David Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, newly elected UPJ Co-Presidents, and Rabbi David Kunin, Chair of the Council of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Rabbis, wrote an article titled "A clarion call for Progressive Judaism" which was published in the Australian Jewish News on 22 November. #TheAustralianJewishNews
Helen Shardey (ARZA President), David Knoll (UPJ Co-President) and Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman (head of the Wold Zionist Organisation’s Department of Diaspora Affairs) attended the ceremony to award Prime Minister Scott Morrison the Jerusalem Prize in Sydney on November 21.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism has published its 2018 report, which features information through the WUPJ region, including the UPJ. Click here to read the report online.
Many readers will recall the visit in March 2019 of Orly Erez-Likhovski, from the Progressive Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center. Below is an update reporting IRAC’s huge impact in correcting many of the social and religious ills affecting life in Israel over the last year.
At its recent meeting in Adelaide, Rabbi David Kunin advised that the Moetzah made a donation in memory of bushfire victims in New South Wales Queensland and South Australia, and encouraged the UPJ community to provide support.