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EVENTS

Book Club

On 4 October we will be discussing David Baddiel's , ' The God Desire '. The best-selling author's most recent book has been described as "a hugely heartfelt, funny, kind, fascinating, human and clever book" by Alain de Botton, and "shockingly rare ... another one-sitting wonder" by Stephen Fry.

On 8 November we will discuss ' Wifedom ' by Anna Funder. The author boldly takes on her hero, George Orwell, to reinstate his wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, in his life and work. 'Wifedom' is a brilliant hybrid of biography, memoir and literary detective work, which demonstrates how patriarchy allows men to exploit women's unpaid services

In  readiness for Succot, join us for some great company, whisky and food... 

Rabbi Adam Berman is the Director of the Arava Australia Partnership in the Jewish Agency's Partnership2Gether Global Network, an initiative to connect the Jewish people by building bridges between the Central Arava in Israel and the Jewish community of Australia. Rabbi Berman holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University, and an MA and Masorti rabbinic ordination from the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem. Over the years, Rabbi Berman has been involved in numerous programs connecting Jews from around the world to Israel and to Israelis, including work with USY, AIPAC, the TALI Education Fund and Marom. Upon making Aliyah in 2013, he served for two years as a Lone Soldier in the IDF. He resides with his wife, Emuna, and their son Asaf on Kibbutz Ketura.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

 

Thu's Refugee Journey

My story begins way before I was born. Digging into the past, I realised it was a rabbit hole that doesn’t stop. So, I’ll begin in 1969. 

The North, known as the Viet Cong (the Communists), had broken through the north/south border and were slaughtering civilians and pillaging village to village. Our village, Ban Me Thuot, was the main town of Dak Lak province, closest to the border and the first line of defence. My uncles, Bac Muc and Bac Duong, brothers to my mother, were part of Neighbourhood Watch for our village. On one of their reconnaissance missions on the edge of our village they were caught and shot dead. Their bodies were taken back to the front yard of our home.  

When South Vietnam fell to communism in 1975, there was a hunt throughout South Vietnam to purge men and women who the regime believed were betrayers and enemies. In our village, there were whispers of so and-so being imprisoned, interrogated and sent to a re-education camp. Many kept their heads down and their mouths shut. But there were those who were low, weak and opportunistic, betraying their community... Click here to keep reading

Calling on all 5-9 year olds to join KN's amazing and new, youth-led program.

 

Kehilat Nitzan Annual General Meeting

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions, the AGM was held via Zoom on Sunday 26th September at 7.30 pm. This was in line with Consumer Affairs Victoria permitted arrangements. 

Thu, 28 September 2023 13 Tishrei 5784