Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Jun
8
7:45 PM19:45

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

The first night of Shavuot is one of the most exciting nights on the Melbourne Jewish calendar, with educational talks, lemidot and interesting discussions planned throughout our community - so get your night started with Kehilat Kolenu.

Please RSVP at the link below to indicate your attendance and to receive the address for the event.

https://events.humanitix.com.au/kolenu-s-tikkun-leil

The event will include a special Q&A session with John Safran, a well known radio personality, satirist, documentary maker and author. We'll be talking to John about the role of his Jewish identity within his work and his perspectives on extremism in Australia that he discussed in his 2017 book "Depends What You Mean By Extremist". There will also be an opportunity for you to ask John questions and we're certain that plenty of laughs will be included.

We will also be facilitating discussions around central themes in Megillat Ruth, the traditional text read during Shavuot that centres around Ruth's journey to joining the Jewish people and deals with themes of identity, gender and social inequality.

As it is Shavuot, dairy (and vegan) treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact events@kolenu.com.au for further information

This event is being held on the land of the Bunwurrung people of the Kulin nations whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging

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Havdalah
May
4
4:30 PM16:30

Havdalah

  • Address email with ticket registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event will be a first for many things in Kolenu - being: TED Talks, Havdalah* and Seudat Shlishit**.

We will begin the afternoon with some learning in the style of TED Talks, where three exciting speakers will share information on separation in Judaism. Stay tuned for more information!

We will then have a delicious seudat shlishit. And finally, we will host Kolenu’s first havdalah service, accompanied, in our usual fashion, by song.

Please click on the link to sign up to your free ticket (so we can cater accordingly and provide you with information as it is released): https://events.humanitix.com.au/kolenuhavdalah


Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Bnei Mitzvah Information Night
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Bnei Mitzvah Information Night

  • 281 Hawthorn Road Caulfield, VIC, 3162 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to hear about the learning intentions and components of Melbourne’s only Humanistic Jewish Bnei Mitzvah program. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegKE7U3MVoGfJcJk5Dqi8NdbY6hOEK3dJtZIagJj6BRZKudw/viewform

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Purim Party!
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Purim Party!

Join Kehilat Kolenu in celebrating the joyous chag of Purim!

Kolenu is proud to host our very first Purim Party!
Dressing up is absolutely compulsory. We will be providing music, food for the feast, drinks (soft and alcoholic - a Purim tradition) and an opportunity to make your own mishloach manot.

A special guest will also be providing us with an interpretation of the bizarre story of Purim with a "D'var Megillah".

Please purchase your tickets at the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=478347&

If you would like to contribute some food to eat on the night please email events@kolenu.com.au

Looking forward to seeing you there!

This event is being held on the land of the Bunwurrung people of the Kulin nations whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging
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Oneg Shabat
Mar
15
9:15 PM21:15

Oneg Shabat

Please join us for Kehilat Kolenu's first Oneg Shabbat!

An 'Oneg Shabbat' - the joy of Sabbath - is the Jewish tradition of coming together after Shabbat dinner for discussion, learning and socialising.

For our first event, Kolenu is hosting a panel of queer Jewish people to share their experiences and thoughts on the intersection of their identities. Moderated by a member of the Kehila, our panelists will explore the individual ways in which their queer identity relates with their secular Jewish expression.

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Tu Bishvat Seder
Jan
20
4:30 PM16:30

Tu Bishvat Seder

Tu Bishvat marks the ancient celebration of the new year of the trees - a festival of nature. It is a chag where we are asked to recall and signify our responsibility to the environment. In recent times it has been customary to hold a seder, modelled off the Pesach seder, for Tu Bishvat.

In line with this tradition, we are excited to invite you to join us for Kolenu's Tu Bishvat seder, where together we will explore themes of sustainability, environmental responsibility and community over snacks and the customary four cups of wine.

Food and drinks at the seder will be provided, and a $10 donation on the day will greatly assist us with the running costs of this event.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/KP7KobgWf5UJJW4T2

This event is being held on the land of the Bunwurrung people of the Kulin nations whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging

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