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Events for February 2020

Shabbat in the Circle resumes at Emanuel Synagogue
Join Cantor George Mordecai and other presenters for this special Shabbat morning gathering on 15 February from 10.00am; beginning with a study of Hassidic and other mystical texts, followed by a discussion of how they apply in our daily lives. A collaborative musical gathering will follow based on the Shabbat morning service, incorporating melodies, poems and dance.

Project Dignity Williamstown Boat Cruise
Join a group of refugees and asylum seekers on 16 February for a river cruise to Williamstown (picnic lunch provided). Meet at Melbourne River Cruises, Federation Wharf at 10am, or Williamstown Foreshore, Nelson Place at 11.30am. Cruise: $27 (adults), $14 (children 4-14) or $81 return (family of 2 adults/2 children); museum tour: $8 adults; $4 (children 4-14); $20 (family of 2 adults/2 children).  Click here for more information; RSVP for catering purposes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Multicultural choral music 'feast'
North Shore Temple Emanuel in Sydney, in partership with Jewish Arts Inc., will present a concert celebrating diversity through communal singing, with Jewish, Bosnian, Korean, Spanish and Seniors choirs, and a special performance by Walangari Karntawarra, on 16 February at 4.00pm. Tickets: $28 / $22 / $15.  Click here to book online; enquiries: Judy Campbell 0414 941 644.

Jewish Jam Session
Enjoy Jewish and popular music at LBC's monthly jam session on 16 February at 4.30pm. Bring an instrument or your singing voice, or just listen, and a small note donation. No previous performing experience needed; sheet music provided.

Jewnatal at Emanuel Synagogue
Calling all expecting couples, regardless of whether this is your first, second or more ... Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth will teach this course for preparation for birth in a Jewish context on Mondays at 12 noon, beginning on 16 February. Call the synagogue office for details: (02) 9389 6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Confronting Death, Part 2
Rabbi Allison Conyer and Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue will present this series on three Sundays, from 4.00-5.30pm. Topics: 9 February: "Understanding our own death concepts and ethical wills", 16 February: "Jewish views on doctor assisted dying, organ donation, cremation and leaving our body to science" and 23 February: "Jewish views on life, death and the afterlife". Members: $15 per session ($40 for all 3 sessions); non-members: $20 per session ($55 for all 3 sessions). RSVP to Samantha: (03) 9563 9208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Shabbat at Temple Beth Israel
Hineinu @ TBI will offer an opportunity for personal and communal prayer in a tranquil and invigorating setting on 21 February with Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm and Maariv at 6.30pm.  David Kram (conductor, pianist, educator and composer) will speak about "Popular Jewish Composers" with a singalong at the Lunch 'n' Learn on 22 February at 12.30pm (click here for more information).

Music and book launch at Beth Shalom
Judy Campbell, Music Director at North Shore Temple Emanuel, will run a song session on 21 February, 5.00-6.00pm at Beth Shalom in Auckland, then will lead the music during the Shabbat service at 6.30pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to participate, including details of your connection with and skills in singing. On 23 February, the congregation will host a book launch for Judy's recently published book, The Silver Tea Service

Summer Soul Shabbaton in Auckland
Beth Shalom will host a festival of learning shared by young and old, creating connection, community and learning, in a peaceful nature setting on 27-29 March. Click here for more information and to register.

PJV Basketball Round-Robin Tournament
Progressive Judaism Victoria synagogues will host a tournament of mixed teams of all ages (youth, teens, adults) on 29 March, 1200pm, at GESAC, 200 East Boundary Road, East Bentleigh. Contact David Sharp to sign up today: 0415 192 438, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let My People Go Family Shabbaton
Rabbi Gary Robuck, with the Progressive Congregation of the ACT Jewish Community and Gesher Educational Services, will lead a pre-Pesach Family Shabbaton on 3-5 April at Mowbray Park Farm in Picton, NSW (space limited). Click here for more information.

Spiritual journey with Kedem 
Kedem invites you to join a spiritual journey exploring Indigenous Western Victoria for the ANZAC Day weekend, 24-27 April. An Aboriginal Edler from the area will share his knowledge of local customs, culture and history. Expected cost: $1,400 per person (twin share). Click here to learn more. Enquiries: Andrew 0419 380 488. Bookings (by 17 January): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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