News & Events

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Lipstadt's book reviewed

Elisabeth Holdsworth wrote a review of Deborah Lipstadt's book "Antisemitism here and now". Click on "Read More" to read the review.

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Worldwide LGBT+ Jewish Congress in Sydney

Rabbi Aviva Kipen wrote the following report on the LBGT+ World Jewish Congress held in Sydney on 21-24 March, which she attended as a committed ally. Registrants from Australia, NZ, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Israel and Argentina represented Ashkenazi and Sefardi traditions and a range of styles of Jewish observance and gender.

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Shaliach soon to arrive to Melbourne

We are excited to announce that our new Netzer shaliach Sefi Shalam and his wife arrived to Melbourne on 12 April. Click on "Read More" to view his bio and get ready to welcome them Down Under.

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Exciting developments in UPJ Asia


Rabbi David Kunin, chair of the Moetzah and rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan, shared an update on the recent Singapore Asian Summit and shared news or exciting events going in the Asian region of the Union for Progressive Judaism. Please click here to read the full article on RabbiDavid's blog.


Rabbi Kaminsky to lead tour to Israel

Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky is excited to be leading a tour of Israel from 11-23 February 2020. The tour is intended for those who have never been to Israel or who would like to be reacquainted after a long absence. The itinerary is tailored for Jews from Australia and New Zealand and will also include visits to three Progressive synagogues, including two that will offer hospitality for Shabbat.

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