ARZA AUSTRALIA wishes all in the Progressive Jewish Movement a Happy New Year with every wish that this year will bring good health and safety in Israel and at home.
The past year was full of challenges for Israel in relation to the spread of Covid and the altercation with Hamas from Gaza. Israel is leading the world in Covid treatment with the introduction of a fourth Pfizer vaccination and vaccinations for children being given in the Diaspora.
At home we are still planning for our Progressive Movement Appeal combining with a special Appeal through Progressive Jewish Women in Australia. This will be a first and we hope to bring you an exciting special project to support.
In the meantime, our best wishes go to Rabbi Gary Robuck with Jocelyn, as he takes up the role of temporary Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne and the entire Progressive community in the hope that despite the spread of Covid, you can enjoy the summer holidays as much as possible.
Helen Shardey OAM
ARZA Australia President
UPJ Vice President