Thank you again to all those who have taken outmembership. You are our reason for being! We count on you to help make our Shira community the wonderful, colourful and inclusive one that we know and love! Just one click here and your membership is all sorted.
Be sure to join our High Holidays Facebook group here for all chag-related updates.
Kabbalat Shabbat will be sung at 6pm, and Shacharit commences at 9.45am.
Mazeltov to Russell Jaffe on his barmitzvah anniversary and we look forward to hearing you layn for us, and to celebrating with you! Russell has kindly sponsored the Kiddush this week, and all are welcome. The Dvar Torah will be given by Steven Prawer.
Save the date 13 September: Meet our Educational Director Raf Descalu at a Shira welcome Kiddush. This will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss with Raf how he can best facilitate your Jewish journey and to also welcome him, Dalit Kaplan and Ezra into our community!
Raf will also give an Elul-themed talk after the Kiddush on the topic "Suffering is great: introducing Rabbi Akiva's theory of transformative suffering". Click here to join our Facebook group for more information.
Thank yous! We have a wonderful new children's space for our beloved Shira children, and just in time for the Chagim. A huge thank you to Adiva and Michael Sifris for their generous donation of much needed chairs and tables. Many thanks also to another generous family for the donation of a storage cabinet for our toys. And thanks to Yardena and Steven Prawer for their hard work in assembling said storage!
Shaike Snir invites Shira members to the opening night of the Yosl Bergner sculptures exhibition at Leonard Joels, 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, on 11 September between 6-8pm. Some pictures of the sculptures are here.