Calendar - May & June 2017

Shavuot 2017

Feast n’ Learn this Shavuot


South Head Synagogue

30 May 2017

FEAST with friends this Shavuot eve and then stay with us while we proverbially burn the midnight oil and digest all that our distinguished speakers on the panel have to say.

Remember - Bookings for dinner are essential as there is a fixed limit for seats. Once the dinner is fully booked there will be no room for last minute arrivals. However, the panel is open to all and you do not need to attend the dinner in order to attend the panel discussion.

Dinner is at 6pm, followed at 8pm with our Tikkun Leil addressing the theme:

Threats to our Community

(OR what should keep me up at night.…or not?)

Featuring on our panel are:

Alex Ryvchin - Public Affairs Director of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry who will speak on Actual Threats to Jews in Sydney

Lynda Ben Menashe - the Community Relations and Policy Manager at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies who will speak on What we do to Avoid Threats to our Community

Dr Ron Weiser AM - Public Affairs Chairman of the Zionist Federation of Australia, winner of the Jerusalem Prize and Herzl Award from the World Zionist Organisation, who will speak on the subject - Our Biggest Threat –Internal

Dale Carr - former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology who will speak on Spiritual Threats-How do we Keep up our Faith /Emunah?

Following the panel discussion, William Maynard will speak on Who Wants Life? Practical Issues in Proper Speech.


Please see the poster below for further details and the Shule is looking forward to seeing you on Shavuot night.






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Bikkur Cholim Team - Caring & Sharing

How many times have you heard congregants say?

No one visited my parent when they were in hospital”.

“Mum is confined to home and she is very lonely.”

“So-and-so would like to talk to someone.”

“I don’t have family and no one invites me for Shabbat”.


We have a team lead by Rabbi Yehoshua Niasoff who are committed to Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) and connecting with members of our kehillah who have pastoral needs.


Contact a member of the team if you would like someone to visit.


Rabbi Niasoff 0414 414 770

Karen Fried (Office Manager) 9371 7300 Ext. 0

John Temple (Volunteer) 0412 233 166



The Bikkur Cholim Team needs about ten members. If you feel you can help join us for coffee and cake this coming Tuesday 9 May at 8pm at the home of Rose and John Temple. Associate Professor, Jeffrey Cohen, who is a Certified Board Chaplain with considerable hospital visitation experience, will give us an induction into pastoral care. I f you are interested but unable to attend please contact us.


RSVP: call a team member for further details.


Yizkor Donations

If you wish to honour your loved ones by way of a donation in support of the Synagogue in its work of disseminating Torah to people of all ages, please  click here

South Head Synagogue - the way forward

We are moving to a change in the way the shule operates, with members voluntarily taking on more responsibility for different areas. For example, Rabbi Niasoff and John Temple are already responsible for sick visiting (and would welcome other help). In youth activities, Pam Seidman and Bev Michaelis are recruiting local young persons with madrichim experience to run and revamp our youth program. Garry Lavan and William Maynard will plan our discussion program for Shavuot. We will be asking the kehillah to assist with other activities of the Shule. And we will soon form a committee to select a new senior rabbi.

We all want our congregants to stay loyal to South Head, to contribute to it both financially and with their time and for others to see our shule again as a wonderful and vibrant congregation. We will work together to rebuild and renew our shul. 

Simchat Yom Tov Fund

Donations to Simchat Yom Tov Fund can be made at any time to honour people for a variety of reasons - in lieu of birthday gifts;  when making a pledge after an Aliyah; to show gratitude for someone's kindness or assistance; in the merit of a Refuah Sheleima .. and more


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Rose Bay, NSW 2029
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