Monthly Archives: January 2020

UIA Progressive Appeal

The role of the Progressive Jewish Movement world wide in supporting the Progressive movement in Israel is fundamental to the recognition of Progressive/Reform Judaism in the State of Israel, our Jewish homeland. This has been brought home with the recent IRAC announcement that for the first time in Israeli history, the Israeli government will fund Reform and Conservative rabbis in cities and metropolitan areas. While sadly the salaries allocated to Progressive and Conservative Rabbis is only a portion of what the Israeli Government pays individual Orthodox Rabbis, it is still a step in the right direction and establishes a [...]

2020-01-23T10:24:26+11:00January 23rd, 2020|News|

ARZA Updates

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|