In 2017 Shira commissioned the creation of a  new Bimah Cover  in memory of Kerryn Baker,  who together with Mark was instrumental in building the shule and was so loved and respected in the kehilla.

The Bimah cover was created by textile artist Lilli Dubs and you can read about the  process of designing and creating the cover here.

The Bimah cover was funded by the contributions of many Shira members and friends in honour of Kerryn's memory and we are grateful for the support of the following people and families, as well as of many people who supported the project very generously but asked not to be named:

Kerryn's family

Monica and Geoffrey Kempler

Lindy and Eddie Tamir

Sari Brott Ben-Jacob

The Zelman-Kowal family

Ilana and Steve Ehrenreich

Sue and Charlie Taylor

Susi Bendel

R & V Sacks-Davis

Yael Prawer and Josh Back

Stephen, Elaine and Lazar clan

Ellyse Borghi and Adam Hyman

Debbie and Alan Kras

Pearl and Mark Joel and family

Karen Gutman

Alana Bruce and Ben Hoadley

Alex Kats

Denishensky Family

Family Herz-Charak

Orlee and Tony Schneeweiss

Ari Perlow

Avram Mlotek & Yael Kornfeld

The Freedman Family

Isi Charak & Danielle Charak OAM

Galit Hasen and Dean Ogden

Diane Lankri

Dita Gould

Frances, Steven, Gali, Noey and Bat Sheva

Gary Samowitz

Helen Landau and family

Ilana, Simon, Zivia, Emmy and Libby Faivel

Jeff Meyer

Lipsitz family

Karen Klein

Karin Puels

Leah and Charles Justin

Lubitz family

Mandi Katz and Ashley Browne, Romy, Gil and Emmitt

Mark and Hannah Fagenblat

Sifris Family

Osher Gutnick and  Leanne Donde

Pebby and Max Wald

Sasha, Aria and Penelle

Phil and Sue Lewis

Rachel Heinrichs

Robert and Chooch Takac

Ros and Danny Ben-Moshe

Russell & Linda Jaffe

Skovron Family


Special thanks to Annette Charak for coordinating the commission on behalf of the Shira community.