Monthly Archives: January 2017


Invitation to special screening of popular Israeli series SILVER PLATTER

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5th 6.16-9.15pm at LBC


2017 sees the reintroduction of our popular ‘Israel Awareness Group’ (IAG) as a stream of our Bet Midrash (House of Study) program in conjunction with ARZA, our Progressive Zionist Movement.  IAG’s goal is to offer opportunities to understand the opportunities and challenges of the Jewish State in the modern world, from a wide variety of in-depth perspectives over time.  


The first event is the showing of two episodes of the Israeli TV analysis of Israeli’s political and economic basis and direction, Silver Platter, watched by 1 million Israelis when screened in late  2015, and presented by the New Israel Fund Australia (NIF).

The evening commences at 6.15, and after each episode there will be some discussion led by NIF Executive Director Liam Getreu.  There will be a vegetarian Pizza dinner provided.  Cost $10. 


2017-08-09T18:54:29+10:00January 22nd, 2017|Past Events|

High Court Rules for Women

In landmark decision, High Court rules for women’s Western Wall prayer

Government given 30 days to show ‘good cause’ why women can’t read from Torah scrolls at the holy site.


In a landmark High Court decision Wednesday, the state was given 30 days to find “good cause” why a woman may not read aloud from a Torah scroll as part of prayer services at the Western Wall.  The sweeping decision, jointly addressing three petitions on related topics, ruled that assuming the government cannot find “good cause,” not only may women read from the Torah at the Western Wall, but also that the government may no longer argue that the Robinson’s Arch area of the plaza constitutes “access to the Western Wall.” The court did not address a January 2016 government decision to build a permanent pluralistic prayer pavilion in the Robinson’s Arch area, which is currently also an archaeological park.


2017-07-21T03:46:44+10:00January 12th, 2017|News|
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