Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky is excited to be leading a tour of Israel from 11-23 February 2020. The tour is intended for those who have never been to Israel or who would like to be reacquainted after a long absence. The itinerary is tailored for Jews from Australia and New Zealand and will also include visits to three Progressive synagogues, including two that will offer hospitality for Shabbat.
Rabbi Aviva Kipen wrote the following report on the LBGT+ World Jewish Congress held in Sydney on 21-24 March, which she attended as a committed ally. Registrants from Australia, NZ, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Israel and Argentina represented Ashkenazi and Sefardi traditions and a range of styles of Jewish observance and gender.
Rabbi David Kunin, chair of the Moetzah and rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan, shared an update on the recent Singapore Asian Summit and shared news or exciting events going in the Asian region of the Union for Progressive Judaism. Please click here to read the full article on RabbiDavid's blog.
Rabbi David Kunin, Chair of the Moetzah (Rabbinic Council of Progressive Rabbis), issued a statement about the violence during the Women of the Wall's Rosh Chodesh service at the Kotel.
Dear friends and colleagues in the Progressive movement, It has been a privilege to serve you as Movement Rabbi for the UPJ over the past three years. As the UPJ President Roger Mendelson announced in an earlier edition of the “UPJ Drash and News”, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to retire from this position.