Scholar and novelist Elisabeth Holdsworth was awarded a fellowship to research and write about Progressive Judaism in Australia, Israel and the United States. Click here to read the article published in the Australian Jewish News. #TheAustralianJewishNews
On 20 March, NSTE leadership presented the results of its ambitious community research project and the Board of Directors announced its unanimous decision to appoint Rabbi Nicole Roberts as its Senior Rabbi.
Each year, Mazon chair Rabbi Gary Robuck asks our communities to donate to the Pesach Appeal to raise awareness around the Seder table of the importance our people attach to ma’achil re’evim - feeding the hungry.
There’s an old joke that suggests if you ask 10 Jews their opinion you’ll get 12 answers. It is a very brave synagogue board, therefore, that asks its members to express what that they want from their community, but that’s exactly what the board of North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) did in their Community Conversations last year.
UPJ Movement Rabbi Fred Morgan recently produced statements to be used as guidelines when asked to explain Progressive Judaism. Here is the "25 words of less" version: Progressive Judaism: respectful of the past and responsive to the present, re-imagining Jewish tradition for the contemporary world, celebrating Jewish diversity, and pursuing justice for all. Click here to read the 100-word and single-page versions.