The UPJ submitted an article that was published in #TheAustralianJewishNews Education Supplement last week, outlining the key principles of Progressive Jewish life, including inclusivity and egalitarianism. Click on "Read More" to read the article, and click on this link to view the UPJ's publication Living Judaism, which can be downloaded (hard copies are also for sale).
July 24, 2020 marked a momentous day as Kurdish-Iranian journalist, Behrouz Boochani, who had been detained on Manus Island, was granted refugee status in New Zealand. The UPJ, the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors and Netzer Australia issued a press release calling on the Australian Government to refocus its efforts to secure the health, safety and basic human rights of refugees. Click here to download and read the statement.
Chloe Schueler and her parents Nici and Roger celebrated her bat mitzvah from their home in Singapore recently. Chloe was virtually called to the Torah at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne. Click here to download and read the inspiring article published in #The Australian Jewish News.
Federal Mazkir Lior Kalisse reported on the unique and very successful online Netzer Winter Camp, Machane Messiba Ba'bayit, which saw 34 senior madrichim and 10 junior madrichim lead an inspiring online camp experience for more than 120 attendees from five different countries.
UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, and Vice-President Helen Shardey submitted an OpEd reflection on annexation that was published in #TheAustralianJewishNews on 19 June 2020. Click here to download