This shabbat we celebrate the splitting of the Red Sea as the Jews escape from Egypt. Might have looked a bit like this?
On Friday night at 6.30pm we are thrilled to invite you for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat. All welcome! On Shabbat day at 9.30am, with hot drinks for the early birds, we invite you to the Aufruf of Daniel Ajzner and Sarah Shnider. The Dvar Torah will be given by uncle of the Chatan, Michael Harari. Mazal Tov to the almost - weds, and to your parents Les and Lynda Ajzner, and Harry and Annette Shnider. A Festive Kiddush will follow the Service at 9 Labassa Grove, Caulfield, to which the entire community are invited.
Next week: Kiddush Lunch with Dr. Daniel Gordis
Shira are delighted to invite you to our first Kiddush Lunch for 2012, next Shabbat 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 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 below - must include your NAME:
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. There is no charge for this event - join us at 6.30pm.
Shira at the Movies
'Footnote' — Feb 23rd, 7pm at The Classic cinema.
Cost: $15. Bookings via our website here or direct transfer details above.