Articles in Community Life
By Michaela Simai
For those who have not come across our organisation before, Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s Emergency Medical Service. Come rain, hail or shine; in peace and war; no matter your race, ethnicity, …
By Jo Silver:
Is there really a black hole into which all Jewish 24 – 40 year olds disappear? Hasn’t this always been a problem? What happens to young adult leaders who make their way up …
From the editor:
We’re taking a break over the new year and will be back on the 7th.
We wish our readers a very sweet new year.
From the editor:
Yesterday, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria sent out the the following media release (hat tip Emmanuel’s list):
RCV Media Release regarding ‘it’s Kosher’
It has recently been brought to the attention of The Rabbinical Council …
By Yvette Coppersmith:
Even a year ago, if someone had told me I’d be painting a Rabbi with a Torah, I’d have been surprised. But last week, a work of that description was unveiled at Temple …
By Marlo Newton:
What we need is not “A Jewish Education” but “Jewish educations” – multiple pathways into learning and joining.
It is time to stop blaming parents for the choices they make, and start celebrating every …
Daniel Broder‘s Kosher Pork Buns.
Lisa: “I’m going to become a vegetarian”
Homer: “Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?”
Lisa: “Yes Dad”
Lisa: “Dad all those meats come from the same animal”
By Andrew Markus
The sustainability of the Jewish day school system is a frequent subject for discussion. Yom Limmud Melbourne featured a panel on Jewish education, focused on the impact of the Gen08 communal survey (undertaken …
Jonathan (Jonny) Schauder
This is the second in our education series. You can read Rabbi Kennard’s piece – the first in the series – here. Next week, Andrew Markus provides his assessment of the Jewish Australian educational landscape.
By Rabbi James Kennard
Why are Jewish schools so important in the establishment of Jewish identity? Why do studies throughout the world show that attendance at a Jewish day school, allied with a positive home environment, …