Sunday 31 March 2024

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Saturday 30 March 2024

Pesach kashering

Shell sale Sunday

Pesach stock just landed at the SHELL STATION.

 All sizes of full shells, sleeveless shells, crops, girls and little boy shells. 
Also limited stunning new ribbed girls/ teen black shells.

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Friday 29 March 2024

Shabbos Tzetl: Tzav, Parah

6:08pm - Early candle lighting
7:00pm - Candle Lighting, Friday
7:55pm - Havdalah, Saturday
(Melbourne Australia)
Eruv Status: KOSHER
Good Shabbos!

The Torah reading of Parah (Numbers 19) is added to the weekly reading. Parah details the laws of the "Red Heifer" and the process by which a person rendered ritually impure by contact with a dead body was purified.

(When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, every Jew had to be in a state of ritual purity in time for the bringing of the Passover offering in the Temple. Today, though we're unable to fulfill the Temple-related rituals in practice, we fulfill them spiritually by studying their laws in the Torah. Thus, we study and read the section of Parah in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover.)

Leviticus 6:1–8:36
The name of the Parshah, "Tzav," means "command" and it is found in Leviticus 6:2.

G‑d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim ("priests") who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the wholly consumed ascending offering; veins of fat from the peace, sin and guilt offerings; and the "handful" separated from the meal offering.

The kohanim eat the meat of the sin and guilt offerings, and the remainder of the meal offering. The peace offering is eaten by the one who brought it, except for specified portions given to the kohen. The holy meat of the offerings must be eaten by ritually pure persons, in their designated holy place and within their specified time.

Aaron and his sons remain within the Sanctuary compound for seven days, during which Moses initiates them into the priesthood.

Numbers 19
In preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover, when every Jew had to be in a state of ritual purity, the section of Parah (Numbers 19) is added to the weekly reading this week. Parah relates the laws of the Red Heifer with which a person contaminated by contact with a dead body was purified.

Ezekiel 36:16-36.

This week's special haftorah mentions the "purifying waters" that G‑d will sprinkle upon us with the coming of Moshiach. This follows the theme of this week's additional Torah reading — the purifying qualities of the "Red Heifer."

The prophet Ezekiel transmits G‑d's message: The Israelites have defiled the Holy Land with their idol-worship and immoral ways. As a result, they will be sent into exile. "And they came to the nations where they came, and they profaned My Holy Name, inasmuch as it was said of them, 'These are the people of G‑d, and they have come out of His land.'" So G‑d will take them out of their exile — but not by virtue of the Israelites' merits: "Not for your sake do I do this, O house of Israel, but for My Holy Name, which you have profaned among the nations."

G‑d will bring the Israelites back to the Holy Land and purify them with the waters of the Red Heifer. The people will feel ashamed of their actions, and after they will have undergone the process of purification and repentance, G‑d will rebuild the country and bestow upon it prosperity and bounty.

"I will resettle the cities, and the ruins shall be built up. And the desolate land shall be worked, instead of its lying desolate in the sight of all that pass by. And they shall say, 'This land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Eden, and the cities that were destroyed and desolate and pulled down have become settled as fortified [cities].'"


The clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean person... and he shall be clean at evening... [But] he that sprinkles the water of sprinkling... shall be unclean (19:19-21)

All who are involved in the preparation of the Heifer from beginning to the end, become impure, but the Heifer itself purifies the impure! But G‑d says: I have made a chok, decreed a decree, and you may not transgress My decrees.

(Midrash Tanchuma)

The fact that the ashes of the Heifer "purify the contaminated and contaminate the pure" carries an important lesson to us in our daily lives: If your fellow has been infected by impurity and corruption, do not hesitate to get involved and do everything within your power to rehabilitate him. If you are concerned that you may became tainted by your contact with him, remember that the Torah commands the Kohen to purify his fellow Jew, even though his own level of purity will be diminished in the process.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)


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Thursday 28 March 2024

Invitation – Weekly Women’s Zoom Shiur



You are invited to join our interactive women's study group exploring foundations of Judaism.

This week, we will be exploring *'Insights into Pesach- Part 1'*

When: Sunday 31st of March 2024

Time: 6pm-7pm

Speaker: Zipporah Oliver O.A.M.

In memory of Mrs Raizl Cylich OBM

Please join on Zoom: Meeting ID: 892 0846 8031

Passcode: 613770

Enquiries: 0438-345-770

I look forward to seeing you then!

