What’s on around the J-Com: Melbourne
Event guide

What’s on around the J-Com: Melbourne

To list your event in The AJN's online what's on guide, email mfain@jewishnews.net.au (Sydney) and mperl@jewishnews.net.au (Melbourne).

Photo: Peter Haskin
Photo: Peter Haskin


Bubs & Bagels: Join the TBI community for a unique experience of play, music and engaging interactions designed specifically for grandparents, parents and guardians with children aged 0-2 years, and their siblings. 10.30am. To join: https://www.facebook.com/tbimelbourne/

TBI Shabbat: TBI is running its services on a Friday and Saturday, as well as daily minyans Saturday through Thursdays at 6pm. https://www.youtube.com/tbimelbourne


Parashat hashavua: TBI is hosting a weekly Torah study at 9am. To join: https://meet.google.com/uss-wbzh-viy


Synchronicity: With Ilan Kidron. This weekly series embraces the passion of music and movement in collaborations with musicians and dancers from across Australia and beyond. This week, join Glassbreakers and members of swing patrol to drop into a thumping New Orleans bar, a pumping New York speakeasy, a hazy Paris den filled with smoky chansons, and a chuppah all in one invigorating performance. Led by music director and curator, the multi-platinum, award winning singer Ilan Kidron and his band, featuring Eddie Bronson, Jonathan Zwartz, Evan Mannell, Harry Sutherland and Oliver Thorpe, watch Glassbreakers perform breathtaking new takes on old world classics and wicked twists on the contemporary.  4pm. To join: https://dunera.org.au/calendars/synchronicity-glassbreakers/

Speaker: Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli and the Australian Friends of Rambam are hosting Dr Ron Weiser AM, speaking on “What is Zionism?” 5pm. To register: info@ausforam.org.au

JNFConnect webinar: JNF is hosting “The Israeli Judicial System and an Update of the Malka Leifer Case” with Dassi Erlich, Fleur Hassan Nahoum, deputy mayor of Jerusalem, and Yigal Nisell, JNF education shaliach. 8pm. Register: event.webinarjam.com/channel/JNFAus

Sunday morning minyan: Every Sunday morning, Kehilat Nitzan is hosting a minyan together with Emanuel Synagogue. 9am. To join: https://zoom.us/j/306800789 ​​​​​​​

Central Connections: Central Shule Chabad hosts Central Connections at 8.30am. Meeting ID  298-274-1250


Cooking demo: Join Lisa Goldberg from Monday Morning Cooking Club as she whips up a storm in her kitchen. Weekly live cooking demos. 11am. Register: https://dunera.org.au/calendars/almond-meringue-torte/

Morning minyan: Kehilat Nitzan is hosting a morning minyan from Monday to Friday with Emanuel Synagogue. 8am. To join: https://zoom.us/j/702546413

Daily minyanim: Central Shule Chabad is hosting daily minyanim on Zoom. Shacharit 8am/Ma’ariv 5.25pm. Meeting ID 590-584-121


Ethics of the Fathers: Central Shule Chabad is hosting Zoom Torah classes at 7.30pm Tuesdays. Meeting ID 2982741250

Lunch & learn: Join Rabbi Kim Ettlinger is hosting TBI’s lunch & learn from 12-1pm. Currently running an introduction to the Sea of Talmud. Begin by looking at how and why the Talmud developed, its key players, and study certain sections. No prior knowledge necessary. To join: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye


Lunch & learn: Conversation hour with Rabbi Gersh Lazarow from 12-1pm. To join: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye

Parashat hashavua: Kehilat Nitzan together with Emanuel Synagogue host a contemporary look at our ancient texts. Delve into the weekly portion looking at difficult passages, inspiring texts and stories that you think you know to cast new light on the stories essential to our identity. 8.15pm every Wednesday. No prior experience necessary. To join: https://zoom.us/j/93124176951

Parasha Zoom: Caulfield Shule’s Rabbi Ralph Genende hosts a contemporary exploration of the weekly Torah reading. 9-10am. To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82853725919?pwd=eENBNFhWZzFyaHk3MXZ6SWp4NDFsdz09
Meeting ID: 828 5372 5919. Password: 804519


Jewish wisdom: Sinai down under is hosting a four-week series for the mind and senses. The evening will kick off with five live interviews on hot topics with London-based journalist Tali Shine, followed by world-renowned scholar Rabbi YY Jacobson and rapper and singer Nissim Black, speaking on “Civil Rights. Unrest in America”. 7.30-9.30pm. Enquiries: sinaidownunder.org.au/live

In conversation: With food lover, entrepreneur and bagel creator Michael Shafran. 11am. To join: https://dunera.org.au/calendars/food-lover-entrepreneur-and-bagel-creator-michael-shafran/

JNFConnect webinar: JNF is hosting “Working in Isolation: What’s Been Occupying Australia’s Chief Scientist in 2020?” With Dr Alan Finkel AO. 2pm. Register: event.webinarjam.com/channel/JNFGoldPatrons

Musical lunch & learn: Led by cantor Michel Laloum from 12-1pm. To join: meet.google.com/mgn-fjnf-hye

Parasha for retirees: Central Shule Chabad is hosting Torah classes on Zoom. 11am Thursdays. Meeting ID 882-8880-0473


Virtual St Kilda repair cafe: Join for an online session and be guided through how to fix your things by an expert. Bikes, computers (including software issues), electronics, wood/furniture, sewing/textiles, general IT, footwear, mechanical items. 2-5pm. Note: for safety, no electrical items this time. Enquiries/to join: https://tinyurl.com/y7r5m4la


Circle of Health: I-Meditate with meditation expert Aalokit Chhabra. Monday & Wednesday 8pm. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-CtrzsiH9fXqtxp6u2hGc7cH5378VcT

Let’s Yoga!: A weekly routine Monday & Friday (yoga for back pain) at 7am and Wednesday 7pm. Presented by Circle of Health. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudeuqpzkiH9V4Obw_prw9eAowZH8H30Q5


Webinar: NIF Australia is hosting one of Israel’s best known authors and a veteran voice for peace AB Yehoshua. He will join Dr Mark Baker to discuss the Netanyahu-Gantz government’s plans for annexation of the West Bank, which may begin as early as July. Together with questions from the NIF community they will unpack how plans for annexation will impact Israeli democracy and efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 7.30pm. Free event, but registration required: www.nif.org.au/abyehoshua2020

Kabbalah and Jewish meditation: Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli and the Australian Friends of Rambam are hosting Dr Orna Triguboff, founder and facilitator of Neshama. Three study sessions on June 18, 25 and July 2. 45-minute study and 15-minute meditation. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdeiurDIrHNYREbfSU6MCkBLVmOfHyi69


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