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On 20 March, NSTE leadership presented the results of its ambitious community research project and the Board of Directors announced its unanimous decision to appoint Rabbi Nicole Roberts as its Senior Rabbi.
There’s an old joke that suggests if you ask 10 Jews their opinion you’ll get 12 answers. It is a very brave synagogue board, therefore, that asks its members to express what that they want from their community, but that’s exactly what the board of North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) did in their Community Conversations last year.
UPJ Movement Rabbi Fred Morgan recently produced statements to be used as guidelines when asked to explain Progressive Judaism. Here is the "25 words of less" version: Progressive Judaism: respectful of the past and responsive to the present, re-imagining Jewish tradition for the contemporary world, celebrating Jewish diversity, and pursuing justice for all. Click here to read the 100-word and single-page versions.
Professor Tsvia Walden, renowned educator and linguist, and daughter of the late Shimon Peres, and her husband Professor Raphael Walden, a high-profile medico and activist, visited Australia to speak about the Progressive Trust from 3-12 March. Click on "read more" to read the Australian Jewish News article written by Peter Kohn. #TheAustralianJewishNews
The UPJ is pleased to present its first residential music conference on 14-16 July at the Geelong Conference Centre near Melbourne. Plan to join in a weekend away with communal singing, song-leading, choral singing, music networking and more! Stay tuned (pun intended!) for more details soon.