All posts tagged Caulfield Hebrew Congregation

Like Mary, we can give the greatest gift of all

IT’S the greatest gift, it’s in every breath you take, in each moment you wake – it’s the gift of life. In these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are especially attuned to the preciousness of this present; the fabulous bestowal of this trembling heart, this wondrous, fragile cargo called life. Our prayers are saturated with a longing for life: “Remember us for life”, “Who will live, who will die?”, the bracha to the one who has “given us life, sustained us and brought us to this time” (Shehecheyanu).

‘A shared vision’ for CHC

CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation (CHC) has elected a new board, with longtime congregant David Mond as president, and his brother Barry Mond and Robert Weil, another stalwart, as vice-presidents.

Leading rabbi mourned

THE community is mourning Melbourne's Rabbi Sholem Gutnick, a senior Chabad rabbi, who passed away at 94 last week.

Same-sex marriage statement rocks rabbinate

A Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) member quit the body's executive and the president apologised within days of an RCV statement urging people to vote against same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey.

Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

‘Compass’ takes on conversion

ABC TV’s Compass will present ‘Ike’s Conversion’ this week, telling the story of 21-year-old Melbournian Ike Curtis, and his journey to Orthodox Judaism through the Melbourne Beth Din.

Sparks fly over gay rabbi’s event

PLANS for Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) to host the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi speaking about Jewish homosexuality have alarmed sections of the Orthodox community, with a threat of a demonstration outside the shule during this Friday night’s event.

Government announces community grants

CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation (CHC) received a $250,000 cheque from the Victorian State Government at their Yom Ha’atzmaut breakfast before 400 attendees at The Palladium at Crown on Sunday.

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Judge and Jewry

JEWISH law professionals and Victorian MPs gathered at East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation last week to welcome the 2017 Legal Year in words and song.

Shabbat Project spirit shines

The Melbourne and Sydney Jewish communities are getting into the Shabbat Project spirit, with lots of events in store on November 11 and 12.