Parshat Bechukotai

Please join us this week for a spirited and thought provoking panel on Shabbat 17 May, after Shule.  We are hosting a Q&A at Shira:  The Racial Discrimination Act - is it good for Australia?

This topical issue will be moderated by Ittay Flescher, and we are honoured to have the following as guest speakers on our panel:

Michael Gawenda:  Award winning journalist and author.

James Paterson:  Director of Development and Communications at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Nasya Bahefen:  Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at UNSW.

David Marlow:  Executive Director of the JCCV.

For more detailed bios and to read up on some interesting articles about this topic, please see our Facebook page here.

We will have a light Kiddush before the Q&A and we appreciate your contribution of $10 for this Kiddush, payable here.  Otherwise, we welcome you to just join us for the panel if you wish.

We also warmly welcome you to our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6pm this week. There will be a shiur this week commencing at 9.15am, followed by Shacharit at 9.45am sharp.

Save the date!  Shavuot is approaching, and we have a fabulous line up for Tikkun Leil Shavuot on evening 3 June - Watch this Space!

In other community news, Limmud Oz is being held this year in Melbourne from 7 to 9 June.  There will be 180 sessions led by international and local presenters (including some Shira members) of pluralist Jewish learning, as well as many musical performances.  For more information and tickets (early bird prices before 31 May), please see here.

We look forward to seeing you this Shabbat on what is sure to be a robust and fascinating debate.

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on May 15, 2014 .