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Joint UPJ – ARZA Australia Announcement

Union for Progressive Judaism

Under a joint agreement, UPJ and  ARZA –  have agreed to offer a free membership of ARZA -Association of Reform/Progressive Zionists of Australia. 

This is in recognition of the financial pressures currently being faced by members of our congregations and also in recognition of the importance of the Progressive Movement of Australia being strongly represented at the World Zionist Congress, when it is held in Israel, either in person or remotely. We are also working closely with our Coalition Masorti partners in this endeavour.

We believe this is a very exciting decision, and one which we hope all our congregational members will strongly support. It means that your voice will be heard by the world Progressive Zionist Movement and help shape Israeli political and economic policies and the challenges facing the Jewish people.

Our Progressive Zionist views support religious equality for all streams of Judaism, a pluralist society, peace, social justice and Tikun Olam in our Jewish Homeland.

With your support, we can continue to add to our magnificent achievements in Israel and ensure the voice of Progressive Judaism continues to be heard in Israel and around the world.

WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM AND PROGRESSIVE ZIONISM

ARZA President, Helen Shardey

Helen Shardey
ARZA Australia President
UPJ Vice President

David Knoll AM UPJ Co-President

David Knoll AM
UPJ Co-President

Brian Samuel OAM UPJ Co-President

Brian Samuel OAM
UPJ Co-President

News and Events

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

What Do You Want

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October 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

Brachot for Sukkot

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October 7th, 2020|Categories: Events|

Anat Hoffman interview

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September 1st, 2020|Categories: News|
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