Bev Gelbart and Sue Morgan, devoted volunteers for the Progressive Chevra Kadisha Victoria, shared the following article on the work of this important and inspiring group.
Many readers will recall the visit in March 2019 of Orly Erez-Likhovski, from the Progressive Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center. Below is an update reporting IRAC’s huge impact in correcting many of the social and religious ills affecting life in Israel over the last year.
The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Council of Progressive Rabbis for Australia, New Zealand and Asia expressed their solidarity with the Jewish communities in Germany in the wake of the Halle Yom Kippur attack, which resulted in two deaths. To read the full statement on the UPJ website, click on "Read more".
Rabbi Fred Morgan spent Yom Kippur with the Jewish group in Yangon, Myanmar. Here he is pictured with Sammy Samuels, head of the Jewish community of Myanmar, and Sam Glatman, British businessman and cantorial soloist, in front of the amud in the 115-year old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.
The UPJ will hold its AGM at 2.30pm on 8 November 2019 at the Ibis Adelaide, 122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. Click “Read More” to view the Notice of Meeting and Agenda, learn about the proposed Constitutional amendments, and download nomination forms to join the UPJ Executive Committee or serve as an officer of the Executive Committee.