Parshat Nasso

This Shabbat we read Parashat Nasso, in which (amongst many other things) Aaron and the Kohanim are instructed on how to bless the people of Israel.  

This Shabbat we also extend many blessings and mazel tovs to Noah Starr, and to his parents, Ilana, Gary and the entire family on Noah's barmitzvah. May you all be blessed with much nachas and happiness on this wonderful occasion. Thank you to the Starr family for sponsoring the Kiddush this week. Ilana Starr will be giving the Dvar Torah in honour of her son.  We are thrilled to be celebrating this special occasion together at shule.

We are also excited to wish a mazel tov to Yael Prawer and Josh Back, and to both their families, on their engagement!  May you both know only blessings and joy together.

Kabbalat Shabbat will commence at 6pm, and there will be a shiur on Shabbat morning at 9.15am.  Shacharit will commence at 9.45am sharp.


We welcome you all to our traditional Tikkun Leil Shavuot at 8pm on Tuesday 3 June, Erev Shavuot, for a night of engaging Torah learning, and of course, cheesecake.

Our theme this year is "Love in the Time of Torah" and we are thrilled to have an amazing array of speakers to engage us in thought provoking learning and discussion.

To access our schedule for Tikkun Leil, as well as Shavuot Davening times, please click here.

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 Shira members) of pluralist Jewish learning, as well as many musical performances. For more information and tickets (early bird prices end this week 31 May), please see here.

Shabbat shalom!

Posted on May 29, 2014 .