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

ARZA August Update

As reported by the Israel Religious Action Centre “in response to the controversial Belarusian election results made public on August 18, tens of thousands of Belarusians took to the streets demanding an end to President Lukashenko’s long and anti -democratic reign. The protesters met with Government violence. Among the protesters were members of the Reform/Progressive congregation in Minsk, some of whom were arrested". A webinar has been made where we hear from Rabbi Grisha [...]

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

Normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

ARZA AUSTRALIA IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM, THE ASSEMBLY OF RABBIS AND CANTORS AND NETZER The Australian Reform/Progressive Zionist Association (ARZA) is joined by the Union for Progressive Judaism, the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors and Netzer in welcoming the historic announcement of the normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This agreement is the culmination of enormous efforts by Israel and other countries over many years. It [...]

August 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Interview with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

"It’s difficult to have a conversation right now about Israel without the topic of annexation coming up. But what exactly is it and what does it mean? How does it differ from the current situation? How does it differ from the situation in Gaza and other parts of the West Bank? What does it mean for Palestinians? What does it mean for Israelis? Will it change how Britain’s Jews (or other Diaspora Jews) view [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

You’ve Made a Difference

Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center, speaks about the achievements of ARZA in Israel. As ARZA and the UPJ continue to work together as a united Progressive Jewish family, building the ARZA Australia membership for the World Zionist Congress, we are delighted to bring to you a wonderful video clip from Anat Hoffman. Anat is the Executive Director of IRAC, the Israel Religious Action Centre. She is also [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: News|

A New Government for Israel

In this week of memory for Israel’s fallen and celebration for the independence of our Jewish homeland, all at a time when the world is in crisis, a new government has finally been formed in Eretz Yisrael. The formation of a Unity Government, which is supposed to see the Prime Ministership of the Holy Land change from one to the other in 18 months time, has been a fraught process, involving three elections, none of [...]

May 1st, 2020|Categories: News|
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