Tuesday 31 March 2020

Kosher Australia Pesach Update


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added a number of products to the Pesach list for this year. Please see the links below for all updates to the Pesach Guide 2020.

Updates to Pesach Guide 2020
Attached below is a list of products which have been added to the Pesach Guide 2020 since publication. All information is up to date as of 31/03/2020.
Click here to access the updates to the Pesach Guide or follow the link below:

Pesach Guide 2020
Please see an online version of the Pesach Guide 2020 in PDF format below. Keep in mind that this is the initial publication and does not include the changes listed above.

Caulfield North - Front Porch
296 Orrrong Road (Cnr Inkerman)
Caulfield North VIC 3161
Kosher Kingdom Food Market
482B Glen Huntly Rd
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Kraus Foods
62 Glen Eira Rd
Elsternwick ViC 3185
St Kilda East - Front Porch
25 Empress Road
St Kilda East VIC 3183

Sale of Chometz
If you would like to sell your Chometz, please click the attached image which will direct you to an online Sale of Chometz form to be filled out.

Alternatively, click the link below:


Mazaltov! Baby BOY! Weyl (Kramer)



Chavi and Emmanuel Weyl
(nee Kramer)

are thrilled to announce the arrival of

A Baby BOY

in Israel

Mazaltov to the Grandparents
Rochy and Yirmi Kramer
Joelle and Jean Phillipe Weyl 

Generated using www.bit.ly/birthnotice

RCV statement re Pesach Guidelines

Caulfield Shule's Shiurim for Wednesday 1st April

Special Pesach themed Shiurim on Zoom……….

Special service to bring smiles back to your ladies

Special service to bring smiles back to you ladies.

Life is to busy and full of Corona in the air to remember those kind of things... 
It's a reminder regarding your jewellery cleaning, polishing & Rhodium plating for Pesach.
You can drop off your jewellery Monday to Thursday 4.30 - 6.00pm. at 38 Glen Eira Rd. Ripponlea
Unfortunately, due the visit of Mr. Corona, I can't have more than 2 customers at the same time, so you might have to wait a bit. All pieces that are received by Thursday the 2nd. of April, Will be ready before Pesach!!! 

Lichtenstein's updated order form and veggies

Lichtenstein's BODAK VEGGIES for Pesach (KA)

Available from JJ Fruits

Call: 9523 9538

Or SMS 0412 320 740

Checked Ice berg


Checked COS lettuce


Checked shredded red/ white cabbage


Checked spinach


Support our kosher establishments

Golds is open for business

Golds IS OPEN for business.
When coming into Golds we respectfully request that you wash your hands before wandering around our store.

Free local delivery on orders over $100.00
Email orders – info@golds.com.au
Phone orders – 95278775
SMS or WhatsApp queries 0439302793 or 0414878226
You can view much of our Pesach stock at www.golds.com.au
Check that you have everything for Yom Tov.
Haggadot - Seder Plate  - Kiddush Cups  - Matza Box/Tray - Afikomen bag - Afikomen gifts - Bedikas Chometz set - Machzor/Siddur - Shabbos/Yohrtzeit/Havdala Candles - Hot Plate/Shabbos Urn/Shabbos Lamp - Kippot, Tzitzit  - Toys and Games for the Children - Reading Material


Monday 30 March 2020

Pesach car Cleaning

This year we will be offering pre Pesach car cleaning and sanitization service. 
We would love to offer our services to the community to help with both Pesach and the coronavirus outbreak

RCANZ - Joint Rabbinic Statement on Coronavirus


Kvod Horabonim,

The following is a joint statement of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria and the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales. Please feel free to disseminate it to your congregations.

During these challenging times and having regard to the most recent announcement of the Prime Minister dated 29/03/2020 we wish to reiterate a number of core priorities and to reinforce the Halachic mandate of these priorities:

1) Continue to strictly adhere to the health guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Prime Minister including social distancing (no minyanim indoors or outdoors, avoid gathering of more than two people, stay home except to shop for essentials, medical purposes, exercise, work or education if these cannot be done remotely) and continuing to wash one's hands regularly.

