News & Events

To read the most recent issue of the UPJ's e-newsletter, the Weekly News & Drash, click on the upper right corner of the UPJ website ("What's On") or CLICK HERE

Guest column by Dr Toby Mendelson

Guest columnist Dr Toby Mendelson, Philosopher

I enjoy my father’s little columns, as I’m sure many of you do. Usually I bite my tongue/hold fire on the keyboard. Sometimes he induces me into a response, which I think is actually his true intent (he just wants us to think, even if it is critically against his opinion).

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Response to Tikkun Olam article

Rabbi Nathan Alfred of the United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore wrote a response to UPJ President Roger Mendelson's Weekly News & Drash article published on 3/4 August.

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Moetzah applauds IDF's burial decision

The Union for Progressive Judaism and the Moetzah (Council) of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis prepared a statement applauding the decision of the IDF to allow soldiers to be buried by rabbis from all religious streams of Judaism. To read the statement they issued, click on Read More.

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Why you must be an ARZA member


Here are some important points for Progressive Jews to consider as to why it is critical to join ARZA:

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Congratulations to new Japanese emperor

The Union for Progressive Judaism is grateful to the Rabbinic Council of Australian, New Zealand and Asian Progressive Rabbis for preparing a statement of congratulations to the new emperor of Japan, which was sent to the Japanese ambassador to Australia. Click on "Read More" to view the statement

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