Guest Speakers

Kiddush Lunch with Dr. Daniel Gordis Feb 11th 

We're delighted to invite you to our first Kiddush Lunch for 2012, to be held in 2 weeks on Feb 11th. Our guest speaker is Dr. Daniel Gordis, President of the Shalem Foundation, and Senior Fellow at the Shalem Centre in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is the author of numerous books on Jewish thought and currents in Israel, and a recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Dr Gordis has just co-released a book about conversion, and his next book on Israel, The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness is Actually Its Greatest Strength, will be published in 2012. Dr. Gordis will be speaking at the Kiddush Lunch at Shira on Feb 11th about his writings. We need to know booking numbers for catering lunch ASAP. Please RSVP by booking online via PayPal here. Adults $20, Concession $10, little kids free.

If you would rather pay by direct transfer, details are: 

Account Name: Shira Hadasha
BSB: 013 445
Account number: 4978 30199

Bookings close by Wed Feb 8th so book soon please!

Friday night speakers Feb 10th, 6.30pm

On Friday night before Kab Shab, Shira is hosting David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater for a short talk about Judaism and Homosexuality. David and Gregg, married, are two of the three editors of  Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible. David is a Professor of History and the Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado.  Called "taboo-breaking" by Tikkun magazine, Shneer's work concentrates on modern Jewish society and culture. There is no charge for this event — join us at 6.30pm.

Dr. Daniel Gordis, David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater are guests of the Monash ACJC Conference, 12th and 13th Feb. Learn more about the conference on their website here.

Posted on January 31, 2012 .