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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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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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Please donate to the UIA Progressive Appeal

If you haven't made your 2019 pledge to the UIA Progressive Appeal to support Orly's important work, please click here.

While speaking at UIA Progressive Appeal events in Sydney, Orly Erez-Likhovski, head of the legal team at the Israel Religious Action Centre, addressed a dynamic group of multicultural women, hosted by Jacquie Seeman at Thomson Geer Lawyers.

Orly was interviewed by Andrew West on the ABC Radio Religion and Ethics Report.
The podcast is available at https://www.abc.net.au/…/religionandethi…/orly-erez/10921322.


'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).


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