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Union for Progressive Judaism
November 24, 2021, 8:42 am
Rabbi Lazarow stands down
Rabbi Lazarow’s decision to stand down, made shortly after he returned from medical leave, came days after new claims involving 25 alleged incidents of plagiarism dating back to 2012.
August 15, 2021, 9:30 am
Inspiring a better future
August 11, 2021, 10:00 am
Engage to co-exist
We have to do more than just tolerate each other, in order to successfully co-exist.
Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth
July 3, 2020, 9:26 am
Tougher vilification laws urged
'We know that unless antisemitism is specifically identified … students do not automatically see having a go at Jews as being racist'.
April 3, 2020, 10:53 am
Zooming in on Pesach
Religious organisations are reminding the community that they must not allow visitors into their homes for seders this Pesach, noting “these measures are about saving lives”.
March 12, 2020, 7:28 am
Keeping safe at shule
'Individuals experiencing symptoms of coronavirus are asked not to attend synagogue and to seek medical advice, while healthy attendees are urged to ensure proper hygiene'.
November 21, 2019, 12:00 am
Knoll, Samuel heading up UPJ
The Union for Progressive Judaism has appointed David Knoll and Brian Samuel as its joint presidents.
November 13, 2018, 12:00 am
Hoffman to play key role at UPJ conference
Rabbi Dr Lawrence Hoffman will be the scholar-in-residence at the Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ) biennial conference in Melbourne this month.
September 20, 2018, 12:01 am
Learning to love and respect one another
RECENTLY the Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered his first major speech to the party faithful in Albury, on the Murray River. One biblically literate commentator labelled it "The Sermon on the Murray". He likened the PM's remarks to a sermon because it sought to bring about national healing after the damaging blood-lettings and acrimonious manoeuvrings that have plagued politics in Australia for several weeks.
December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Jewish chuppas booked for same sex weddings
The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.
October 30, 2017, 12:00 am
Concern over Kotel, conversions
ON Simchat Torah this year, a celebration in a central Jerusalem public square saw men and women dancing with Torah scrolls, but for Rabbi Gilad Kariv, the reaction of onlookers was noteworthy.
September 5, 2017, 12:01 am
Shule ends long rift
AFTER nearly 10 years of separation, Brisbane's two major non-Orthodox communities have reunited, with Beit Knesset Shalom (BKS) and Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation entering a merger agreement.
July 2, 2017, 12:00 am
Local leaders condemn Netanyahu u-turn
THE Netanyahu government’s reversal of its plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel and its decision to retain the Orthodox rabbinate’s monopoly on conversions have drawn fire from Australian Jewish leaders.
January 19, 2017, 12:00 am
Paris conference an ‘empty exercise’
An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.
December 16, 2016, 12:00 am
Rabbis oppose assisted suicide legislation
Australian rabbis appear to be united against assisted suicide, as the Victorian government considers legalising it for terminally ill people.