Parshat Behar Bechukotai

We are delighted to invite you to our Shavuot Dinner and Tikkun Leil night of learning on May 14th. The dinner will be Ottolenghi themed, and will be truly delicious! Early bird dinner bookings before Wednesday. Adults $35, Uni/school students $20. For Dinner bookings please click here.

All are welcome (no charge) to our night of learning and cheesecake that will follow from 7.30pm with guest speakers:

Dr Michael Steinlauf, visiting American scholar in Yiddish and Jewish Culture and guest of the ACJC at Monash, will be sharing and discussing a Y.L. Peretz story that he translated entitled "The Poor Boy". Feel free to read in advance here.

"Your God Is My God — Conversion Stories" with Evan Thornley, Sue Taylor and Dean Ogden who have chosen Judaism as their religion. Mark Baker will give an opening address.

Professor Andrew Benjamin, Chair of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at the ACJC, Monash University, will speak on 'Justice and Holiness: Notes on Tehillim 89'

This Shabbat: Kabbalat Shabbat at the family friendly time of 6pm(yay for all the kids who came last week!) and on Shabbat morning 9.15am for the Shiur and 9.45am for the Tefillah. We have Adele Stowe-Lindner giving our Drasha this week, with a Kiddush to follow.

Montefoire Kab Shab: Next Friday, 10th May at 4pm, Shira and Jewish Care are volunteering to hold a Kabbalat Shabbat service for the residents of Montefoire Homes. We'd love it if you could join us, especially with kids and anyone who loves to sing along to the guitar. Instruments and singers welcome. Meet us in the foyer of 619 St Kilda Road at 4pm. Please reply to this email with an RSVP if you can make it.

Drasha Givers: We always appreciate people who can give their time to prepare and give over a Dvar Torah in shul each week. If you'd like to volunteer, please be in touch.

Salad Spinners: We'd like to acknowledge Mandi Katz who has been making fresh salads each week to complement our Kiddushim. We'd like to set up a roster of people who can volunteer to bring in salad ingredients to shul and prepare the salad in our kitchen on the day. Shira will happily pay for the ingredients, and you can be as creative as you like. Please reply if you are able to help out.

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on May 2, 2013 .