The William Kaye Memorial Study in Israel Scholarship 2015
Hon. Bill Kaye was a leading Victorian Judge and a longstanding member of our Community. His family have established the William Kaye Memorial Scholarship to assist those wishing to study in Israel. To date it has selected 8 people of various ages and backgrounds to develop a deeper understanding and relationship with Israel. It has one round of applications each year, the closing date for the next being 30th April 2015, but applications are being received now.
Eligibility: Any person of any religion who is resident in Australia and New Zealand may apply. They must plan to undertake a study program in Israel for 16 days or more, of which at least half must be on a formal study course. The course and its institution must be open, just and equitable to students and must not denigrate any group or approach to Judaism.
Award: The total annual sum is usually $6000 and it is expected that the award amounts may be between $2000 and $3000
Applications: Applications are invited immediately, the deadline being 30th April 2015.
Welcome to The Leo Baeck Centre
We pride ourselves on being the centre for Judaism in the Eastern Suburbs. We are not just a synagogue but indeed a community centre, where we offer education for all ages, culture: arts, music, dance, film, community, friendship, food as well as powerful and uplifting services, prayer and spiritual search and engagement. Leo Baeck was a revered leader of the German Jewish community who anticipated the Nazi destruction and helped many people leave for safer places - including Melbourne. We are proud to carry his name.
Although we are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2009, we are still an energetic and enthusiastic community with a complete spread of ages from newborn to almost 100. We number around 300 households, and they include people with orthodox and progressive backgrounds, mixed families, single parent families, students and young people - you name it! We believe that 'all are created in the image of God', female and male, regardless of race, colour or belief, or sexual orientation. We hope you will be comfortable with us.
I am delighted to be the full-time Rabbi of this wonderful community. I arrived in January 2003 from Britain with my wife Sue and our two children, Naomi and Adam. The kids now attend The King David School, the proud achievement of Rabbi John Levi and the Victorian Union of Progressive Judaism, of which we are an important constituent.
You have visited our virtual community - why not come along and visit us in person!
Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black