Parshat Toldot

In this week's Parasha, we hear of the story of the birth of twin boys - Esau and Jacob, born to Isaac and Rebecca.

Come and join us for a lovely end to the working week by celebrating Shabbat together - our musical Kabbalat Shabbat commences 6.30pm (mincha at 6.15pm). Shacharit commences 9.45am.  If you are interested in learning to lead Kabbalat Shabbat, please email

This week, we bid farewell and b'hatzlacha (good luck) to our beloved Yardena Prawer who is making aliyah. Most of you will know of Yardena's invaluable contributions to Shira as much-loved children's program leader, bnei mitzvah teacher, Torah & Megilla reader, and just all-round wonderful person!  We are sad to see her go but know that she will continue to spread her wonderful light in Israel. We also wish farewell and l'hitraot (see you soon) to Michelle, Steven and Tali Prawer for their Sabbatical adventures abroad.

We have sponsored a farewell Kiddush for Yardena, and invite all the community to attend. Yardena will also be giving the Dvar Torah.

(THIS SHABBAT! )You are invited to "Modern Jewish Thinkers: Shira Seudah Shlishit series" Shira is thrilled to host a series of three seudah shlishits as follows:

(1) THIS SHABBAT!! 22 November at 4.15pm: Martin Buber's secular religiosity, presented by Ittay Flescher. (Parents are welcome to bring their children, as we will have Klara Herz assisting in minding the children.) Address: 11 Fitzgibbon Cres, Caulfield North.

(2) 6 December at 6pm: Yemima Avital: A Woman as a Modern Hasidic Master presented by Dr Melanie Landau. Address: 14 Airdrie Road, Caulfield North 

(3) 13 December at 6.30pm: The Lonely Prophet: Glimpses into the World of Rav Kook presented by Raphael Dascalu. Address: 6/310 Alma Road, Caulfield North.  

Reminder! All are invited to a community Q&A with Dr Melanie Landau, which will take place at 7pm on 7 December 2014 at THC, immediately prior to the AGM.

We also wish a (belated) mazeltov to Jesse Lubitz and Lior Albeck-Ripka on their engagement! Mazel tov to Lionel and Rita Lubitz and to all the families, many blessings and much nachas.

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on November 20, 2014 .