2) Help others who are struggling financially, physically, emotionally or psychologically. This can be achieved by reaching out to those who need emotional support or contributing money to any of the fundraising initiatives, free loans, food drives and essential product collections which have been established across the community such as the Jewish Care hotline and others. Try to support Kosher eateries via their delivery or take away facilities. Should members of the community seek guidance as to which initiatives have been established please contact your local rabbi or other communal leader.

3) Commit to an extra mitzvah or increased prayer and be particularly vigilant to engender a stronger sense of Ahavat Yisrael within the community.

Should you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me directly at rabbiglasman@gmail.com.

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman
President - RCANZ

Haymisha Bakery Open


(Deliveries available upon request )
Orders must be in by 8.00pm the day before
Over $50 free delivery 
Under $50 there will be a $7 charge per delivery 

Lichtenstein pre-Pesach orders

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Yeshivas Mir needs assistance

I, R' Avram Yeshaya Perkowitz of Yeshivas Mir need assistance in supporting Bochurim who are in need of meals on Shabbes and Yom Tov as well as before Pesach.

If you are able to support him in his vital work, please make a tax free donation through www.chai.org.au

Click on Donate 
select Other
Donate to R AY Perkowitz.

In Appreciation 
R AY Perkowitz

Pesach wine by Livni Winery

Pesach wine by Livni Winery - Israels hidden secret boutique winery.
Livni Yalta Reed Pipe (blend) $25
Livni Shani (Shiraz) $35
Free delivery in metro Melbourne
Call Chezki: 0433797849

Matza Shmura (Gurewicz)

Is now available from S Gurewicz 0408952583 samuelg1@optusnet.com.au
Kfar Chabad  $57 per Kg, $26 per pound
Badatz $27 per pound
Landau extra thin $32 per pound
Komemiyus $78 per Kg
Komemiyus Rechaim shel yad $88 per kg
Box of 3 matza $12.50
Box of 1 Matza $5



Dor l'Dor Autumn 2020 Edition

Dor l'Dor Autumn 2020 Edition


Need a break from cleaning, kashering and cooking for Pesach? Relax and check out the Autumn 2020 edition of Dor l'Dor, the online magazine with an Ozzie and Orthodox sensibility, featuring reflections and insights about topics ranging from the festival of freedom to parenthood, memories and more. Included is an archive of our previous editions. The link is https://dorldor.wordpress.com

WIZO Virtual Event for kids

WIZO Victoria is excited to launch this FREE online art competition open to all kids and teens:


Each artwork is only limited by your imagination.

Encourage your kids and teens to think about what makes them happy and how they can make others happy.

WIZO is one of the biggest welfare organisations in Israel, who cares for the women, children and the elderly.

Without your continued support, our 9 vital projects in Israel would not survive.

Now, more than ever before, we need to stay positive and engage our children in how to be happy and how to make others happy too.

There are 4 different age groups:

•          Prep - Grade 1
•          Grade 2 - 3
•          Grade 4 – 6

•          Year 7 - 10

Each person is able to submit a maximum of 3 individual artworks. Each artwork must fit within a different art form eg. drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, even baking.

Closing date: 20th April by 5pm

Winners will be notified individually and announced on social media by the end of April.

Make sure you like and follow WIZO Kids and WIZO Teens social media to look out for your kids' and teens' artwork and important updates.

We can't wait to see your artwork. For more information please contact programs@wizovic.org

RENTAL: Flat in East St Kilda

Modern bright & sunny two bedroom, air conditioned apartment in the heart of East St Kilda ,
off street parking space
close to all Shules & the Famous Carlisle shopping street
now available for rent
Owner is willing to reduce monthly rent by $300 per month for the first 3 months
Please call 0401039845

MEDIA RELEASE - COSV Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria

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St Kilda Shule events

1. TONIGHT - weekly Kabalah Shiur

2. Shacharit at St Kilda Shule 7:45am Sun-Fri

3. Tomorrow night's fortnightly Tuesday Talmud for Everyone shiur 7:30pm-8:30pm

4. Brett Kaye's Wednesday morning Parashah shiur with song

5. Brett Kaye'sSaturday night Havdalah after Shabbat goes out

RCV statement re Covid-19 situation

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Sunday 29 March 2020

Oneg open

57 Kooyong Rd, Nth Caulfield

Unity Torah

We may be separated in body but let us unite together in spirit by dedicating a Sefer Torah for the whole community!

