News & Events

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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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Management Systems resources available

UPJ congregations have asked for assistance in understanding and complying with legislation and building management systems. Susan Kadar and Barbara Holmes have generously volunteered their time to determine UPJ congregations' needs, and resources that are available for sharing. Queries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Rabbi Morgan announces his retirement

Dear friends and colleagues in the Progressive movement, It has been a privilege to serve you as Movement Rabbi for the UPJ over the past three years.  As the UPJ President Roger Mendelson announced in an earlier edition of the “UPJ Drash and News”, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to retire from this position.

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Expanding the conversation

Elisabeth Holdsworth, Australian Book Review RAFT Fellow, shares an article she wrote in response to a debate recently initiated by UPJ President Roger Mendelson in his "My Good News" column in the UPJ's Weekly News & Drash. 

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Our new machzorim have arrived!

UPJ congregations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are preparing to use for the first time our long-awaited new machzorim, Mishkan T'shuvahfor the High Holy Days. We are truly grateful for the years of work by the Editorial Team co-led by Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Rabbi Dr John Simon Levi AM and our hard-working Business Group. The machzorim have been delivered to UPJ congregations, ready to inspire our prayers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 


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