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SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES & LUNCH
 
8.30 – 8.45am
Rabbi Elton's Rashi Class
 
8.45 – 9.30am
Shacharit
 
9.30 – 10.30am
Torah Service
 
10.30 – 11.30am
Choral Musaf Service
 
11.30 – 11.45am
Batmitzvah Divrei Torah
 
12.00 – 12.30pm
Communal Kiddush Lunch
WOW SATURDAY PROGRAM
 
12.00pm 
Registration opens
 
1.00 – 1.15pm
Welcome address from VP Caroline Lewis & Rabbi Benjamin Elton
 
1.15 – 2.00pm
Judy Friedlander - Food and Faith: A good news story
Journalist and founder of FoodFaith Judy Friedlander explains the significance of bringing together different faiths and cultures to grow and share food and the importance of engaging communities and the media.
 
2.15 – 3.00pm
Speed Networking/Friend-Making with Juliet Lewis MC
Looking for a new friend, a mentor or a business partner? Try this fun and engaging, fast-paced event - the possibilities and outcomes are endless.
 
3.15 – 4.00pm
Dr Lisa Jackson Pulver: ‘My Journey To Belonging’
Lisa describes how her Wiradjuri roots and Jewish life has interwoven both cultures to create her sense of belonging - but what a journey!
 
4.00 – 5.00pm
Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff
Relax, rejuvenate and meditate in spiritual community with this Kabbalah meditation class, text study, and discussion on 'The Tree of Life'.
 
4.15 – 5.00pm
Mincha with the Sydney Women’s Tefilah Group
Afternoon service run by women for women - with guidance and explanations.
Increasing opportunities for women to learn about and participate in Orthodox prayer and ritual.
 
5:10 – 5.55pm
Seudah Shlishit (3rd meal)
With food, songs, explanation and words of Torah by Eli Levi
 
5.55 – 6.05pm
Havdallah
Spirited farewell to Shabbat
 
6.15pm
Women of Diversity Dinner
See below for details.

Women of Diversity Dinner

Women of Diversity Dinner

Emporium Function Centre, Bankstown - 6.15pm
 
The inter-cultural event of the year for ladies where up to 400 women from across Sydney join for an evening of shared conversation, a delicious vegetarian (or kosher requested) meal, dancing, performances and to make new friends. The dress code is ‘festive’.

The Women of Diversity Dinner is a partnership of organisations including the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW, Afghan Women of the Move, Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) – Port Jackson, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Muslim Women’s National Network, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, SAHELI, Settlement Services International, Uniting Church, and many other women.

Tickets are $50 / $25 for students/pensioners. 
CLICK HERE TO BOOK for the Women of Diversity Dinner
 
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will provide free bussing from The Great to the Women of Diversity Dinner. If you require busing, please be sure to tick the box on our booking form.

 

 

9.30 10.00am
Morning Tea and Mingle
 
10.00 11.00am
Lauren Ryder – Welcome and Introduction to Kerri Sackville – ‘Divorce and Dating in Midlife: How to survive with your sanity, your humour and your dignity intact
 
11.15 – 11.45am
Shirli Kirschner, interviewing Genna Radnan, CEO & Founder of Gennarocity Abroad
After establishing a kindy in 2010 in Kenya, a life-changing carjacking in 2012 didn't deter Genna from reutrning several times since to build a women's training centre. Now, at only 27, she is fearlessly creating a hospital in her Kenyan heartland.
 
11.45am – 12.15pm
Lynda Ben-Menashe interviewing Olga Horak, Holocaust survivor.  ‘Fear, Fearlessness and Freedom’
Olga survived Auschwitz and the loss of her entire family in the Holocaust. What parts have fear and fearlessness played in her remarkable story?
 
12.30 – 1.30pm Lunchtime Talk - lunch boxes will be distributed
Hilary May Black facilitating psychologist Caron Kaplan, Sex is not a Four-Letter Word – The Jewish Approach
The Jewish approach to sex is an important way of building relationships with partners, and an emphasis on sexual pleasure and intimacy is a key concept within Judaism. In this session we will explore unique ideas about sex in Jewish thinking and how low self-esteem and other issues prevent us from fully exploring ourselves as sexual beings. The impact of social media on our understanding of sex and sexuality will also be considered. Above all, this is an interactive session with an open and frank discussion responding to your questions and concerns.
1.30 – 2.30pm
Henry Roth Kick off your cerebral high heels!
Henry Roth, TV host, brand & media authority, self-proclaimed 'womanist' and wedding dress designer presents a dynamic, interactive workshop that realiss who your toughest critic is; rebukes your own toxicity recycling plant; reinforces positive affirmation; refreshes the way you assess yourself; renews commitment to your goals; re-appreciates your achievements to date.
 
2.30pm – 3.30pm
SHALOM Live Stories: 'Transition'
Join us for an inspiring, enlightening and uplifting hour of live storytelling, by 5 dynamic women of varying ages, each revealing a 5-7 minute personal story around the theme of 'Transition'. hear brave, raw and confronting stories as diverse as the transition from childhood to womanhood, from infertility to motherhood, marrie dlife to singledom, to sexual transtitiong. Hear stories of resettling in a new land, forging a new career path, finding new love, to finding a new lease on life after illness.
 
There's a story here for everyone! See and hear for yourself why SHALOM Live Stories have been consistently sold-out! MC and speakers to announced closer to the time.
 
3.45 – 4.30pm High Tea & Closing Address
Associate Professor Leanne Piggott: 'The Sydney Jewish Community has spoken. What did it say?'
A conversation about women and the JCA's Gen17 Survey.

 

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