News & Events

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Updates from IRAC

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.

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High Holy Days in Myanmar

Rabbi Fred Morgan spent Yom Kippur with the Jewish group in Yangon, Myanmar. Here he is pictured with Sammy Samuels, head of the Jewish community of Myanmar, and Sam Glatman, British businessman and cantorial soloist, in front of the amud in the 115-year old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.  

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Notice of 2019 AGM

The UPJ will hold its AGM at 2.30pm on 8 November 2019 at the Ibis Adelaide, 122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. Click “Read More” to view the Notice of Meeting and Agenda, learn about the proposed Constitutional amendments, and download nomination forms to join the UPJ Executive Committee or serve as an officer of the Executive Committee.

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Mitzvah Day 2019

On Sunday 17 November, Jews globally will participate in a range of hands-on projects supporting existing charities and local initiatives to build stronger communities. To learn more about project ideas and to register your congregation's project, click here.

UPJ members receive NSW Volunteers Awards

Susan Kadar, member of Emanuel Synagogue and North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE), received the 2019 NSW Senior and Overall Volunteer of the Year Award; she was nominated by the Sydney Jewish Museum for her work translating the diary of Rabbi Andre Kampfner, written just after World War II. Pictured, from left: Mayor Pam Palmer (Lane Cove Municipality), Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney (Willoughby Council), Susan Kadar and Mayor Jennifer Anderson (Ku-ring-gai Council). Jessica Harrison, NSTE member and immediate past federal leader of Netzer Australia, received the Young Volunteer of the Year Award for her weekly work at the Asylum Seekers Centre. Jessica runs welcome tours for asylum seekers arriving to Australia and provides them with referrals for necessary assistance with essentials, such as clothing, furniture and paying bills. Jessica is pictured with Mayor Jennifer Anderson, Ku-ring-gai Council.

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