Cholent n' Chat with Melanie Phillips
Saturday 28 February, 2015 | 9 AdarI, 5775
28 Feb, 2015 | 9 AdarI, 5775
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.
What kind of Jewish community do you want to live in? It was one of the most traumatic moments in Jewish history. Long after the day the ripples of distrust and despair were felt. It changed the way they perceived themselves. It altered the DNA of the Jewish psyche. It was the episode of the Golden Calf (which we will read about in next week’s parasha). In the wake of the disaster, an…