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Notice of AGM 2017

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 10:00 a.m. on Sunday 12 November 2017 at Temple Shalom, The Gold Coast, Queensland. AGENDA Attendance. Apologies. Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on Sunday 20 November 2016. Matters arising. President’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Appointment of honorary solicitors. Election of members to the Executive Committee (see below). Dated: 20 October 2017 Eric McDonald Honorary Secretary Any queries relating to the [...]

2017-10-21T15:45:54+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

Netanyahu Refuses to Talk to Us

But We American Jews Won't Be Silenced While Netanyahu cuts us Reform Jews out, he payrolls those who spew hatred towards us. But we won't give up on Israel, equality or democracy. And we will continue to demand our rights Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Let me begin by wishing you l’shanah tovah. I know you join me in praying for peace in the year ahead. During your recent visit to New York, you tried unsuccessfully to give the impression that no crisis exists between the government of Israel and the majority of North American Jewry. I was frankly shocked to [...]

2017-09-28T15:06:56+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News|

IRAC struggles with fighter’s fatigue

It all started with an injury. Orly, the head of our legal department, broke her leg during the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance last week. One minute, she was full of activist energy, the next she was writhing on the ground in pain. Orly’s plight made all of us stop to examine how fragile we are as individuals and as a team. […]

2017-08-16T13:42:43+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|

Pray for the Wellbeing of Jerusalem

Beit Ha’am Z-Talks Pray for the Wellbeing of Jerusalem Psalms 122 A Special Edition in the Wake of the Western Wall Plan Turmoil “A dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure; one that is not for the sake of Heaven is not destined to endure.” (Ethics of the Fathers, 5:17) The decision to put a freeze on the Western Wall plan was made on Rosh Hodesh – the first day of the month of Tammuz. According to the Jewish calendar, later this month, on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem [...]

2017-07-27T10:57:30+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|

Fresh Eyes – observations from Jerusalem

 “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Lev. 19: 18) –  וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ Reflections from Israel – Tammy Cohen – 5th July 2017 Just a few months ago, I stood at the Kotel, leyned from Torah and together with Rabbi Gersh Lazarow, led a Mincha Shabbat service as we celebrated the bat mitzvah of one of our Australian community members. My first visit to the current Egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel was uplifting, it was one of the first moments where I felt a connection between my own religious practices and Israel. It brought me hope that Israel’s government and [...]

2017-07-27T10:57:30+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|
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