The UPJ Biennial conference will focus on being a Jew in today's complex, modern, fast-paced society, and will feature dynamic and engaging speakers from our region and beyond. The in-person conference will be held in Sydney on 17-20 November, at the Novotel Brighton Beach. In order to assist those who cannot attend in person, some sessions will be available for virtual attendance. The enthusiastic response to Rabbi Sergio Bergman's two-week visit to Australia in March when he spoke on behalf of the UIA Progressive Appeal prompted the UPJ to ask him to return for the Biennial, providing an even wider reach for his inspiring messages. Early-bird registration will begin at the end of June. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Carol Ratnam (centre), wife of the late Kelvin Ratnam z"l, received the 2021 UPJ Vatik Award on behalf of her late husband, from UPJ Treasurer Sally Castle (pictured left) last Shabbat at Temple Sinai in Wellington NZ. Joining in attendance were His Excellency Ran Jaakoby (pictured second from left), Israel Ambassador to NZ , and Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM, QSO, former Governor General of NZ (pictured right).