Ships arrived last week to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore delivering our long-awaited new machzorim, Mishkan T'shuvah, for the High Holy Days. We are truly grateful for the years of work by the Editorial Team co-led by Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Rabbi Dr John Simon Levi AM: Rabbi Kim Ettlinger, Cantor Michel Laloum, Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio and Dr Linda Stern; and also our hard-working Business Group: Roger Mendelson, Neil Samuel, Brian Samuel, Sally Castle and Jocelyn Robuck. The machzorim have been delivered to UPJ congregations, ready to inspire our prayers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Nathan Alfred of the United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore wrote a response to UPJ President Roger Mendelson's Weekly News & Drash article published on 3/4 August.
The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Moetzah (Council) of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis prepared a statement applauding the decision of the IDF to allow soldiers to be buried by rabbis from all religious streams of Judaism. To read the statement they issued, click on Read More.
The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Rabbinic Council of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis are devastated by yet another attack on a house of worship, this time on the Chabad Centre in Poway, California. To read the statement they issued, click on Read More.