Special Kabbalat Shabbat: Please join us for a chanukah party at 6pm on Friday (earlier than usual start) for live music, singing, doughnuts and kabbalat Shabbat. A great night to bring your family along! We will also be paying tribute to Arik Einshtein z'l, a wonderful singer who passed away this week. You may know him through 'oof gozal', 'ani ve'ata' or even 'erev shel shoshanim'. We will be using some of his beautiful tunes in our tefilla.
Shabbat morning starts at 9.15am with a shiur followed by tefilla, and we are looking forward to a drasha by Annette Charak. The Herz-Charak family are kindly sponsoring this week's kiddush - thank you!
Guest speaker this shabbat afternoon: Orthodoxy — What is it; What Challenges does it Face; Who cares?
On Shabbat at 5pm, at 28 Kambea Grove, Caulfield, Rabbi Dr Sam Lebens will be speaking on the topic:
"Orthodoxy - What is it; What Challenges does it Face; Who cares? What beliefs are really foundational to Orthodoxy? Does biblical criticism hold any theological significance? What is a literary work? What does it mean to be the author of a literary work? What literary genre is the Bible?"
Thank you to Nomi Blum and family for hosting this event. Rabbi Lebens is in Australia as a guest of Mt Scopus College.
Kiddush Lunch with John Safran Dec 7th
In a Q and A with Sara Kowal, John Safran will be discussing his new book: Murder in Mississippi following shul next Shabbat. When filming his tv series Race Relations, Safran spent an uneasy couple of days with a notorious white supremecist. A year later, he heard that the man had been murdered - and that the killer was black. Safran covered the trial and wrote a book about his amazing experiences. Read it before next week so the Q and A is more meaningful — buy it here.
We would appreciate contributions of $10 a head towards our kiddush costs. Please donate here to help us cater this event.
We are in need of assistance with a food roster for a member of our community who is recovering from surgery. If you are able to help out, please click here.
Shabbat Shalom and Chanukah Sameach