Wednesday 4 June, 2014 | 6 Sivan, 5774
The Caulfield Hebrew Congregation is a centre of Modern Orthodox Judaism, based on the primacy of learning and spiritual tradition. It strives to be a place of tolerance within a warm and welcoming environment. It recognises democratic principles, social responsibility, equality of individuals, and inclusion of women.
It also provides opportunities for celebrating and commemorating all life-cycle events, and provides religious and pastoral support for its members.
The Synagogue attracts over 300 people a week to its twice daily and Sabbath religious services, weekly seniors' and babies' programs, weekly spiritual education program, and lifecycle education courses (Bar/Batmitzvah and pre-marriage). It is regarded as a successful and welcoming centre of modern Orthodoxy within the Jewish community.
The Road to Mandalay It is an exotic and compelling country, as far removed from Caulfield as a remote planet. It’s Burma also known as Myanmar which I visited with my family over the summer. Burma lies on the edge of a peninsula called South East Asia (previously known as Indo-China) and is bordered by India, Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand and the Indian Ocean. It is a fairly narrow, elongated country the size of Texas…