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Parashat Beha’alotecha: Mind your words

Wherever we go in today’s society, we are bombarded by ads about what we should and should not be putting in our mouths. The ads tells us to eat this so that we can lose weight; to not eat that because it could raise our cholesterol; and we constantly...

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SAUPJ Conference—a short review Last Shabbat, Bet David had the honour to co-host the SAUPJ Biennial Conference.  It was a great success and we’d like to thank all members of the congregation who helped to make it happen. A special Thank You to Gerald Sobel and his security team,...

It will create opportunities

Dear congregants, The press release from the SAUPJ/SAAPR (read it here) is an  immediate response of our movement on the newest development in Israel. It is a well thought through reaction on a demeaning attack on our Progressive movement. In the last days since the decision was  made by...

SAUPJ Statement: Progressive Jewry taken hostage

The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) and the South African Association of Progressive Rabbis (SAAPR) strongly condemn the decision by the Government of Israel to suspend the implementation of its own decision to establish a dignified space for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall. The Progressive Movement...

Report from the SAUPJ Chair

SAUPJ – SOUTH AFRICAN UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM – a monthly column of interest. The SAUPJ was formed in 1951 to look after the interests of Progressive Jews in South Africa.  This includes liaising with the Chevra Kadisha regarding burials, co-operating with the work of the SAJBD and working...