Warmest regards,


Shmura Matzah

Mazal Tov! Engagement: Lipsker - Wolf



On the engagment of

Chayala Lipsker



Nochie Wolf

Mazal tov to the Parents

Dovi & Leah Wolf
Rabbi Zalman & Chani Lipsker

Mazal tov to the Grandparents
Don & Debbie Wolf
Etty Refson
Rivkah Shur
        Rabbi Sholom Ber & Chani Lipskar         

Manchester MegaMart - Preparing for Pesach

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Tuesday 26 March 2024

SCHC - Kabbalat Shabbat with guest speaker Daniel Wolfson - first and only Israeli women to summit Mt Everest

Daniel will share her inspiring story of overcoming challenges and believing in conquering personal "Everests" from a life-threatening accident to reaching the world's highest peak.
Friday, 5th of April, 6pm Mincha 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Kiddush & meat pies
South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation
47 Leopold St, Caulfield South

Israel Magnets

I have created something that I would like to share with you all, and it is something I have been working on and would love all of your support on.
I have made 4 different fridge magnets, original artwork by me, for sale!
It is very hard for everyone now not to be with our families in Israel, and some of us want to do more to help but are not sure how.
These 4 fridge magnets each have a different prayer for Israel and the Jewish people. There are two purposes for these magnets:
1. All profits will be going to an organisation in Israel, so by purchasing 1 or all 4, your contribution will be helping those in need IMMENSELY (organisation to be announced soon).
2. By saying these prayers, you are speaking to Hashem and asking him for the safety of the Jewish homeland and its people.
These prayers include:
'Prayer for the State of Israel'
'Prayer for those being held in captivity'
'Prayer for the Israel Defense Forces'
'Acheinu - communal prayer for redemption and safety'
Magnets are $7.50 each, or all 4 for $25, plus postage.
Please message me to find out how to receive your magnet/s. They can be sent near or far!
Please click on the link below to put in your order and payment. 
Pre-order now and I will update you when they are on their way!

One week left to pre-order from the Pesach Pantry!

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Monday 25 March 2024

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History of the Hagaddah - Prof. Jonny Shaw

In this two-part series, learn about the text, the context, and the art of ancient haggadot, from Prof Jonny Shaw, as part of this speakers' series at Beit Aharon Shule on Mayfield Street. 3rd and 17th April 7:30pm

Sunday 24 March 2024

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Friday 22 March 2024

Shabbos Tzetl: Vayikra, Zachor, Purim

6:16pm - Early candle lighting
7:10pm - Candle Lighting, Friday
8:06pm - Havdalah, Saturday
(Melbourne Australia)
Eruv Status: KOSHER
Good Shabbos!

Laws and Customs

This being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman the Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people, the weekly Parshah is supplemented with the Zachor reading (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth.

"Parshat Zachor" is the second of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Shekalim", "Parah" and "Hachodesh")

The Zachor Reading with commentary
More on Who Was Amalek?

The festival of Purim begins at nightfall tonight, and the Megillah (Book of Esther) is read for the first time this evening.

Since the first Megillah reading takes place after Shabbat ends, one should be careful not to travel to the synagogue to hear the reading prior to the end of Shabbat (click here for times), or before saying the special prayer: Blessed Is the One Who Separates Between Holy and Mundane. If one owns his own Megillah scroll, it should be brought to the synagogue prior to Shabbat (since one may not prepare on Shabbat for after Shabbat).

See entries for tomorrow, Adar 14. (In Jerusalem and other ancient walled cities, the festival is observed beginning tomorrow night--see entries for Adar 15.)

NOTE: The "Fast of Esther", usually observed on this date, is moved back this year to the previous Thursday, because of the sanctity of Shabbat (see entry for Adar 11)

Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Shabbos Parshas Zochor and Parshas Vayikra. Please click here to view the PDFs of Weekly Publications.

Leviticus 1:1–5:26
The name of the Parshah, "Vayikra," means "And [He] called" and it is found in Leviticus 1:1.

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.

Deuteronomy 25:17–19
This being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman the Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people, the weekly Parshah is supplemented with the "Zachor" reading (Deuteronomy 25:17–19) in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth.

