Monday 22 February 2021

St Kilda Shule Purim Festival

Thursday Lunch Club (TLC)

25 February, 11am on Zoom. Rabbi Ronnie Figdor will talk to Rabbi Avihai Rahimi of Iran's Jewish community on 'From the Shushan of Persia to the Tehran of today'. Rabbi Rahimi sits on Iran's Sanhedrin Rabbinical Court, working to solve conflict between Iran and Israel by highlighting their common religious values. He also heads organisations that help students, women and families and that guide Israeli rhetoric on campus.

Zoom: 231 792 0411 Passcode: stkilda

In Conversation - Gett refusal

Thursday 25 February, 7.45pm, in Shule. Co-hosted by Unchain My Heart (UMH). Purim eve, Taanit Esther, is internationally recognised as a day focused on freeing Agunot (chained women). Rabbi Glasman will have a frank and confronting conversation with UMH leaders about 'The impact of Gett refusal and how best to respond'. Panellists: Susie Ivany OAM, founder and former Chair UMH, President Jewish Care Vic; Yael Hersham, Chair UMH; Dr Ann Wollner, family lawyer, psychologist and committee member UMH.

Bookings essential: Trybooking:

Megillah readings

Thursday 25 February, 8.30pm; Friday 26 February at 6.45am service and at 5pm.

Family party

Friday 26 February, 5.30pm-6.45pm, Shule forecourt: BBQ, silent disco, GymBus and slime party, concluding with musical Kabbalat Shabbat led by chazan Brett Kaye on Shule steps. For COVID-reasons, bookings are essential and will be capped at the first 150 people ($10 per family).