Rabbi Fred Morgan spent Yom Kippur with the Jewish group in Yangon, Myanmar. Here he is pictured with Sammy Samuels, head of the Jewish community of Myanmar, and Sam Glatman, British businessman and cantorial soloist, in front of the amud in the 115-year old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.
On Sunday 17 November, Jews globally will participate in a range of hands-on projects supporting existing charities and local initiatives to build stronger communities. To learn more about project ideas and to register your congregation's project, click here.
The UPJ urges you to donate to the Netzer Appeal - no donation is too small. Netzer has provided positive and vibrant Jewish experiences for our community and its youth for 40 years. With your help and generosity, Netzer can support every young person who wishes to embrace their Jewish identity and develop their leadership skills. To donate, visit Netzer's website at www.netzer.org.au/appeal.
UPJ President Roger Mendelson presented a Ner Tamid Award to Marsha Rosenberg and a Vatik Award to Jerry Rosenberg, long-time members of the Jewish Community of Japan (JCJ). Pictured from left: Shelley Kunin, Sue Mendelson, Marsha and Jerry Rosenberg, Rabbi David Kunin, Roger Mendelson.
UPJ congregations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are preparing to use for the first time 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 and our hard-working Business Group. The machzorim have been delivered to UPJ congregations, ready to inspire our prayers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.