High Holyday services to feature new leader

Posted: 11 August 2017

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Progressive services at Hobart Synagogue this year will see a fresh face on the bimah.

Ruth Gross, from the Kedem Progressive congregation in Melbourne, will be joining us for the first time to help lead our High Holyday services.

The shul has traditionally sought assistance from the mainland for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with their distinctive liturgy and extended services.

Ruth Gross

Ruth Gross

For some time, this role has been filled by Geoff Garber, but a family illness meant Geoff couldn’t guarantee his availability this year. We’re therefore delighted that Ruth has accepted our invitation to take on the responsibility.

Ruth is a founding member of Kedem—Melbourne’s lay-led Progressive community based at The King David School in suburban Armadale. During her long association with Kedem, she has served as the Chair of the Ritual Committee, Vice-President and President.

She regularly leads services, reads Torah, and acts as gabbai. Ruth has a passion for Progressive Judaism, a love of singing, and a professional background in early childhood education.

She says she’s looking forward to spending the High Holydays with the Hobart Hebrew Congregation, meeting everyone, and sharing in a spirit of gratitude, reflection and renewal.

Please make sure you welcome Ruth when you see her in shul, and help make her stay with us a memorable one.

Details of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in the shul this year are available on the services calendar here.

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