We hope you had a liberating and joyful Pesach - we have many exciting and interesting upcoming events planned so please keep an eye out on facebook and email.
This week we read Kedoshim, and amongst the list of mitzvot and prohibitions, we find the beautiful dictum, to love your fellow as yourself.
Please join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm. Shabbat morning shiur starts at 9.15am, followed by Shacharit at 9.45am. A light Kiddush will follow. We extend a warm (belated) welcome toRonit Prawer and Idan Dershowitz who are visiting here from Israel, it has been lovely to see them at shule. Idan Dershowitz is studying and writing about the Bible and Egyptology in Israel, and will be giving the Dvar Torah this week.
Special Yom Ha'atzmaut Shira Kiddush:
On 3 May, we will have a very special Kiddush and Discussion Panel with the Carmeli-Wolski family in honour of Yom Ha'atzmaut entitled: "Reflections in Nationalism: Our experience as students and parents at the Hand in Hand Bilingual School in Jerusalem".
For the past three years, Merav Carmeli, Nathan Wolski, and their children, Layla, Ella and Lev lived, worked and studied in Jerusalem.
Merav Carmeli has an MA in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University and is currently writing her PhD on "the Divine Feminine in the Zohar". She has been the manuscript editor for the Zohar: Pritzker Edition for the last 10 years. She was on the Board of the Du-Leshoni (Jewish-Arab) school in Jerusalem.
Dr Nathan Wolski is a lecturer in Jewish Studies at the ACJC, Monash University. He has written extensively on the Zohar and is currently completing volumes 10 and 12 for the Zohar: Pritzker Edition, a translation and commentary.
Layla, Ella and Lev all attended the bi-lingual Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem from 2011.
We are thrilled to welcome them back to our community and to hear their reflections on their time at the Bilingual school, which is a unique school in Jerusalem for Jewish and Arab children, details of which can be found here. You can also watch a short video about this school here.
Please join us for a Kiddush lunch to hear Nathan, Merav, and of course Layla Ella and Lev, reflect on their time at this school.
The contribution to the Kiddush is $15 per head. Could you please confirm you are attending and pay by this Tuesday 28 April.
Payments can be made here.
The JCCV will have a commemoration for Yom Hashoah, on Sunday 27 April, at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash Clayton. Details and ticket information are at this link: http://www.jccv.org.au/uploads/images/Yom%20Hashoah.jpg
The ZCV will have a commemoration for Yom Hazikaron on 4 May, at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash Clayton. Details can be found here.
The ZCV have two Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations - a concert on 5 May at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Details and ticket information can be found here. They also have a Family Festival on 6 May at Beth Weizmann. Details can be found here.