SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 7PM
LBCinema 2015/5775 Season
2013, Poland. 82 mins
Poland 1962. Anna is a beautiful eighteen year old orphan, preparing to become a nun. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her mother's sister Wanda. The two women embark on a voyage of discovery of each other and their past. Her aunt, she learns, was a hardline Communist state prosecutor, notorious for sentencing priests and others to death. Anna learns that her real name is Ida, and she sets out on a journey to uncover her roots and confront the truth about her family.
IDA is followed by supper and short s’lichot service with shofar, to help prepare for the New Year. This is a powerful service, finishing by 10pm. Entry: $10
The William Kaye Memorial Study in Israel Scholarship 2016-2017
A scholarship fund has been established in the memory of the late Hon. William Kaye AO, a long-standing member of the Leo Baeck Centre, to assist people to study in and develop their relationship with Israel. It is particularly intended to assist those who would otherwise struggle to fund such a study visit.
Eligibility: Any person of any religion who is resident in Australia or 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.
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