News & Events

Virtual services and classes

Many UPJ congregations have chosen to offer Shabbat and daily minyan services, and courses during this time of social isolation using online meeting platforms. Scroll down to see this week's Shabbat services and weekly program offerings.

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Jewish-themed movies available at low prices

LBC member Joel Cohen shared that the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival has made some excellent Jewish-themed movies available at significantly reduced pricing via Prime Video or Apple iTunes for as low as US$0.99 each, including “1945”, “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”, “Inside Hannah’s Suitcase” and “Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream”. Click on "Read More" to view the list.

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Building Catholic-Progressive Jewish relationships

UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll and Brian Samuel joined with Rabbi David Saperstein (visiting guest speaker for the UIA Progressive Appeal) and others for a breakfast with Archbishop Peter Comensoli on 13 March. Pictured from left: Dr Nigel Zimmerman, Julian O'Connell, Brian Samuel, Rabbi David Saperstein, Archbishop Peter Comensoli, David Knoll and Dr Michael Casey.

Reaching out to others during time of COVID-19

The UPJ endorses the statement from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (17 March) that highlights ways to assist those in our community who are isolated and vulnerable. Click on "Read More" to find out how you can help others.

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Rabbi Saperstein interviewed on ABC Radio

Before Rabbi David Saperstein departed from Australia today (unfortunately sooner than originally planned), he gave an interview to Andrew West on ABC Radio’s “The Religion and Ethics Report”. Click here to listen this inspiring podcast about religious freedom and how coronavirus will affect Jewish life.

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