Easy Learn Hebrew

BPJC is pleased to advise of an opportunity to access an online Hebrew learning program.The program is called “Easy Learn Hebrew Online” and consists of a number of modules.  Each time a person purchases a subscription to the program, a 10% donation comes to BPJC.

To check out the program, click here.

UPJ Weekly Torah Commentaries (Parashat Hashavua)

Click on the link to access the latest weekly Torah commentary (Parashat Hashavua) from the UPJ. The Parashat Hashavua archive can be found here.

Gal Chadash

Gal Chadash is the voice of the Union for Progressive Judaism. It features editorials from Steve Denenberg, David Robinson and others as well as news from around the region and the world of Progressive Judaism. Click here to go to the Gal Chadash page on the UPJ website.

UPJ Position on Patrilineal Descent

In October, 2008, the Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australia, New Zealand & Asia (the Moetzah) passed a resolution confirming and clarifying its position to accept the presumptive Jewish status of a child born of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother.  This has been the position of the Moetzah since the US Reform movement made its decision about “patrilineal descent” in 1983.  The Moetzah clarified that each rabbi will determine a child’s status (as in the case of conversion) and that such status is based upon exclusive identification with Judaism. Please download the complete article by Steve Denenberg and Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins for more details.

Living Judaism

Living Judaism, published by the UPJ in 2010 as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, outlines the key principles of Progressive Judaism.Click here to view Living Judaism.