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I am a Jew by Choice

28/09/2020 02:36:24 PM


Billie Hocking

I am a Jew by choice, as you all know. I prefer this term instead of convert, if indeed a term has to be coined at all.

During the 12 months, or in my case 6 months of “conversion”, we are asked what is your favourite Jewish festival and why.

At first it seems a rather simple question. Easy. I can answer that. No probs.

No, not really…

Like many, I chose Purim. The happiness, the colours, the fun, the...Read more...

High Holy Days Radio Hour

28/09/2020 02:31:25 PM


Amanda Hassett

On Tuesday 22 September PBA 89.7 FM broadcast a very special High Holy Days radio hour. This uplifting journey from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is presented by Rabbi Shoshana and features greetings by the President and many of the cheder students. Ala Sheldon photographed some of the younger members as they read their greetings and wishes for the future.

The choir performed High Holiday staples including Avinu Malkeinu while the...Read more...

Abraham Tobias Boas 1842 -1923

31/05/2018 11:43:34 AM


Merrilyn Ades

Just from what I have read about this wonderful man, I have a warm feeling for him.  He was not an ordained rabbi, but came to Australia a reverend or minister.Read more...

Emanuel Solomon

23/05/2018 11:59:37 AM


Merriln Ades

Emanuel Solomon arrived in Australia at the age of 18 on the ship Lady Castlereagh, with his younger brother Vaiben Solomon, as convicts in 1818.Read more...
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