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Rabbis, cantors and lay leaders from around the UPJ region have shared their High Holy Days sermons; click on "Read More" to see links to view videos and print versions of sermons. Stay tuned - more sermons will be posted as they are received. Check back often, as more sermons will be uploaded in the coming days.
The Union for Progressive Judaism, the Australian Reform Zionist Association and the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia wrote a joint statement in support of the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Executive Council of Australia Jewry statement, condemning the Australian Government’s decision to “harden its position on the Israeli Palestinian conflict." CLICK HERE to read the joint statement; CLICK HERE to read the ECAJ/ZFA statement.
Speaking from the heart of Jewish values (Emet - the value of truth, Teshuva - repentance, and Tzedek - justice), the Union for Progressive Judaism, the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and Netzer Australia have come together to support The Voice referendum to amend the Constitution. CLICK HERE to read the OpEd published in #TheAustralianJewishNews.
UPJ Co-President David D Knoll AM wrote an article following the Australian Government's announcement of its policy shift to describe East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza as "occupied Palestinian territories":
UPJ presidents, board members and ARC members (Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia) are invited to join with the UPJ Executive Committee to participate in high-level discussions and sessions at an event that has come to be known as the "Gathering". On 23-26 November 2023. Presidents, board members and ARC members are encouraged to register as soon as possible (CLICK HERE).