The Western Wall, the holiest site for the Jewish people, is run as an ultra-Orthodox synagogue. The Israeli Government decision to create an egalitarian prayer plaza was frozen before taking any steps towards its implementation. Reinstating the Western Wall Agreement will demonstrate that the State of Israel recognises that there is more than one way to be Jewish. CLICK HERE to stay informed via the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and CLICK HERE to watch a YouTube video about implementing the Kotel Agreement.
The Australian Jewish News published an article written by senior journalist Peter Kohn on 3 December 2021, "New ideas for UPJ", detailing innovative ideas that were presented by UPJ Vice-President Dorothy Graff OAM, UPJ Executive Committee member Danny Hochberg (pictured right), Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth (Emanuel Synagogue, pictured left), UPJ Vice-President, UPJ Co-President David Knoll AM and ARZA President Helen Shardey OAM at the UPJ Roundtable held on 25 November. CLICK HERE to read the article. #TheAustralianJewishNews
The Australian Jewish News published an article titled "Hate, Chanukah and freedoms", which quoted UPJ Co-President David Knoll's statement at the UPJ AGM on 25 November: "Fighting antisemitism and standing up for Israel are two sides of the same coin.". CLICK HERE to read the article. #TheAustralianJewishNews
The UPJ Annual Report, featuring messages from UPJ leadership and news about congregations through Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has been published. CLICK HERE to view/download the report, and CLICK HERE to view the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2021.
The CCAR Press has generously provided a flip-book version of our region's siddur, Mishkan T'filah: World Union Edition (click here to open the flip book).
|Congregation||Friday evening service||Shabbat morning service & Havdalah||Link to join service|
Shabbat Live: 6.15pm
Service information and times are available at: www.emanuel.org.au/services
|Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue||Saturday 18 March: Shabbat service with Rabbi Allison Conyer at 10.00am - guest speaker: Tal Spinard (In person OR Zoom)||
Saturday: Zoom and face to face: https://zoom.us/j/709601912
|Leo Baeck Centre||10.00am via Zoom, followed by Virtual Kiddush and chat||Service information and times available at: www.lbc.org.au
|North Shore Temple Emanuel||6.30pm||10.00am||All services are live streamed through this link:
|Sunshine Coast Jewish Community||
From 5.30pm; Kiddush at 6.00pm
Shabbat by the sea at Mooloolaba Beach; bring challah, candles and wine, and dinner (or get takeaway nearby).
|Temple Beth Israel||
Kabbalat Shabbat service Fridays at 6.15pm at TBI and online
Shabbat Shacharit service Saturdays at 10.00am in person at TBI and online
Kabbalat Shabbat service, in person and online: www.tbi.org.au/live
Shacharit Shabbat Service in person at TBI and online: www.tbi.org.au/live
Note: For regular services, registration is not required. However, from time to time, we may ask for registration for significant services and events to assist in the planning and preparations. Our services will still be available online for those who wish to watch virtually. More information regarding restrictions and in-person services can be found at tbi.org.au/reopening/
|Temple David||6.30pm||10.30am||CLICK HERE for Erev Shabbat services
CLICK HERE for Shabbat Morning services
|Temple Sinai||6.00pm||10.30am||Friday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/449969960
|United Hebrew Congregation
|6.30pm Singapore time||Click on this link|
|United Jewish Congregation
Weekdays Monday to Friday at 8am: https://zoom.us/j/702546413
Musical minyan Sundays at 9am: https://zoom.us/j/306800789
PJV (Progressive Judaism Victoria)
Torah Study on Saturdays at 9.00am led by clergy and community leaders from each PJV congregation. Log on via Zoom
WEEKLY PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Clergy Thoughts for the Day: https://www.emanuel.org.au/thoughts(https://zoom.us/j/94590645619)
Parashat Hashavua every week on Wednesdays at 8.15pm (https://zoom.us/j/93124176951)
Conversations about Israel with Jeffrey Rabbi Kamins on Mondays at 10.00-11.30am; https://zoom.us/j/631843337
Shabbat Tot online for 2-5-year-olds, first Friday of each month from 4.30-5.00pm (click here for Zoom, Meeting ID: 897 4684 3715, Password 467609)
Speakeasy with Jeffrey Rabbi Kamins on Tuesdays at 5.00pm; come on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation (https://zoom.us/j/94346997043)
Pre-Shabbat Shmooze with Reverend Sam Zwarenstein on Fridays at 10.00am; come on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation (https://zoom.us/j/94590645619)
Hebrew classes and events are also available online. Please visit www.emanuel.org.au for more information.
Parashat Hashavua (Weekly Torah Study) each Wednesday at 8.15pm with Rabbi Kaiserblueth (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93124176951)
Thursday Night in the Circle, on the 2nd and 45h Thursday of each month from 7.15pm with Cantor George Mordecai to discuss theology, ethics and learn some very deep Torah: https://zoom.us/j/205614635
Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue
B'nei Mitzvah Weekly Classes: Thursdays 4.00-6.00pm
Beit Sefer Chayim religion school: Thursdays 4.00-6.00pm
Tickets on sale now: Women's Seder on Sunday 26 March at 6.00pm. 4 Stages of Women: Girl, Maiden, Mother, Crone" Breaking the boundaries that have defined us. Members: $55; Non-Members: $65. Book: https://www.trybooking.com/CFODO. Bookings close 11.59pm 22 March.
Tal Spinard Presentation: Sunday 23 April at 7.30pm.
North Shore Temple Emanuel
Introduction to Judaism classes are available year round in person, or hybrid on Zoom for those who live at a distance from the synagogue. Classes cover a range of topics at an introductory level, including Jewish values, holidays, sacred texts, life cycle rituals, theology, history, movements, Israel, and more.
Phosphorescence! A monthly Rosh Chodesh Conversation on what sparks you - meets on or near the beginning of each new Hebrew month, welcoming all genders, for a discussion about what glows and grows the soul.
Temple Beth Israel
Parashat Hashavua (Torah Study), Saturdays at 9.00am: www.tbi.org.au/live
Beit Sefer Chayim (Prep - Yr 5 who are not at a Jewish day school); for more information and to enrol, click here.
Weekly Sunday programs:
Juniors (Years 3-6): 2.00-2.45pm (https://zoom.us/j/96103582424)
Seniors (Years 7+): 2.45-3.30pm (https://zoom.us/j/96103582424)
A lively musical prayer experience, led by Netzer bogrim, held on the first Friday of each month at 5.30pm