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Rabbi Nicole Roberts of North Shore Temple Emanuel wrote a poem about the bushfires, which was published in the Australian Jewish News Letters Page on 17 January 2020. Click on "Read More" to read her poem.
More than $100 million worldwide has been donated to charities, organisations and fire-affected communities, and UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll and Brian Samuel are urging our Progressive Jewish community to dig deep to assist those in need Here are two links to appeals being run by our Jewish community:
Stand Up/NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Emergency Appeal
Go Fund Me Appeal for Emanuel Synagogue family
Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal
UPJ Co-Presidents David Knoll and Brian Samuel have urged the UPJ community to "dig deep" to provide support to those who have been devastated by the bushfires, especially those who have lost family members, and they expressed deepest gratitude to the fire fighters who have put their own lives at risk to save lives and property.