News & Events

Exciting developments in UPJ Asia


Rabbi David Kunin, chair of the Moetzah and rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan, shared an update on the recent Singapore Asian Summit and shared news or exciting events going in the Asian region of the Union for Progressive Judaism. Please click here to read the full article on RabbiDavid's blog.


Rabbi Kaminsky to lead tour to Israel

Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky is excited to be leading a tour of Israel from 11-23 February 2020. The tour is intended for those who have never been to Israel or who would like to be reacquainted after a long absence. The itinerary is tailored for Jews from Australia and New Zealand and will also include visits to three Progressive synagogues, including two that will offer hospitality for Shabbat.

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Statement on Christchurch Mosques attacks

The UPJ and the Rabbinic Council of Australia, New Zealand and Asia were horrified to learn of the attack on Christchurch Mosques, and issued a statement calling upon people of all faiths to condemn this murderous violence, and to support the crowdfunding campaign to assist victims (click here).

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Management Systems resources available

UPJ congregations have asked for assistance in understanding and complying with legislation and building management systems. Susan Kadar and Barbara Holmes have generously volunteered their time to determine UPJ congregations' needs, and resources that are available for sharing. Queries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Statement on violence at the Kotel

Rabbi David Kunin, Chair of the Moetzah (Rabbinic Council of Progressive Rabbis), issued a statement about the violence during the Women of the Wall's Rosh Chodesh service at the Kotel.

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