Remember what Amalek did to you on the road, on your way out of Egypt. That he encountered you on the way and cut off those lagging to your rear, when you were tired and exhausted; he did not fear G‑d. And it shall come to pass, when the L‑rd your G‑d has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which the L‑rd your G‑d is giving you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall obliterate the memory of Amalek from under the heavens. Do not forget.

I Samuel 15:2-34.

This week's special haftorah discusses G‑d's command to destroy the people of Amalek. This to avenge Amalek's unprovoked attack on the Israelites that is described in the Zachor Torah reading.

Samuel conveys to King Saul G‑d's command to wage battle against the Amalekites, and to leave no survivors—neither human nor beast. Saul mobilizes the Israelite military and attacks Amalek. They kill the entire population with the exception of the king, Agag, and they also spare the best of the cattle and sheep.

G‑d reveals Himself to Samuel. "I regret that I have made Saul king," G‑d says. "For he has turned back from following Me, and he has not fulfilled My words."

The next morning Samuel travels to Saul and confronts him. Saul defends himself, saying that the cattle was spared to be used as sacrificial offerings for G‑d. Samuel responds: "Does G‑d have as great a delight in burnt offerings and peace-offerings, as in obeying the voice of G‑d? Behold, to obey is better than a peace-offering; to hearken, than the fat of rams. . . . Since you rejected the word of G‑d, He has rejected you from being a king."

Saul admits his wrongdoing and and invites the prophet to join him on his return home. Samuel refuses his offer. "The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you, today; and has given it to your fellow who is better than you." Samuel then kills the Amalekite king.


Remember what Amalek did to you on the road, on your way out of Egypt. That he encountered you on the way (Deuteronomy 25:17-18)

[The Hebrew word karcha, "encountered you," also translates "cooled you off". Thus the Midrash says:]

What is the incident (of Amalek) comparable to? To a boiling tub of water which no creature was able to enter. Along came one evil-doer and jumped into it. Although he was burned, he cooled it for the others.

So, too, when Israel came out of Egypt, and G‑d rent the sea before them and drowned the Egyptians within it, the fear of them fell upon all the nations. But when Amalek came and challenged them, although he received his due from them, he cooled the awe of them for the nations of the world.

(Midrash Tanchuma)

Amalek is thus the essence of chutzpa, of completely irrational challenge to truth. There are challenges to the truth that are based on rational argument. There are evasions that arise from subjective motives and desires. But then there is "Amalek," who neutralizes the most compelling evidence and chills the most inspiring experience with nothing more than his cynicism and audacity.

There is only one way to defeat Amalek: to remember. Because his challenge is not rational, it cannot be rationally refuted; because it immune to feeling, it cannot be repelled by a rousing of emotion. To counteract Amalek's poison, one must call forth the souls reserves of supra-rational faith, instilled within it when it was first formed as a spark of the divine essence—a faith which, when remembered, can meet his every moral challenge.

(The Chassidic Masters)

Vayikra in-depth...

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Thursday 21 March 2024

Heichal Purim Ice Cream Truck

We will be driving around these areas
St Kilda East
North Caulfield

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2 bedroom apartment for rent over Pesach in East St Kilda
Available April 18- May 2 (negotiable)
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Purim at 770 - Megillah Readings And Purim Schedule

Family Friendly Shabbat Dinner

Come and join us for a family friendly shabbat dinner with an entertainer for the kids

SCHC - Women's Circle - Nighttime Purim Picnic Alferesco

Join us for a Women's Nighttime Purim Picnic Alferesco. Schmooze and tuck into some delicious treats and nourish your soul.
Wednesday 27 March 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
South Caulfield Shule
47 Leopold St, Caulfield South

Employment: Prep Kodesh Teacher

Bnos Chana school is looking for a Prep Kodesh teacher from after Pesach. This is a maternity position until the end of 2024. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Mrs Chaya Winner at or on 0430-231-105.

