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|

New Leadership for ARZA Australia

The past few weeks has been an exciting, if hectic, time for ARZA Australia, culminating in the election of a new President and Executive Committee at the AGM held in Adelaide on November 9.  Led by former Victorian Parliamentarian, Helen Shardey, the new Committee offers a wonderful combination of experience and youth that is sure to serve the organization well as it prepares for the possibility of elections ahead of the 38th World Zionist Congress (WZC), to be held in Jerusalem in October 2020. Just days before the AGM the 3 person delegation returned from a tumultuous, but highly successful, [...]

2019-11-15T17:08:45+11:00November 14th, 2019|Events, News|

A Joint Communication from ARZA and the UPJ

An update of the Israel Religious Action Centre’s activities for the Progressive Jewish Movement Dear friends, Many of you will recall the visit in March 2019 of Orly Erez-Likhovski, from the Progressive Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center.  Below is an update reporting IRAC’s huge impact in correcting many of the social and religious ills affecting life in Israel over the last year.” There’s a lot of exciting news to share with you. Every year, just before Sukkot, the Israel’s Supreme Court justices choose the central rulings from the past year; the court hears thousands of cases every year, [...]

2019-10-26T13:55:20+11:00October 25th, 2019|News|
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