Many UPJ congregations have chosen to offer Shabbat and daily minyan services, and courses during this time of social isolation using online meeting platforms, such as GoToMeeting, Skype and Zoom. Click here to read an article which may be useful for those new to this technology.
Shabbat services (please note: some of these may be changing from live-streaming to Zoom or other platforms, please stay tuned)
|Congregation||Friday evening service||Shabbat morning service & Havdalah||Link to join service|
Shabbat Live! online
||Service information and times are available at: www.emanuel.org.au/services
|Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue||6.30pm TGIS Express
(Friday 3 July)
6.30pm Kabbalat Shabbat (last Friday of the month)
|10.00am (every Shabbat)||TGIS Express Shabbat Friday: https://zoom.us/j/512512110
Kabbalat Shabbat (last Friday of the month): https://zoom.us/j/410812614
|Kedem||New Kedem and Neshama Melbourne Kabbalat Shabbat experience with Simon Starr and Rabbi Shneur Reti-Waks (Facebook Live) on 26 June and 10 July at 5.30pm||1st, 3rd and 4th Shabbat mornings in June and July
9.00am schmooze, 10.00am service
|Leo Baeck Centre||7.00pm||10.00am||Friday Night Live: https://zoom.us/j/4449758715
|North Shore Temple Emanuel||6.30-7.20pm||Pre-recorded D'var Torah and Torah leyning on NSTE YouTube Channel||Find all links here: https://www.nste.org.au/virtual-community.html
YouTube Channel link
To attend via Zoom: Click on this link
(Meeting ID: 894 0517 6889; Password: 178313)
|Temple Beth Israel||6.15pm||10.00am||https://www.youtube.com/tbimelbourne|
|Temple Sinai||6.30pm||9.00am: Contemplative service
10.30am: Shabbat shacharit
|United Hebrew Congregation
|6.30pm Singapore time||Click on this link|
|United Jewish Congregation
The CCAR Press has generously provided a flip-book version of our region's siddur, Mishkan T'filah: World Union Edition (click here to open the flip book).
Temple Beth Israel
Saturdays through Thursdays at 6.15pm, and Erev Shabbat on Fridays: https://www.youtube.com/tbimelbourne
Other virtual offerings
ACT Progressive Congregation
Offered by Rabbi Gary Robuck:
Lunch and Learn on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Ancestors) Thursdays 12-1pm: click here for Zoom link.
Clergy Thoughts for the Day: https://www.emanuel.org.au/thoughts(https://zoom.us/j/94590645619)
Online Kabbalah Meditation "Breath, Sound and Higher Inspiration" with Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff on Tuesday evenings at 7.00-8.15pm. In 13th century Spain, Rabbi Avraham Abulafia taught a unique form of breath meditation combined with sound and Gems of Wisdom. Free; class will also be recorded and made available for viewing; click here to register
Parashat Hashavua every week on Wednesdays at 8.15pm (https://zoom.us/j/93124176951)
Thursday night in the circle: Returns on Thursday 2 July from 7.15pm, Cantor George Mordecai will give over the insightful and amazing Omer teachings imparted to him by his teacher and mentor, Reb Miles Krassen (https://zoom.us/j/205614635)
Shabbat Tot online for 2-5-year-olds, first Friday of each month from 4.30-5.00pm (click here for Zoom, Meeting ID: 897 4684 3715, Password 467609)
Speakeasy with Rabbi Kamins on Tuesdays at 5.00pm; come on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation (https://zoom.us/j/94346997043)
Pre-Shabbos Shmooze with Rev Zwarenstein on Fridays at 10.00am; come on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation (https://zoom.us/j/94590645619)
Hebrew classes and events are also available online. Please visit www.emanuel.org.au for more information.
Jewish Community of Japan
North Shore Temple Emanuel
Pyjama Time for Young Families videos released on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.00am on this link: NSTE YouTube Channel
Progressive Judaism Victoria
V-PJV Online: Series 2: Sundays at 4.45pm for 5.00pm start: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728133947
Sunday 5 July: Curing the Conflict: How the Covid-19 crisis impacted Jewish-Arab relations in Israel
Sunday 12 July: Forget about Ariak Einstein: A discussion about current Israeli culture
Sunday 19 July: Ask the rabbis: Anything you've always wanted to ask our Rabbis
Sunday 26 July: You can't ask that: Everything you've always wanted to ask Israelis
Temple Beth Israel
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Kim Ettlinger: Tuesdays at 12.00-1.00pm; "An Introduction to the Sea of Talmud" - a look at how and why the Talmud developed, its key players and study certain section such as "When do we recite the Sh'ma?" (no prior knowledge necessary: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Gersh Lazarow on Wednesday 24 June and 1 July at 12.00-1.00pm. Four-part series "A beginner's Guide to Jewish History" this week's final part is "Haskalah - the Age of Enlightenment": meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye
Musical lunch with Cantor Michel Laloum on Thursdays at 12.00-1.00pm: meet.google.com/ffh-twjy-yjs
Parashat Hashavua, weekly Torah study on Saturday mornings at 9.00am: https://meet.google.com/uss-wbzh-viy
"Aleph Isn't Enough: Intermediate Hebrew" commencing 24 June, this is a course for those who are familiar with the Aleph-Bet and are interested to learn more. Practice reading prayers and classic or cultural phrases from various Hebrew texts. For more information and to register, click here.
Melton Scholars Curriculum, "BeMidbar (Numbers) - Leadership Defied and Defended" taught by Rabbi Fred Morgan; 10 sessions on Wednesdays from 17 June at 7.00-8.30pm (cost $295; $250 for TBI members, includes e-reader); click here for more info and to register.
Melton Scholars Curriculum, "From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes" taught by Dr Simon Holloway; 10 sessions on Thursdays from 18 June at 6.30-8.00pm (cost $295; $250 for TBI members, includes e-reader); click here for more info and to register.
Melton Core Curriculum, "The Purposes of Jewish Living: Why do Jews believe as they do?" and "The Rhythms of Jewish Living: What's the point of living Jewishly?" taught by TBI Rabbis; 60 sessions (25 weeks) on Tuesdays from 14 July at 7.00-9.30pm. For more information and to enrol, visit: https://www.tbi.org.au/melton-school/
"Connecting our Global Family in Times of Corona": Click here to learn more.