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As Australia suffers the tragedy of bushfires, we know that we are not alone. Help has come from all over the world, including from our brothers and sisters in Israel. This proves that while we have been there for the State of Israel since its inception, Israel is also there for us. A beautiful article today talked of an Israeli Australian, devastated at the sight of our severely injured native Australian wildlife said to have impacted half-a-billion animals. Her name is Risby Raz and she is the international relations manager at the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem. As an [...]

2020-01-16T11:58:32+11:00January 15th, 2020|News|

Passing of Rabbi Brian Fox

ARZA Australia joins with the Union for Progressive Judaism, all the members of the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia and the entire Progressive Jewish world to express our sadness and mourn the passing of Rabbi Brian Fox AM z”l.Rabbi Fox was a leading light in the Australian Progressive Jewish community.Prior to serving as Senior Rabbi at Emanuel Synagogue for 20 years he served the congregations of the Leo Beck Centre and Temple Beth Israel. He subsequently served a congregation in the United Kingdom and made Aliyah in his latter years before returning to Australia [...]

2020-01-10T15:32:22+11:00January 10th, 2020|News|

Chanukah greetings from ARZA and the UPJ

Chag Chanukah sameach! Kislev 5780 / December 2019 May this festival of lights reflect our commitment to bring our Jewish light to the world. Wishing you and your family Happy Chanukah! The UPJ Executive and Staff David Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM, Co-Presidents Roger Mendelson, Immediate Past President Helen Shardey, Vice-President Sally Castle, Honorary Treasurer Larry Lockshin, Honorary Secretary Committee: Trevor Creewel, Sharon Davis, Judi Hall, Associate Professor Joshua Keller, Marsha Rosenberg, Franklin Tate Rabbi David Kunin and Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky, Moetzah Representatives Nancy Kochen, Netzer Federal Mazkira Sefi Shalam, Progressive Community and Netzer Shaliach Sharene Hambur, WUPJ Representative Jocelyn [...]

2019-12-13T12:04:52+11:00December 13th, 2019|News|

Scott Morrison awarded the Jerusalem Prize

Helen Shardey, President of ARZA, David Knoll Co President of UPJ  and Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman, head of the Wold Zionist Organization’s Department of Diaspora Affairs had the great pleasure of attending the ceremony to award the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison the Jerusalem Prize for his enormous contribution and support for the Jewish Community and Israel. The ceremony took place at the Intercontinental Hotel at Double Bay in Sydney on November 21. The Prime Minister’s speech was heart felt and at times quite emotional as he recalled stories of this Father, who he described as a great supporter of Israel. He also [...]

2019-11-27T14:06:54+11:00November 27th, 2019|News|

Annual report July 2018 – June 2018

ANNUAL REPORT JULY 2018 – JUNE 2019 COUNCIL OF MANAGEMENT President: Steve Denenberg (NSW) Immediate Past President: Barbara Ford (NSW) Vice President: Caryn Granek (Victoria) Vice President: Honorary Secretary: Honorary Treasurer: Tony Leverton (Queensland) Committee members: Alexandra Knopoff (SA) Dudu Gotleib (NSW Community Shaliach) Helen Shardey (Victoria) Joanne Loewy-Irons (Victoria) Sefi Shalem (Victoria Community Shaliach) Nancye Kochen (Mazkira, Netzer Australia) Rabbi Adi Cohen (Moetzah representative) Rabbi David Kunin (Moetzah representative) Honorary Solicitor: Norbert Schweizer, (Schweizer Kobras Pty. Ltd) Financial Reviewer: David Robinson PRESIDENT'S REPORT The past 12 months have been a time of planning for the [...]

2019-11-27T13:41:59+11:00November 27th, 2019|News|
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