Federal Mazkir Lior Kalisse reported on the unique and very successful online Netzer Winter Camp, Machane Messiba Ba'bayit, which saw 34 senior madrichim and 10 junior madrichim lead an inspiring online camp experience for more than 120 attendees from five different countries.
UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, and Vice-President Helen Shardey submitted an OpEd reflection on annexation that was published in #TheAustralianJewishNews on 19 June 2020. Click here to download
Hobart Synagogue, the oldest Jewish place of worship still in use in Australia, is about to turn 175 – and a certain medical crisis hasn’t stopped the anniversary from being turned to good use. Hobart Hebrew Congregation has run services in the heritage-listed synagogue in central Hobart since its consecration on July 4, 1845, and was set to mark the milestone with an array of projects and a program of public celebrations. The coronavirus forced the celebration to be cancelled, but the projects have been successfully completed.
The Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors (formerly the "Moetzah") has asked its members to submit sermons relating to the current events in the United States, and the related protests around Australia. Click on "Read More" to view the submitted sermons.
David D Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, co-presidents of the Union for Progressive Judaism, and Eric Lundberg, president of Mercaz-Masorti Australasia, issued a joint statement on the third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.