Activities

Cultural

Cremorne Synagogue has guest speakers from time to time. Recent examples are:

• author Alan Gold, Rabbi Aron Moss, Dovi Rappaport, Rabbi Ben Elton.

• UIA North Shore Representative provides regular updates  and insights on Israel.

• a Jewish short film festival was held in November 2013

Social

Social activities in Cremorne are organised to celebrate all the major festivals as well as other social and cultural functions.

• Succot is marked with a communal dinner in the Succah at the Rabbi’s house, with a special guest speaker.,

• Simchat Torah features a lively celebration and lavish Kiddush in the evening followed by more celebrations on the day itself,

• Shavuot features a traditional “milchik” dinner – a gastronomic highlight of the year, followed by a late night study session which caters for all interests.

• Purim features a fancy dress party for children and adults in the evening, and when Purim falls on a weekend, we have a special luncheon with a Purim Spiel put on by the members

• Chanukah features a “donut” party and chanukiah lighting ceremony, focussed on the children

• Shabbatons are held regularly throughout the year, often with an emphasis on the youth and young adults in the community

Adult Education

For those interested in expanding their knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew, Cremorne offers a class or Shiur nearly every day of the week.

The erudite teachings of Rabbi Chaim Koncepolski help members understand the essence of Judaism and relate the lessons from the T’nach, Talmud and Rashi to our everyday life.

Even the occasional shulegoer will find much of value in Cremorne’s education classes. A highlight of the year is the Tikkun Leil on Shavuot, where members excel in researching and delivering lectured of great interest on a wide variety of Jewish topics. Cremorne Shule also has an excellent library for those who wish to study in their spare time or in a quiet moment between services.

During 2014 the Melton Jewish learning program commenced, Primary school and Adult conversational Hebrew started whilst Kabbalah Meditation sessions have been continuing since 2013.