Join the unity Torah scroll! To purchase a letter, word, Posuk, Amud, Perek, or Parsha please click visit charidy.com/unitytorah!

The only way to face this global challenge is to face it together!

We must do this physically and spiritually. 

Physically, we urge everyone to continue to heed strictly to the health guidelines of the Government and medical experts. 

Spiritually, Jews throughout the ages have responded to crisis by strengthening our spiritual connection to G-d and to each other. 

By dedicating a letter in the Torah for yourself, your children or in memory of a loved one you join thousands of other Jews across the country - bound by the same Torah scroll and united in faith and love for each other!

Why dedicate a letter in the unity Torah scroll?

In the times of the Baal Shemtov there was a terrible outbreak of a dreadful virus in Mezibush. Men, women and children were falling ill to this rampant disease. It reached the point that there was not a single household that did not have within in it at least one ill family member.

Out of desperation, the community leaders turned to the Baal Shem Tov and asked him to pray on behalf of the community that the plague vanish from their midst.

The Baal Shem Tov responded that the annulment of the decree was not something that he could influence. Rather, it was in the community's hands. The Baal Shem Tov explained that the solution to their growing problem was that the entire community participate in the creation of a new Torah. 

The people gathered, took upon themselves to do just that and the Baal Shemtov instructed his Sofer (Scribe) to begin writing this Unity Torah. And, amazingly, as the Torah was written, the community began to heal. 

This Sefer Torah was referred to as the 'Miracle Sefer Torah.'

In these uncertain times, times of social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever to stand together and be united.

Let us harness the Χ›Χ— Χ”Χ‘Χ’Χœ שם-Χ˜Χ•Χ‘!

In light of the recent virus sweeping through Australia, New Zealand and around the world, the community Rabbis have encouraged everyone to take part in this initiative in dedicating an Australian NZ unity Sefer Torah which will be loaned for free to any Shule that needs it. To purchase a letter, word, Posuk, Amud, Perek, or Parsha please visit charidy.com/unitytorah!

Our incredible community and country is hurting and many of our neighbours are in need - let's help them. We must spring to action.

You too can be a part of this community effort!

This project is supported by Rabbinical Council of Victoria, the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales and the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand. & Chabad HQ 

Hand sanitisers for sale today!!!

Hand sanitisers for sale today!!!
Limited stock. 
Sunday 29 March 2020  
5:00pm - 6:00pm. 
10 Marlborough Street, North Caulfield

Kashering Service Update

*Kollel Menachem Pesach Kashering Update*

We regret to advise the community that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Kollel Menachem will not be running our annual Pesach Kashering service this year.

We will be sending out easy-to-follow instructions and videos on how to Kasher Keilim at home, together with a list of Rabbonim and contact numbers for questions and guidance.

Otherwise this year you may consider buying some Keilim to use and/or using plastic table-ware.

If you have any queries, please contact  0422455565 or email us kollel@yeshivahcentre.org

May we merit the immediate redemption and be able to celebrate Pesach in Yerushalaim in good health and with our loved ones, with the coming of Moshiach.

Hopscotch Shoes

Pesach is almost here!
Do you have your kids feet covered?!

Hopscotch shoes is thrilled to announce that our Autumn/Winter collection has just arrived from Spain.

Toddlers, boys and girls dress shoes size 19-39 are all available online at www.hopscotchaustralia.com.au 

Measurements are included on all shoes to assist in choosing the right size.

Free delivery until Pesach in St Kilda, Caulfield and Elsternwick areas.

