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ARZA Annual Reports 2019 – 2020

It is with pleasure that I report on the activities of ARZA Australia to the Annual General Meeting for the 2019-20 year, being held on November 17, 2020. I was delighted to be elected President of Australia’s Progressive Zionist organization at its 2019 AGM, and at the same time also elected as Vice President of the Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ). My predecessor, Steve Denenberg had devoted more than a decade to ARZA Australia both as President and CEO. He has continued as the Immediate Past President and been very active and supportive in that role. I thank him for [...]

2020-11-17T17:49:35+11:00November 16th, 2020|Events, News|

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 6:00 p.m. AEST on Tuesday 17 November 2020 online via Zoom. AGENDA Attendance Apologies Video Presentation from Gusti Y Braverman Head of the Department for Organization, World Zionist Federations, Israeli Communities Abroad and the Bialik Institiute and Publishing House Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on Friday 8 November 2019. Matters arising. President’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Membership Report. Appointment of honorary solicitors. [...]

2020-11-02T13:18:05+11:00November 2nd, 2020|Events, News|

World Zionist Congress Outcome

The Chair of  world AMEINU has written to ARZA Australia saying “Thanks to the hard work of all our delegates around the world, our wonderful negotiating team on the ground and our capable team of lawyers, we were able to secure a wall-to-wall agreement that respected the diversity of positions within the Zionist movement, established adequate checks and balances and secures critical funding for the Reform movement in Israel and around the world. We look forward to working with the new Chair of the WZO, Yaakov Hagoel, building on the positive working relationship that we have established with him [...]

2020-10-31T16:04:27+11:00October 27th, 2020|Events, News|

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 a renegotiation of the Agreement drawn up by the right wing and Ultra Orthodox factions which ARZENU, MERCAZ and the non Orthodox factions have condemned, [...]

2020-10-21T15:52:12+11:00October 21st, 2020|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 within the WZC has been distributed between the orthodox and non-orthodox groups, in recognition of the diversity across the Jewish world, with each group receiving [...]

2020-10-19T20:46:54+11:00October 19th, 2020|Events, News|
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