Calendar - May 2017

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.


Shavuot 2017


Recent Events


Friday night - 5 May 2017

Young Israeli Ambassadors

We have invited one of the young Israel advocate to address the kehillah on Friday night. Four outstanding Israeli advocates are in Sydney for 2 weeks to lead the Zionist Council of NSW advocacy programmes in Sydney schools. Two of the young ambassadors spoke to a packed hall at the Yom Hazikaron Ceremony this evening and both received standing ovations. Truly remarkable ambassadors for the State of Israel and the Jewish people.


Friday Night: 28 April 2017: Special Guest Speaker Former Ambassador Daniel Taub

It was a great honour to welcome Israel’s Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom Daniel Taub who addressed us.  The Shule thanks the Zionist Council of NSW for arranging this opportunity.


Shabbat 29 April 2017: Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations

  • Reading and singing the prayers for IDF and the State of Israel in full! -  
  • Special guest speaker an Israeli Advocate here for the Zionist Council  of NSW Advocacy program
  • Singing Hatikvah after the service.
  • Having a special Kiddush arranged by the Ladies Guild.


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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