Israeli singing star at Renewal service
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
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
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.
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
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
Young Professionals Shabbaton @ Seoul