Shavuot Soup Initiative

Posted: 10 July 2019

The Shavuot soup initiative is ran by Mitzvah Day Australia with the aim of making soup all over Australia for those in need during the winter months. We participated by making soup for Loui’s Van, which delivers food to different communities in the Hobart area.

On Sunday 26 May, an enthusiastic team gathered at Sean and Sarah’s house to cook up big pots of soups. The kitchen quickly became warm and steamy with soup boiling away and much chat and noise from the cooks swapping stories and recipes as they chopped. It was a great way to do something together as a congregation but more importantly to give to others from our fortunate position of relative affluence and abundance.

Thank you Sean and Sarah for hosting and all those who came to chop and chat and stir, and others who brought soup. The soup was delivered the next day to the delighted kitchen manager at Loui’s van, who thanked us all warmly.

–Louise

Soup made by the HHC

ABC Radio tours the synagogue

Posted: 17 June 2019

ABC Radio Hobart visited the synagogue and interviewed our acting president and long time member David Clark.

Each twelve minute segment has many fascinating historic details about our synagogue.

Part one of the interview.

Part two of the interview.

Kosher wine now available in Hobart

Posted: 16 June 2019

The new Dan Murphy’s in New Town has Kosher Sacramental wine!

Dan Murphy’s (191 New Town Rd, New Town) is located across from the Kmart shopping centre on the corner of New Town and Risdon Road.

You may want to ring to confirm the Sacramental wine is in stock before making a trip, 1300 72 33 88.

Lisa & Jeff interview with ABC Radio

Posted: 10 May 2019

Congregation members Lisa Eckstein and Jeff Schneider recently conducted an interview with Joel Rheinberger of ABC Radio Hobart.

Topics discussed include the 175th anniversary of the synagogue, and what it is like being in a smaller Jewish community.

You may listen to the broadcast here.

A wonderful Pesach 2019!

Posted: 9 May 2019

This year we had an excellent turnout for our Communal Seder held in the hall behind Scots Church.  52 people, including a family group of 12 from Melbourne attended. It was great to having such a large crowd present, particularly 11 children that made this a family oriented event. 

Everyone contributed to a wonderful assortment of food for dinner. Nobody went home hungry! Many thanks to those who helped with preparation and cleaning up. 

Jordana led the Seder in a relaxed engaging manner inviting participation throughout.   The young children from Melbourne added to the night by singing a Yiddish song. Over dinner it was lovely to see spirited discussions and conversations. 

The success of the evening bodes well for our future as a growing congregation and community.

‘Next Year Jerusalem’

–Louise

On behalf of the congregation, many thanks to our event coordinator Louise for organising Pesach, and for this write-up!

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