Foe more details contact Ayala on 0450 157 233

Saturday 28 March 2020

Pesach utensils kashering, Sunday

Do you need your utensils kashered for Pesach?
Bring them 10am-12pm this Sunday morning
to 53 Ercildoune Street Nth Caulfield
Or another time by appointment
*Make sure your utensils are absolutely pristine clean with no oil or food buildup at all anywhere, especially underneath.
Kol tuv
Rabbi Pesach Steinberg
Tel & WhatsApp: 0413055718

N.B. Please respect social distancing guidelines if other people are in attendance 

Yeshiva: Mechirat Chametz

As per last year, we are delighted to once again offer the convenience to perform the Mitzvah of Mechiras Chometz online.The form must be filled in before 9:00am Wednesday 8th April 2020. The designated chometz should not be touched after 11:30am that day.The chometz will be permitted for use once again after 7:00pm on Thursday night 16th April 2020. For further details and to sell your Chometz please click here. < https://tinyurl.com/civlmechiraschometz2020>

Feel free to forward the form link to friends and family.

Wishing you a Kosher & Freilachen Pesach! 


Yeshivah Centre Administration


William Klein #StaySafe Initiative
Hand Sanitiser, Masks, Gloves and more essentials to follow. 
Free Shipping Australia Wide - Now and Always
Community Discount Code: staysafe

Jewish Care: Now More than Ever

Please take a moment today to give the 2020 Annual Appeal. To donate, call 1800 539 474 or visit www.jewishcare.org.au/2020appeal

Friday 27 March 2020

Jewish Care: Now More than Ever

Banner paper products updated order form

Shabbos Tzetl: Vayikra

6:05pm - early candle lighting
7:03pm - Candle Lighting, Friday.
7:58pm - Havdalah, Saturday.
These times are for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Eruv Status: KOSHER
Shabbat Shalom! 

The Yeshivah Shule Tzetel will continue to be issued with the times we have all become accustomed to setting our schedules to. Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Parshas Vayikra

G‑d calls to Moses from the Tent of Meeting, and communicates to him the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings brought in the Sanctuary. These include:

• The "ascending offering" (olah) that is wholly raised to G‑d by the fire atop the altar;

• Five varieties of "meal offering" (minchah) prepared with fine flour, olive oil and frankincense;

• The "peace offering" (shelamim), whose meat was eaten by the one bringing the offering, after parts are burned on the altar and parts are given to the kohanim (priests);

• The different types of "sin offering" (chatat) brought to atone for transgressions committed erroneously by the high priest, the entire community, the king or the ordinary Jew;

• The "guilt offering" (asham) brought by one who has misappropriated property of the Sanctuary, who is in doubt as to whether he transgressed a divine prohibition, or who has committed a "betrayal against G‑d" by swearing falsely to defraud a fellow man.

Isaiah 43:21-44:23.

This week's haftorah starts with a rebuke to the Israelites for abandoning the Temple's sacrificial service. Sacrifices are the dominant topic of the week's Torah reading, too.

The prophet Isaiah rebukes the Israelites for turning away from G‑d and refraining from offering sacrifices, turning to idolatry instead. G‑d exhorts the people to return to Him, promising to forgive their transgressions, as is His wont.

The prophet then mentions the futility of serving empty idols which may be crafted by artisans but "neither see nor hear nor do they know…" The haftorah concludes with G‑d's enjoinder to always remember Him and to return to Him.


Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1)

Said Rav Assi: Why do young children begin [the study of Torah] with the book of Leviticus, and not with Genesis? Surely it is because young children are pure, and the korbanot are pure; so let the pure come and engage in the study of the pure.

(Midrash Rabbah)



    Submission to Emmanuel's? See here

    Link to Wed shiur R. Glasman

    COVID-19 Update from Chaya Moushka Mikvah

    Please click here or see below to view an update from The Chaya Moushka Women's Mikvah in relation to COVID19.

    Solly's is open!

    Solly's Online Grocery is open!

    Shop now for Pesach (Local Melbourne delivery)

    Non Pesach orders are open for Australia wide delivery.


