News & Events

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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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My Good News dated 30/31 August 2019

My Good News column by Roger Mendelson from the UPJ Weekly News & Drash (30/31 August 2019)

Last Shabbat I did something I have rarely done: I celebrated  Shabbat at a Chabad shul.

The occasion was the 100th yartzheit of my great-grandfather. 

It felt very special that there is a vibrant, extended family able to remember him, in a land he never visited, living peaceful lives he could never have dreamed of, with opportunities beyond his imagination.

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Prayers and assistance needed

Rabbi Nathan and Shelly Alfred (United Hebrew Congregation of Singapore) are going through a most trying time. Their six-month-old son has undergone complicated kidney and brain surgeries. His treatment is ongoing and will include more surgery and extensive medical treatment. In addition to prayers for his full recovery, our Progressive family can help in a funding campaign to assist with the massive financial burden. You can donate in two ways:

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