Service Times:
9:15 Shacharit
10:00 Children's Service
Rabbi Franklin will facilitate an interactive shiur following services.
Welcome to Or Chadash!

Modern Orthodox community in Sydney where
all are welcome.
If you are in need of Shabbat hospitality, please
Lior Misrachi and let us know:
Your name
Number of adults
Number of children
Dates/meals required
Contact phone #
Contact email address
Any special dietary requirements

Monday Evening Shiur
Jonathan Erlich is hosting a chevrutah on Monday nights at 8:30pm at his house. If you are interested, contact him directly.
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Upcoming Events
11 December, 8pm: "Why the Chinese are Interested in the Jews?"
Prof Xu Xin is the head of the Jewish Studies program at Nanjing University and a world renowned expert on Chinese Jewry. He was personally instrumental in establishing Jewish Studies departments in 13 Chinese universities. Eileen Franklin first met him when she presented a paper at an Interfaith Dialogue on Judaism, Christianity and Confucianism at Sandung University, China. Prof Xu Xin became interested in Judaism following his doctorate on American literature. He went on to translate the Encyclopedia Judaica into Chinese. Prof Xu Xin will be visiting Australia for the first time, although he has travelled extensively throughout the world lecturing on the Jews and China. Although a non-Jewish Marxist, Xu Xin has a deep love for the Jews and the Jewish religion. He has also helped to promote relations between Israel and China and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bar Ilan University. He will be speaking under the auspices of Or Chadash on Thursday 11 December at Hamakom on Dover Road, Rose Bay at 8pm. His topic, which has attracted record attendances throughout the Jewish world, will be "Why the Chinese are interested in the Jews?". Both Israel and Australia have been focused on developing a connection with China. Here is a one-off opportunity to hear a fascinating talk on a fascinating subject. Entry fee of $10 is payable at the door. However, to guarantee entry please RSVP to

1 December: Or Chadash AGM. Please save the date.

28-30 November: Enjoyed Limmud Oz or Yom Limmud? Consider a weekend of learning delights at Limmud Fest.

23 November, 7pm: Bnei Akiva's 65th birthday celebrations; call Michelle at 0419369900 to book a table.

From 29 October: the first of 8 IVRIT! classes will be held at Waverly Library. $70/8 classes or pre-book a casual class for $70. Beginners stream 6.45-7.45 pm; intermediate/advanced stream 7.45 pm-8.45 pm. Contact or 9360 6300 for further details.
Thursday 4 December 2014
Happy birthday to Eitan Misrachi!

Thursday 20 November 2014
Happy birthday Nathalie Hazan and Benjamin Camissar, and mazel tov to Chava and Ari Kuchar on the birth of a nephew!

Thursday 13 November 2014
Mazel tov to Sara Erlich on being Bat Mitzvah, happy birthday to Jacquie Seeman Charak, and welcome back Rabbi and Eileen Franklin!

Thursday 6 November 2014
Happy birthday Davi Charak!

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Mazel tov to Kylie, David and Nathan on the birth of a gorgeous boy, Joshua Jesse. Please sign up to take the family a meal. The Brit Mila will take place on Thursday 30 October at 8.30 am, 102 Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse, near the corner of Old South Head Rd and Laguna St.

Happy birthday Eli Zaid!

Thursday 23 October 2014
Wishing a long life to the Abeshouse and Eisenberg families on the passing of Barry Abeshouse's mother, Tabley Abeshouse.
Happy birthday Miriam Westbrook (in London) and Joy Steiner!

Monday 13 October 2014
Mazal tov to the chatanim - Chatan Torah David Kliman and Chatan Bereishit Ari Baram!
Join us this Shabbat when Michael Shapiro will be leyning for us for the last time before he and his family return to the US.

JewishCare has recently launched a new initiative: the Affiliated Professionals Program. JewishCare is a not-for-profit organisation which supports members of the Jewish community in many ways eg Aged Care, Disability, Mental Health and Well being, Family Support (including the Domestic Violence Program and Prison Outreach). In addition to other issues, many of its clients experience financial difficulties and have reported that they often cannot afford to access professional services. In response to this, JewishCare is calling on professionals in the community who would consider offering occasional services to those in need on a pro-bono or Medicare only basis. Please contact Charmaine Silove at or 02 9302 8024.

Or Chadash is proud to be a part of Project Zug. Project Zug is an innovative Israel-based international initiative that would love to engage you in hevruta learning using modern technology. Project Zug will pair you up with someone from elsewhere around the world to learn at your own level in a language that is comfortable for you. Each pair will schedule their own online video conversation at a time convenient to their schedules. Go to for further details. Please contact us if you would like to be involved.