Rabbi Sergio Bergman and Carole Sterling, President and Chair of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, spoke on 23 November at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne about the important work of the WUPJ to assist Ukrainian refugees. CLICK HERE to watch their presentation on YouTube.The WUPJ has published the "Ukraine Crisis Fund Report 2022; CLICK HERE to read it on the WUPJ website. There is still much work to do to help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. If you are able to make a donation to assist, please CLICK HERE.
The UPJ is delighted to announce the winners of 2022 Ner Tamid, Vatik and President's Awards - mazel tov to all of these very worthy recipients!
Ner Tamid Award: Rosie Block (Emanuel Synagogue), Noreen Elijah (Jewish Religious Union, Mumbai), Robbie Ventura (Temple Shalom Gold Coast), Lisa Sylvan (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism)
Vatik Award: David Bloom (Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue), Roger Mendelson (Temple Beth Israel), Michael Taft (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism)
Presidents’ Award: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism), Michael Shnukal (Temple Shalom Gold Coast)
Chanukah celebrations and events will be offered around the UPJ region. Click on "Read More" to see listings (check back, as more listings are expected).