World Zionist Conference for Australians

World Zionist Conference for Australians2020-10-13T14:52:06+11:00
38th World Zionist Congress

The 38th World Zionist Congress convenes from 20 – 22 October 2020 for the first time in its history, virtually. ARZENU and the WUPJ are represented by a strong delegation from around the world including Australia. Here for your convenience are some online resources.

1. ARZENU Pre Congress Program – Sunday October 11 to Monday October 19

Conference playlist
(Click on the 3 bars at top right to select a video to watch)

2. The World Zionist Congress – Tuesday October 20 to Thursday October 22

Click here for outline of the World Zionist Congress Program

Click here for ARZA Australia Facebook page
(congress will be live streamed)

3. ARZA Australia activities over the year

ARZA Australia made the video below about our activities over the year which was sent to Israel for distribution by ARZENU to affiliates around the world.

I hope, as part of the Progressive Movement here in Australia you will take advantage of the opportunity to see and understand what happens in Israel at the World Zionist Congress. Eight members of ARZA Australia will be represented at the Congress either as Delegates or Deputy Delegates,  and have the opportunity to contribute to policies in support of our Progressive ideals. I hope you will join us.

ARZA President, Helen Shardey

Helen Shardey
ARZA Australia President
UPJ Vice President

News and Events

A CHANCE FOR PEACE AND COMMON SENSE AT THE WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS

As you may have already read in the Israeli Jerusalem Post, the opening of the 38th World Zionist Congress saw the Zionist Organisations with voting rights thwarting the efforts of the right wing religious-Zionists and the ultra Orthodox factions to elect the new Chair and Vice Chair of the World Zionist Organization, postponing the vote until Thursday. This intervention, which took place in the WZC Presidium is a determined effort to change and force [...]

October 21st, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

CRISIS FOR JEWISH EQUALITY AND PLURALISM

The World Zionist Congress (WZC) has been described as the “Parliament of the Jewish People”. The Congress meets every five years to decide on a range of funding and policy issues, including the heads of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (Jewish National Fund), Keren Hayesod-UIA (United Israel Appeal),and the Jewish Agency. Bodies which not only distribute a billion dollars, but are responsible for policy decisions across Israel and the diaspora. Traditionally the balance of roles [...]

October 19th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

What Do You Want

What do you want for the future of Israel and the Jewish people? Here is a short video update on how Arza Australia is making a difference for social justice, religious equality, lasting peace and security, pluralism, youth empowerment and equality for all women. ARZA President, Helen Shardey

October 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

Brachot for Sukkot

As we say the brachot for Sukkot over the lulav and etrog, we are reminded of G-d as the source of our protection and security. I suspect that this is on our minds particularly during this difficult time. Having recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah, we are also probably wondering what the year 5781 will bring us. We of course will be hoping it is a healthy, sweet and peaceful year, and a year in which [...]

October 7th, 2020|Categories: Events|

Anat Hoffman interview

Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC For those of you who were able to view the ZFA President, Jeremy Leibler interviewing Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC, (the Israeli Religious Action Centre), you would have gained a deep understanding as to why the Diaspora Progressive Movement supports this wonderful woman and her quest on our behalf so strongly. Her stand out comment to me was “Israel is the table where Jewish values are discussed”. [...]

September 1st, 2020|Categories: News|
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