A Statement of Support for the National Apology for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse was signed by Rabbi Kim Ettlinger (pictured), Chair of the Moetzet HaRabbanim - Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australasia, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, on behalf of the Council of Masorti Rabbis of Australia, and Rabbi Fred Morgan, Movement Rabbi for the Union for Progressive Judaism. Click on "Read More" to view the Statement.
The UPJ will hold its AGM at 3.00pm on 15 November 2018 at the Novotel St Kilda, 16 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, 3162. Click “Read More” to view the Notice of Meeting and Agenda, and to download nomination forms to join the UPJ Executive Committee or serve as an officer of the Executive Committee.
Roger Mendelson presented a Ner Tamid Award to Joan Motta and a Vatik Award to Helen Bryant in Perth during Shabbat services on 29 September. Pictured from left: Rabbi Adi Cohen, Joan Motta, Roger Mendelson, Helen Bryant, and Temple David President Amanda Mace.
The UPJ community is invited to attend celebrations throughout Australia organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) during the week of 7-14 October. Attendees will share what inspires them from various faith traditions and religious leaders will speak about their efforts to reduce their own carbon footprint and will offer a vegan meal and some will feature musical performances. Click here for details.
The Hobart Hebrew Congregation welcomed two visiting Rabbis for Simchat Torah services: Kinneret Shiryon (Rabbi Emerita of Kehillat Yozma, Modi’in, Israel) and JoEllen Duckor (Mashpiah of Temple Sinai, Wellington).