The Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC) of Australia, New Zealand and Asia will present two Elul Reflections each week in the UPJ's Weekly News & Drash, beginning the week of 9 August to encourage meaningful preparation for the High Holy Days. Note: the reflections will not be emailed to subscribers as in the past. The two weekly reflections will also be posted on the Elul Reflections page. In addition, an Elul series "Inspiring Stories, Exceptional Times" and an Elul Book Club are being offered; read more about them on the Elul Reflections page (CLICK HERE).
Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, who served Beth Shalom in Auckland from 1987-91 and is currently the Executive Director/Campus Rabbi of Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, has created a meaningful program for Tashlich and is encouraging UPJ congregations to participate. Currently there are 59 teams registered from the US, Israel, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Sweden and Palau. To learn more and register, CLICK HERE, and click on "Read More" to hear how this program developed.
UPJ Co-Presidents David D Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, and ARZA President Helen Shardey, submitted an OpEd on rising antisemitism and anti-Zionism that was published in the Australian Jewish News on 10 June. CLICK HERE to read the OpEd. #TheAustralianJewishNews.
If you missed attending the WUPJ's Connections Conference last week, its organisers have generously offered the opportunity to view YouTube videos of many of the sessions. For the links to view the videos, CLICK HERE.