Parshat Korach

Last weekend was wonderful. Hamutal Gouri gave an inspiring and uplifting talk and Zvi Hirschfield's Shiur was engaging and insightful. Now that we are fully into winter, Kabbalat Shabbat will be starting earlier. We will be having an end of the week l'chaim tonight at 5.15pm followed by another spiritual and tuneful Kabbalat Shabbat.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday 5.30pm (Please Note New Time)
Shabbat Shacharit - Saturday 9.45am

On Shabbat morning,  we will be celebrating the Batmitzvah of Macy Tofler. We are looking forward to hearing Macy's leyning and Dvar Torah and wish her and her family a warm mazaltov. The kiddush will be hosted by Marilyn and Daniel Tofler in honour of their daughter's Batmitzvah.

We wish you a Shabbat Shalom and remind everyone to exercise caution and report any suspicious behaviour. There is a lot of concern about an increased security risk for Jewish organisations. You may have seen this bulletin issued by CSG. We are looking for volunteers to join Shira's security roster. If you are interested, please reply to this email.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Zohar Shiur

The wise Nathan Wolski is running a Zohar shiur every Wednesday 8-9.30pm.
Where: 15a Alston Grove, East St Kilda
Come along to learn about the wonders of Jewish mystical thought!

On Shabbat 27 June (next week), the community is invited to a panel titled, 'Moving Forward After the Royal Commission'.

Our community has been deeply affected by the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. Join us to reflect on the significance of these events, what we can learn from them, and how we can make our community a safer place for our children in the future. The speakers Danny Ben-Moshe, Rabbi Genende and Rinat Kedem will bring unique perspectives to the discussion which will be moderated by Annette Charak

For more information about the event and panellists: Click Here

Shira Rosters

Cholent Roster

We love cholent at Shira! If you wish to make a pot of delicious cholent, please click here for step by step instructions and to put your name on the roster.

Community Announcements

Hollywood and Hitler

Public Lecture: Professor Thomas Doherty
Monday 29 June, 7.30pm at Monash University (Caulfield Campus)

Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. This lecture will recount how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm?

Admission is free so no prior bookings are needed.

The BDS - A Real Threat to Israel?

Israeli Journalist Ben-Dror Yemini will speak Thursday 25 June at 8pm on the topic of BDS – A Real Threat to Israel? The program is sponsored by the JCCV, Zionist Council of Victoria and the Israeli Embassy. 

Booking is essential. Contact Julie at or 9272 5566. For more information: Click Here.

Posted on June 18, 2015 .