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Dear friends,

We warmly invite you to join with your friends and community for our first Virtual Biennial on Sunday 8 November.

Over one day of sessions we will present a compelling vision of Progressive Judaism for 2020 and beyond, and new ways to grow and strengthen your community and your congregation.

We are delighted that Rabbi Sharon Brous will present a welcome address at the beginning of the Virtual Biennial. Rabbi Brous launched and leads IKAR, one of the fastest growing congregations in the US today. Her TED Talk, “It’s time to reclaim religion”, has had 1.4 million views on YouTube and has been translated into 23 languages. Rabbi Brous will also be our guest presenter “in person” at the UPJ Biennial in October 2021.

There will be pre- and post-Biennial events, including a Kabbalat Shabbat service from Singapore, Havdalah co-hosted by North Shore Temple Emanuel and Temple Beth Israel in honour of their 60th and 90th anniversaries, and a post-conference concert hosted by Emanuel Synagogue.

The UPJ Biennial is open to anyone interested in envisioning our Jewish future.

Our dedicated Virtual Biennial page on the UPJ website provides information about the exciting program. The registration fee allows us to provide reliable and high-quality streaming and opportunities to work together online.

With your support and participation, the Virtual Biennial will allow us to connect with Progressive Jews from across Australia, Asia, New Zealand and worldwide.

We hope you can join us!


David Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, UPJ Co-Presidents

Susan Kadar, UPJ Biennial Chair

For more information, visit the Virtual Biennial web page

Link to Register Now!


Only one week until the Early-Bird Registration Discount Deadline!