HoS Presents: Jews of Indonesia

Sunday 17 February, 7:30pm 
House of Study invites you to hear Rabbi David Kunin from our UPJ community in Tokyo, who will be talking about The (Progressive) Jews of Indonesia. Rabbi Kunin has been working with a progressive community that spans the Indonesian archipelago for two years. Members of this community stem from Spanish, Dutch and Baghdadi roots. As a community, they face challenges in proximity and minority status in a muslim country, yet with unmatched enthusiasm they live fulfilling and vibrant Jewish lives.
A fascinating illustrated talk!

HoS: Jews in Historical Videos & Audios

Sunday 21 October, 10:30AM

Join us for an informative and entertaining session presented by Albert Isaacs, looking at a number of handpicked programs featuring prominent Jewish figures. Highlights of an interesting program will be two videos from:

  • LEO BAECK – made in the early days of the Nazi era
  • LEONARD NIMOY – growing up in Boston’s Jewish district

Morning tea available.
$5 donation would be appreciated.

Pre-Limmud Panel

Saturday 9 June, 1:00PM

There Is More Than One Way To Be Jewish. In more recent times a variety of new strands and expressions of Judaism have developed including Reconstructionism which Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky will address, Atheist-Humanist which Mark Cherny will talk to, and Rebecca Forgasz will look at Secular-Cultural Jewish identity.  There is of course a great history in common and a lot of overlap but also a richness and diversity of what we might call ‘grown-up Judaism’!   And there will be time for your questions!

 

Assisted Dying in Jewish Texts

Sunday 4 February, 10:30AM

Rabbi Jonathan introduces the few relevant texts and shows it is by no means as clear cut a matter as you may have thought. Kiddush Hashem (‘sanctification of God’s name’ – dying to preserve God’s values) is not only lauded but mandated in certain situations, and the death penalty is liberally mandated.
Discussion will run until 12pm, with coffee break.