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Events for April and May 2018

Israeli singing star at Renewal service
Neshama Life will host a Renewal Kabbalat Shabbat with Israeli singer David Lavi on 27 April, 6.15pm. Lavi was runner-up on the Israeli TV singing competition Kochav Nolad (A Star is Born). Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Preneg at TBI
Join at Temple Beth Israel for a monthly nosh and drinks before the Kabbalat Shabbat service to unwind and get into the spirit of Shabbat; next Preneg on 27 April at 5.30pm.

Impact Investing for Global Change
Yosef Abramowitz, an American-Israeli human-rights activist, educator and entrepreneur, recognised as one of the pioneers of the solar-energy industry and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will speak at Emanuel Synagogue on 30 April, 7.30pm. Members $10, non-members: $15. Click here for more information.

Lag b'Omer Bonfire
Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue will host a festive bonfire featuring drumming, sausage sizzle, potatoes, roasted marshmallows, singing, games and fun for the whole family on 2 May at 5.30-7.30pm. For costs and to make a reservation, call Samantha at (03) 9563 9208 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP by 26 April.

Emanuel Synagogue's new sanctuary
The official opening and dedication of the congregation's new sanctuary will be held on 14 May at 6.45pm. 

Visiting Melbourne or are you a local Melbournian?
Try out a new Shabbat morning service at Gesher – a bridge to prayer. Gesher is inclusive, has lots of music and singing, and has a lively Torah discussion in place of a sermon. We meet on the second Shabbat of the month at TBI in the Friedlander synagogue, at 10 am. Join us on 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August or later in the year. For more information contact Sue Morgan: 0412 944 478. 

The Goldene Medina
Joanna Weinberg will perform The Piano Diaries at this event celebrating 175 years of Jewish life in South Africa on 27 May, 6.30pm, at the B’nei B’rith Centre in Sydney. Cost: $25. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 9321 6315.

 

Shavuot around the UPJ 

Beth Shalom (Auckland): Yom tov service, followed by Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – a night of engaging and informative study – on 19 May, 6.30pm, including an exploration of The Secret Book of Kings, King Solomon – a Musical Portrait Workshop, “Can Swimming Lessons Really be a Jewish Precept?” and Israeli round-table discussion with local experts from across the political spectrum – plus cheesecake!

Emanuel Synagogue: Dangerous Dilemmas will be presented on 19 May, 6.15pm to midnight, with attendees grappling with three ethical dilemmas (includes dinner and dessert); Renewal Shavuot with meditation, music and soup on 19 May, 8pm, with Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff and music by Emanuel Lieberfreund; First day Shavuot services in the new sanctuary on 20 May, 9am; Ice-Cream Sunday on 20 May, 4.30pm; Services 2nd night on 20 May, 6.15pm; ShavuHOT on 20 May, 6.45pm will feature curries and a chance to celebrate the Jewish community of India; Second day services including Yizkor on 21 May, 9.00am.

Temple Beth Israel: On 19 May there will be family activities at 4.30-5.45pm, followed by a dairy dinner at 5.45-6.15pm, an Erev service at 6.15-7.00pm, a cheesecake competition, musical interludes and speakers on different aspects of Judaism and Islam from 7.15-10.00pm; Shavuot morning service with Yizkor on 20 May, 10am. For more information and to register by 11 May: (03) 9510 1488 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kibbutz Lotan's "green" program
The Green Apprenticeship program at Kibbutz Lotan is helping Israelis and internationals build new careers as change-makers. Click here to read about this innovative program. 

Australian Jewish Choral Festival
Learn about and celebrate the diverse world of Jewish choral music with a faculty of renowned experts, including Professor Josh Jacobson, Elliot Z Levine and Cantor Michel Laloum, at the fourth AJCF held over the Queens' Birthday long weekend, 10-11 June, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Click here to view a YouTube video of Festival Director Judy Campbell's interview with Henry Greener on The Shtick and Click here for more information and to register online - and don't miss the early-bird deadline: 30 April!
 

Adelaide Holocaust Museum project
Beit Shalom Synagogue member Andrew Steiner  who has been sharing his story as a Holocaust survivor and educating students in Adelaide for the past 27 years, is leading a project to establish a Holocaust Museum in Adelaide. Click here to read an ABC News article about the inspiring project. To make a donation to the project, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Project Manager Sue Drenth.

Australia's New Nazis
Julie Nathan, Research Officer at the Executive Council for Australian Jewry, wrote an article titled "Antipodean Resistance: Australia's New Nazis" that was published on The Times of Israel. Click here to read the article.

LBC offers Israel-study scholarship
The William and Henrietta Kaye Scholarship, administered by the Leo Baeck Centre, for short-term study in Israel, is open for applications (deadline: 18 May).  Any person of any religion who is resident in Australia or New Zealand may apply. Click here to learn more and download an application form.

Bergman Jewish Educators Seminar
The intensive 10-day program will take place in Jerusalem on 5-15 July 2018. Price: $1000 for 1 person – $1500 for two people from same school/congregation (includes hotel, program and most meals; not including airfare). Limited subsidies available. For more information contact the Saltz Center This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here for more details on the WUPJ website. 

Young Professionals Shabbaton @ Seoul
Have some fun with brothers and sisters from around Asia, featuring a Korean BBQ Shabbat, Chimaek Havdalah on the Han and much more, on 15-17 June 2018. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up, or contact Rabbi Nathan Alfred: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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