Roger Mendelson in his "My Good News" column in the UPJ's Weekly News & Drash. 

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Israel's "Ruth Bader Ginsburg" to visit Australia

We are excited to share the news that our distinguished guest speaker for this year's campaign will be Orly Erez Likhovski, head of the legal team at the Israel Religious Action Centre. Israel's "Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

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'It's not Jewish Christmas!'

Just weeks after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, Temple David members were interviewed by WAtoday online magazine about their observance of Chanukah, which has taken on an even stronger meaning of "standing up in the light" against anti-Semitism. Click here to read the article online (Photo: Temple David president Amanda Mace and her family).

UPJ Awards presented in Perth

Roger Mendelson presented a Ner Tamid Award to Joan Motta and a Vatik Award to Helen Bryant in Perth during Shabbat services on 29 September. Pictured from left: Rabbi Adi Cohen, Joan Motta, Roger Mendelson, Helen Bryant, and Temple David President Amanda Mace.

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