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Wednesday 20 March 2024

Mishloach Manot, Keren tov

This purim give mishloach manos and know the money raised from your purchase is going to help those who come to keren tov for relief from the added financial difficulties that illness often brings.
To order click on link 

Matza Shmura, S. Gurewicz

I am pleased to inform the community that hand made Matza Shmura 
will again be available the week after Purim.
See Flyer attached.
S. Gurewicz 27 Empress Rd E St Kilda 3183
Tel 0408952583

SCHC - Search & Rescue Purim

SCHC - Search & Rescue Purim
Join us for an unforgettable Purim celebration dedicated to our heroes in emergency services! This family-friendly event promises an exciting afternoon filled with activities, learning, and fun.
Date & Time:
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee:
$10 per person
45 Leopold Street, Caulfield South
Event Highlights:
Emergency Vehicle Showcase: Get up close with real emergency vehicles. A unique opportunity to learn about the vehicles that save lives every day.
Kids Firefighter Challenge: A thrilling challenge for kids to test their skills and learn what it takes to be a firefighter. Suitable for children of all ages.
Dinner: Enjoy a delicious meal included with your entry. A great way to wrap up the evening with family and friends.
Megilla Reading: Experience the traditional Purim Megilla reading. A perfect blend of culture, history, and spirituality.
Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of bravery and community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 24 March 2024 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
South Caulfield Shule Garden
45 Leopold St, Caulfield South Vic 3162

Property: 4Bedroom Kosher House Sublet in Caulfield over Pesach

Anyone seeking a 4 bedroom sublet in Caulfield over Pesach? Got a big beautiful kosher house to host you. Pesach dishes included. Walking distance to many shules and kosher restaurants. Finders free dinner if you refer a friend who takes it in the end

Brighton Shule Invites you to Purim in Landcox Park

Come and celebrate Purim with Brighton Shule.
Sunday 24 March
Venue: Dendy Park - Dacey Street entrance
Time - 1-3 pm
No charge but donations always welcome
Megilla Reading, Music, Hotdogs, Popcorn, Fairy Floss, Games
Please see attached flyer
Tel:03 9592 9179

Purim Fun Fair

Sunday 17 March 2024

Kosher Belgian Chocolates just landed in Melbourne - in time for Purim!

Impressive Chocolate Arrangements designed to your taste! 
Chocolates are under the supervision of Bedatz Edah HaChareidis. 

Contact Soro Kohn 0478202401 
or order through Haymishe Website

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Saturday 16 March 2024

Purim @ Tavlin

Purim Comedy Night

Not to be missed. Join us for a night of fun, with a delicious Middle Eastern dessert buffet, hilarious comedians, and plenty of laughs.
Joanne 95278863

In Conversation with Dassi Erlich

We are honoured to welcome Dassi Erlich as our guest speaker; and Rebecca Davis, one of Melbourne's leading and respected journalists, as our guest moderator.
Joanne - 9527 8863

Friday 15 March 2024

Halacha Guide: Purim 5784

Please click here for a Halacha Guide relevant to Taanis Esther, Shabbos Parshas Zachor and Purim.

Thanks to Rabbi Lesches of Young Yeshivah for compiling and sharing this with us.

St Kilda Shule Purim Cocktail Party

Join us for a night of celebration at our Purim Cocktail Party on Saturday, March 23rd. Put on your favorite costume or don a mask as we celebrate Purim in style (masks will also be available on the night).
Indulge in a variety of tantalizing cocktails expertly crafted by mixologists from Liquid Infusion at our cocktail bar while listening to live music and enjoying a delicious meal.
Tickets $20.00 per person are available on

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Invitation – Weekly Women’s Zoom Shiur

You are invited to join our interactive women's study group exploring foundations of Judaism.
*Please note that on Sunday March 24th there will be no Shiur due to the celebration of the Holiday of Purim on Sunday. Shiurim will recommence the following week March 31st*
This week, we will be exploring *'Insights into the Celebration of Purim- The last of the Purim Series'*
When: Sunday 17th of March 2024
Time: 6pm-7pm
Speaker: Zipporah Oliver O.A.M.
In memory of Mrs Raizl Cylich OBM
Please join on Zoom: Meeting ID: 892 0846 8031
Passcode: 613770
Enquiries: 0438-345-770
I look forward to seeing you then!
Warmest regards,

SCHC - Young Adult 20's & 30's Hawaiian Purim

Young adults 20's & 30's:
Join us for Hawaiian Purim, an exclusive event celebrating Purim. All-inclusive event, drinks, dinner and Megillah!
Saturday 23 March 2024 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM 
Venue upon booking

Mishloach Manot Graze Boxes

Order a Fresh & Beautiful Grazing Mishloach Manot for your loved one this Purim! 0406 148 552

Celebrate Purim with beautiful table decor

Beautiful, machine washable linen for Purim. 4 x Placemats $25.00 , Table runners $35.00. Pick up Caulfield South, Delivery and all options of payment available.
0452 439 529

Sollys pre-Purim candy sale