April 2022 | Nisan 5782
Dear ARZA and PJV members
“At this moment in history, there is no more urgent need, nor sacred opportunity, than to help those who are fleeing from the designs of a modern Pharaoh.”
– Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, Temple Israel, West Palm Beach, Florida.
They have escaped and arrived in Israel. What now?
We are hoping that Passover this year will have special meaning.
With thanks to the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, working together, immediate assistance on the ground in Israel has been launched to respond to those arriving from war-torn Ukraine and Russia.
Now, with the holiday of Passover and all its symbolism of freedom, liberation, and the strength of the Jewish people on the horizon, we turn to you to join us in expanding our efforts and abilities to provide pastoral counselling, spiritual solace, and community life – including Passover Seders and Women’s Circles – to the many Olim and refugees who have escaped to Israel.
WE ASK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO DONATE TO THE UKRAINE CRISIS FUND THROUGH THE UIA PROGRESSIVE APPEAL HELPING THE (WUPJ) WORLD UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM BRING ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT TO REFUGEES AND OLIM FLEEING UKRAINE.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Philip Bliss OAM
Helen Shardey OAM
ARZA Australia President
UPJ Vice President