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Program

The Biennial program was developed following a series of workshops held in 2021, led by our Chair Susan Kadar. Inspired by the Beatles song, 8 Days a Week, the seven workshops explored ways to bring our Progressive Jewish identities into the seven days of the week, and beyond. Attendees of the online workshops were from the full range of our UPJ congregations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

CLICK HERE to view the full program, including sessions descriptions and presenters' bios (Please note: the program is still being finalised).

There is an option to register for online attendance; the following sessions will be streamed:

Friday 18 November
9.00am: Entering the Sacred Space (Rabbi Adi Cohen, Brian Samuel and Susan Kadar)
9.30am: Creating a Meaningful Jewish Life: Across the Universe (Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Sandy Benjamin, Rabbi Allison Conyer, Rabbi Rafi Kaiserbeluth, Rabbi Kim Ettlinger)
11.00am: Building Community One Relationship at a Time: With a Little Help from my Friends (David Knoll)
11.50am: From Me to You: Tikkun Olam Deep Dive (Noa Abrahams, Rabbi Fred Morgan)
11.50am: Talking About our Jewish Values: Here, There and Everywhere (Rabbi Kim Ettlinger and Dr Josh Keller)
1.45pm: Taking History into the Future: Holocaust Education in the 21st Century (Dr Simon Holloway)
4.00pm: Dimensions in Testimony (Shannon Biederman)
6.15pm: Shabbat Live! Friday night service at Emanuel Synagogue
 
Saturday 19 November
10.00am: Shabbat morning service
8.00pm: Performance of musical theatre production “One of a Kind” 
 
Sunday 20 November
9.00am: Come Together: Envisioning Intergenerational Sustainability (Ashira Chait and Sefi Shalam)
10.30am: Next Steps: Imagine (Rabbi Sergio Bergman and David Knoll)
11.30am: L'hitraot and closing remarks