Volunteers sought to head new social groups

Posted: 4 April 2017

The shul is looking to set up new activity and affinity groups open to all who would enjoy connecting with other community members around a shared interest.

The new social groups aren’t intended to meet in the synagogue, but rather in the homes of participants or other outside venues.

People have already made suggestions for activities that include photography, book reading, films, bushwalking, wine appreciation, and crafts.

Affinity groups might involve parents of young children, singles, or inter-faith couples.

As with any initiative, success will depend on committed leaders who are willing to take on the responsibility for forming and running the new groups.

Leaders can choose the shared interest for the group, including ones not yet suggested, and decide on the frequency of meetings. Schedules could range from a few times a year to monthly, depending on the group.

The shul can help with publicity to its mailing list, but won’t otherwise be directly involved.

If you’d like to set up one of the new social groups, or discuss the possibility, contact our Events Coordinator here.

Latest shul newsletter out

Posted: 4 April 2017

The Pesach 2017 edition of Chaverim, the congregation’s newsletter, has been released.

Its 22 pages are packed with informative and entertaining reading.

Highlights include:

  • Advice on how to make sure to have a Jewish funeral in Tasmania.
  • News about the forthcoming aufruf and chuppah of our Launceston members Maxine Glanger and Lev Fridgant.
  • A round-up of photos from the shul’s Hannukah and Purim picnics.
  • Reflections by longtime member Louise Knopman on her work as a sign language interpreter with deaf people, the first of a new series about some of the activities members perform outside the shul.
  • An article from the BBC about work being done to repair disused Jewish graves in Poland.
  • A recipe for a very special Pesach dish.

Chaverim is normally released three times a year and distributed free of charge to members of the congregation as an exclusive benefit of membership.

If you’d like to receive Chaverim and enjoy the other benefits of membership, you can find out more here.

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