What’s on around the J-Com: Melbourne – The Australian Jewish News

Posted By on May 4, 2020

MONDAY, MAY 4

Access Inc online programs: Access Inc is excited to launch a new suite of programs developed in response to the current COVID-19 situation,Access Online. For the first time Access is also welcoming participants from across Australia not just Melbourne! These virtual programs are different to Access regular physical programming, however, they retain a link to our regular learning streams and are intended to provide participants with low intensity skill development, social connection and purposeful engagement. For more information, visit: http://www.accessinc.org.au/courses

Morning minyan: Kehilat Nitzan is hosting a morning minyan from Monday to Friday with Emanuel Synagogue. 8am. To join: https://zoom.us/j/702546413

Daily minyanim: Central Shule Chabad is hosting daily minyanim on Zoom. Shacharit 8am/Maariv 5.25pm. Meeting ID: 590-584-121

TUESDAY, MAY 5

Ethics of the Fathers: Central Shule Chabad is hosting Zoom Torah classes at 7.30pm Tuesdays. Meeting ID 2982741250

Lunch & learn: Rabbi Kim Ettlinger is hosting Temple Beth Israel (TBI)s lunch & learn from 12-1pm. To join: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

Discussion: Courage to Care is hosting Alpha Cheng, speaking on Being an Upstander in the Time of COVID-19, discussing the ugly and violent racist attacks against people of Chinese and Asian descent being scapegoated for the COVID-19 pandemic, to help us develop individual strategies to stand in solidarity with our fellow Australians. Alpha Cheng is a teacher, Churchill Fellow, Young Australian of the Year nominee, adviser to the Department of the Prime Minister, humanitarian and Courage to Care ambassador. 3pm. To join the discussion click the Zoom link by 3pm, May 6: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86995262563 Meeting ID: 869 9526 2563

Parasha Zoom: Caulfield Shules Rabbi Ralph Genende hosts a contemporary exploration of the weekly Torah reading. 9-10am. To join: https://zoom.us/j/4896145327 Meeting ID: 489 614 5327.

Lunch & learn: Rabbi Gersh Lazarow is hosting TBIs lunch & learn from 12-1pm. To join: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye

Torah Texts for Troubled Times: Rabbi Ralph Genende draws on texts as diverse as the Book of Psalms and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks latest book as a springboard for discussion of the pressing issues of our perplexing corona age. For texts, contact rgenende@caulfieldshule.com.au. 7-8pm. To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4896145327

Parashat Hashavua: Kehilat Nitzan together with Emanuel Synagogue host a contemporary look at our ancient texts. Delve into the weekly portion looking at difficult passages, inspiring texts and stories that you think you know to cast new light on the stories essential to our identity. 8.15pm every Wednesday. No prior experience necessary. To join: https://zoom.us/j/93124176951

THURSDAY, MAY 7

A Journey through Jewish Philosophy: Caulfield Shule is hosting David Solomon, delivering a fascinating series that will outline, explore and explain the major developments of Jewish philosophy, including the works and ideas of Philo, Saadia Gaon, the Rambam, Yosef Albo, Franz Rosenzweig, Rav Soloveitchik, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and many others. David not only clarifies these great thinkers, but also puts them in their historical context and assesses their impact on todays Jewish thought. 12.30pm. Bookings essential, Zoom password provided on booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BJMGJ

Musical lunch & learn: TBIs cantor Michel Laloum is hosting a musical lunch & learn from 12-1pm. To join: meet.google.com/ffh-twjy-yjs

Three Steps to Start Preserving Your Family Archives: Presented by Dr Anna Hirsch, Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) senior archivist, and hosted by Jennifer Levitt Maxwell, JHC education engagement manager. Do you have a collection of family artefacts, and are wondering how to best look after them? This free introductory session will guide you with straightforward advice on how to begin preserving and documenting your personal collection of historical items. 7.30pm. Bookings/enquiries: https://www.trybooking.com/BJLJX. You will receive the Zoom meeting invitation via email, upon booking.

Parasha for retirees: Central Shule Chabad is hosting Torah classes on Zoom. 11am Thursdays. Meeting ID882-8880-0473

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Bubs & Bagels: Join the TBI community for a unique experience of play, music and engaging interactions designed specifically for grandparents, parents and guardians with children aged 0-2 years, and their siblings. 10.30am. To join: https://www.facebook.com/tbimelbourne/

Kehilat Nitzan Shabbat service: Musical Shabbat service with Moshe Perl and Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff. 4pm. To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/944784251

TBI Shabbat: TBI is running its services on a Friday and Saturday, as well as daily minyans Saturday through Thursdays at 6.15pm. https://www.facebook.com/tbimelbourne/

Central Connections: Central Shule Chabad hosts its Erev Shabbat service at 4.15pm. Meeting ID298-274-1250

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Parashat hashavua: TBI is hosting a weekly Torah study at 9am. To join: https://meet.google.com/uss-wbzh-viy

SUNDAY, MAY 10

Health Care, Human Rights and Israeli Democracy During COVID-19: NIF is hosting executive director of Physicians for Human Rights in Israel (PHRI), Ran Goldstein, speaking about the impact of COVID-19 in Israel and how this pandemic is impacting the refugees, people seeking asylum and undocumented workers, as well as Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza. He will share the important work PHRI is doing with vulnerable populations in these difficult times. An NIF grantee and leading human rights organisation, each year PHRI provides more than 20,000 people with medical care or assistance in accessing the right to health. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about whats happening on the ground and the future prognosis for those impacted. 7.30pm. Register for all NIF events on Zoom via: https://www.nif.org.au/events_and_more

Sunday morning minyan: Every Sunday morning, Kehilat Nitzan is hosting a minyan together with Emanuel Synagogue. 9am. To join: https://zoom.us/j/306800789

Central Connections: Central Shule Chabad hosts Central Connections at 8.30am. Meeting ID298-274-1250

TUESDAY, MAY 12

From the Vault: JHC lecture series: Unlock past lectures held at the JHC from over a decade ago, and watch these in the comfort of your home. The first lecture dates back to 2007: Do Holocaust Museums Have a Future? by the Hebrew Universitys Professor Yehuda Bauer. On registration, you will receive a password to unlock the first lecture. A new lecture will be released each fortnight, and you will receive email notification. Remember to register for the lecture that interests you. 7.30pm. Bookings/enquiries: https://www.trybooking.com/BJMWA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Torah Texts for Troubled Times: Rabbi Ralph Genende draws on texts as diverse as the Book of Psalms and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks latest book as a springboard for discussion of the pressing issues of our perplexing corona age. This week with guest lecturer James Kennard. For texts, contact rgenende@caulfieldshule.com.au. 7-8pm. To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4896145327

THURSDAY, MAY 14

The Triumphs and Tragedies of Israeli Politics: The Jewish Museum of Australia is hosting a Zoom event with Australian oleh and Jerusalem-based journalist Ittay Flescher, delivering an insiders glimpse into the last years three Israeli elections, then allowing participants to break out and debate key questions. 7.30-9pm. Cost: $25/$28. Enquiries/tickets: http://www.jewishmuseum.com.au/events/the-triumphs-tragedies-of-israeli-politics-during-covid-19. Flescher is the education director of Kids4Peace, and interfaith movement for Israelis and Palestinians, and Jerusalem correspondent for Plus61J Media.

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