Helen Shardey OAM, ARZA Australia President and UPJ Vice President, shares highlights and reflections on the Australian first Progressive Taglit Birthright tour participants taken at the Lebanon border.
WUPJ President, Rabbi Bergman, participated in conversations in Melbourne and Sydney, where he also met with the Student Sustainability Committees and year 11 students at Emanuel
Carole Sterling received the award during the WUPJ Executive Board meeting in last December. To date only 13 people have received this recognition, and Carole is only the 2nd person who’s not a UPJ member to have been granted the honor.
The World Union stand with the Union for Progressive Judaism in expressing our sadness and shock against the antisemitic graffiti on Temple Sinai in Wellington, New Zealand, days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Calling Our Friends Around the Globe to Help Australia Bushfire Survivors, Firefighters and Wildlife
Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. At least 24 people have died nationwide during this fire season, and nearly half a billion animals have been affected by the fires. Learn how to help.
Rabbi David Kunin, chair of the Council of Australian, New Zealander and Asian Progressive Rabbis, shares his impressions of the first Shabbat he spent with the Jewish Community of Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism celebrated its 70th anniversary at a festive dinner on 23 November. Special guest Rabbi Dr John Levi and Howard Nathan gave addresses, and Union for Progressive Judaism immediate past president Roger Mendelson presented certificates of appreciation to Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black and Dr Linda Stern for their editorial work on our region’s new machzor, Mishkan T’shuvah.
The Jewish Community in Tokyo (JCJ) was excited to host the November teen shabbaton of Asian Progressive Judaism (The Asian Congregations of the UPJ of Australia, New Zealand and Asia). Eighteen young people (plus their young feeling chaperones) from Beijing, Hong Kong, Hiroshima, Shanghai and Tokyo came together to celebrate and experience both Tokyo and […]
The fourth Union for Progressive Judaism music conference – Shir Chadash (A New Song) – was held on 12-14 July at Geelong Conference Centre, west of Melbourne.
The Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) in Australia, New Zealand and Asia is a strong supporter of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. The World Union was supportive of us 85 years ago and we believe that, as a prosperous community, we have an obligation to support the World Union in its various programs. On a per capita basis, we are the most generous financial supporters of the World Union.