Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech

This week we are thrilled to wish a Mazeltov to Yael Prawer and Josh Back for their aufruf (call up) on the occasion of their upcoming marriage! Mazeltov to the lovely couple and to their entire families, wishing you much nachas and blessings for your journey together.

Please join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm led by Yardena Prawer. Shacharit commences 9.45am, and the Dvar Torah will be given by Idan Dershowitz in honour of the upcoming marriage. Welcome to Idan and to Ronit Prawer! Following shule, the whole congregation is invited to a Kiddush at the Back's home a short walk away at 55 Rosemont Avenue, Caulfield.

In the theme of "new beginnings", Rosh Hashana is fast approaching, and we urge all who haven't taken out membership to do so here. Chagim at Shira are really special, and we have the wonderful Avram Mlotek and Yael Kornfeld returning this year as our international chazzanim - you don't want to miss their beautiful tefillot! Your support is crucial to help us create the inclusive and vibrant shule we all know and love. 

Do you want to be a part of our Kol Nidrei choir? Please email to express interest.

Rosh Hashana times:

24 September Erev Rosh Hashana:
Mincha/Maariv 6pm
25& 26 September Rosh Hashana:
Shacharit 8.15am
Mincha/Maariv 6pm 

Other Community News:

Jewish Care is looking for volunteers for their 2014 Rosh Hashana Appeal.  If you can help, or want some more information, please email Abbie Debinski at

Gift of Life Australia are searching for matching stem cell donors for four Leukemia patients and a 6 year old girl in the US.  They invite all healthy 18-45 year olds who are over 50 kilos and not pregnant or breastfeeding to make an appointment at the Caulfield Blood Donor Centre on 7 October from 4-7.15pm to enrol onto the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.  You can do so by calling Mordi Joseph on 0490 332 415

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on September 19, 2014 .