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, [...]
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic) the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Reform Zionist of Association Inc. (ARZA) will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday 8 November 2019 at the Ibis Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia. AGENDA Attendance Apologies Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on Thursday 15 November 2018. Matters arising. President’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Appointment of honorary solicitors. Election of members to the Executive Committee (see below).Dated: 11 October 2018 Steve Denenberg President Any queries relating [...]
The UPJ Biennial, held in Melbourne, Australia on 15-18 November, hosted more than 220 attendees from around the UPJ region (which covers Australia, New Zealand, and Asia), with additional representatives from the UK, Israel, and the USA. The program, themed “Making Progress” and furthering the work begun at our previous Biennial with Dr. Ron Wolfson, featured Rabbi Dr. Lawrence A Hoffman as the scholar-in-residence. Rabbi Larry led inspiring plenary sessions titled “How We Pray is Who We Are: The Message of the Prayer Book“ and “Returning Home: Mission Driven but Sh’ma Inspired“, and workshops allowed participants to focus on specific [...]
Watch the live stream of Steve Denenberg in debate; ‘Whose wall is it? The battle for the soul of the State of Israel’
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Chanukah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple following the Greek occupation of that holy place. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to keeping alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture, and peoplehood so that it may be passed on to the next generation. Today there are those in Israel seeking to extinguish the diversity of Jewish life by claiming that “there is only one way to be Jewish” and insisting that only an ultra-Orthodox rabbinate can control marriages, conversions, funerals etc. ARZA believes that there are many ways [...]