    Combined Shules' Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom

    Spud Sisters - 2020 Passover Farm Fresh Goodies

    Spud Sisters - Farm Fresh 
    Potatoes, Onions and Carrots

    We home deliver for convenience and our current varieties and prices are as follows :-

    Maris Piper - the driest of our potatoes, excellent for Kugel, baking, frying, roasting and gnocchi (white skin and flesh)

    Russett - a lovely dry potato great for kugel, wedges and frying 

    Sebago - all purpose potato, makes lovely fluffy mash, roasts well and also good for Kugel (white skin and flesh) 

    Otway Red - a lovely mashing and oven  potato, (red skin and white flesh) 
    - only available UNWASHED

    Nicolas - a beautiful potato with yellow flesh, excellent for boiling/salad and roasting

    Kipfler (seconds) - a gourmet potato great for salad and roasting   


    POTATOES - Washed
    20kg bag $53
    15kg bag $42
    10kg bag $30
    5kg bag   $17

    POTATOES - Unwashed
    20kg bag $50
    15kg bag $40
    10kg bag $28
    5kg bag   $15

    Kept cool and dark, the potatoes will store for up to 6 weeks

    20kg bag - $45
    15kg bag - $36
    10kg bag - $26
    5kg bag - $15

    $4.00 per bunch

    Kerri and Catherine
    Spud Sisters
    Mobile: 0421 478 993
    Ph: 9503 4783

    Pesach utensils kashering, Sunday

    Do you need your utensils kashered for Pesach?
    Bring them 10am-12pm this Sunday morning
    to 53 Ercildoune Street Nth Caulfield
    Or another time by appointment
    *Make sure your utensils are absolutely pristine clean with no oil or food buildup at all anywhere.
    Kol tuv
    Rabbi Pesach Steinberg
    Tel & WhatsApp: 0413055718

    Yeshivah Shule Tzetel Parshas Vayikra 5780

    The Yeshivah Shule Tzetel will continue to be issued with the times we have all become accustomed to setting our schedules to. Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Parshas Vayikra.

    This week we are including a webpage which will have PDFs of the Publications previously distributed in Shule each Shabbos.

    Weekly Publications - https://community.yeshivahcentre.org/topic.php?lid=80  

    Regular Publications will I"YH include

    •  Lamplighter
    •  Torah Studies
    •  Kollel Menachem Chiddush
    •  The Weekly Farbrengen
    •  Zichron Yaakov
    •  Here's my Story
    •  Business Halacha Weekly
    •  Maamarim & Likkutei Sichos
    •  Torah Wellsprings
    •  Likras Shabbos
    •  Sichas Hashavuah

    Wishing you a good Shabbos!


    Yeshivah Shule


    Thursday 26 March 2020

    Combined Shules' Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom

    New Haggadah Just Arrived!!

    NEW Haggadah for the Curious Vol. 2 just out! Make your Seder COME ALIVE with all new challenges, questions, and riddles that will involve everyone around the table! Perfect for gifts as well. Limited copies in town. Reserve your copy by sms 0401567358. Will deliver to your doorstep. Cost $35 only. Rabbi A. Levin

    Australian Jewish Community Virtual Gathering

    Please join the Australian Jewish community
    on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm
    as we come together virtually
    for a night of Prayer, Hope & Song

    Please click here to join: https://bit.ly/3doxcw1

    CSG Task force Corona Update

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    - Health tips
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    Haymisha Bakery, home delivery

    Due to Covid19 situation 
    Haymisha Bakery is offering a home delivery service on Friday to comply with social distancing .
    (Only 5 ppl will be allowed in store at a time )
    Please make sure confirmation is recieved 
    Orders over $50 will be free delivery 
    Orders under $50 will be charged a $7 delivery fee -
    This applies to local deliveries 
    Deliveries out of the area will incur extra delivery charge 

    (Weekdays deliveries available as well)

    Kraus shopping

    Dear customers,

    Attached is a link to our product list. 

    It's simple, 

    Please email orders to info@krausfoods.com.au and fill out the order form.

    Please provide the following details with your order:
    1. NAME

    We will then call you for confirmation and payment upon the completion of your order. 

    For those in isolation we will deliver via courier at a flat rate fee of $7.00
    For all other orders we will arrange a drive through time to collect your order from the store and we will be happy to take it to your car. 
    Please understand there may be products we have left off so please include anything additional on your email. 
    Thank you for your patience and we will contact you as soon as possible.
    We are also still open under the government guidelines of social distancing and limited customers.