In March 2023, Lesley Sachs visited our shores imploring us to support our brethren in Israel who are standing strong in challenging times. Over 500,000 Israelis have taken to the streets marching behind banners and signs authored by the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, who are bringing light in to the looming darkness cast across the Jewish state by those who would create a theocracy unrestrained by the rule of law.
The signs, translated from the Hebrew, read: “In the name of Judaism we will protect democracy.”
You can help preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state by supporting the UIA Progressive Appeal. The Progressive Movement in Israel is at the forefront opposing the many civil and human rights under threat from the current government: Jewish pluralism; promoting gender equality; fighting racism; LGBTQI+ rights; and, maintaining the Law of Return.
It is urgent. It is important. We all want Israel to be home for all Jews, not just the extreme right and the ultra-Orthodox. To support the important work of the UIA Progressive Appeal, please CLICK HERE.
If you missed the opportunity to hear from Rabbi Sergio Bergman,
who spoke in Melbourne with Joel Lazar, CEO of the Jewish Climate Network,
we have an edited video from that event.
If you missed the opportunity to hear from Nicole Maor,
who spoke in Sydney about the magnificent success in achieving recognition
of Reform and Conservative conversions in Israel, we have an edited video from that event,
with Nicole in conversation with UPJ Co-President David Knoll AM.
Rabbi David Saperstein's inspiring 2020 message