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Art Connected is a one-day visual art event connecting you directly with emerging artists. Sunday May 1st 11.00 - 5.00 at the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre, 7 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick. Entry $5. Art Connected is proudly supported by the City Of Glen Eira. Click here for flyer
Kedem Yom Ha'atzmaut Event Thursday May 12th at 7.00 pm at Sinbar - 94 Poath Road Hughesdale. Kedem invites you to tour Israel through beautiful Israeli songs. Tour guide is Brett Kaye with co-hosts Vered Harel and Simon Starr. $20 Kedem members, $25 non members $45 inclusive dinner (A la carte dinner available). Bookings from April 19th on 0410531593 or 98225802. Click here for flyer
Kedem's Annual Retreat will be held Fri 3rd - Sun 5th June 2016 at the beautiful El Kanah village in Marysville. Please call them on 59633600 to book and pay direct asap. To read more please click here
Kedem is a community where we enjoy being Jewish.
Our slogan is Joyful Jewish Life and that is our aim – to create a vibrant community of people who come together in lots of different ways to celebrate, live, learn and have fun.
We welcome people from diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles.
Shabbat and all Chaggim are celebrated with joy, song and food!!
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Join us in a wide range of services and activities
· Shabbat services on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 am
· Kabbalat Shabbat our relaxed shared Shabbat dinners on the second Friday of each month in a private home
· Service for the Soul - Shabbat gatherings with meditative, contemplative, renewal style services on the 4th Shabbat morning of the month in a private home
· festival services and celebrations for all ages, with engaging activities that bring the Torah to life
· a vibrant, engaging Bar/Bat Mitzvah program
· many different social functions, e.g. theatre group, book club, bike rides, film nights, brunches, an annual retreat, museum tours and progressive dinners
· social justice activities aiming to ‘repair our world’
· educational and learning sessions for all ages
· The Whole Megillah, our quarter yearly newsletter and E-kedem our fortnightly e-bulletin
· a caring committee that does acts of Gemilut Chasadim (kindness), for example, visiting the sick, or providing hospitality and food
COMING UP THIS MONTH
Saturday 2nd April: - Regular Shabbat Service 10.00 am at KDS.
Friday 8th April: - Kabbalat Shabbat at the home of Judith & Alex Field at 6.45 for 7.00pm service and singing, followed by candle lighting, Kiddush and in true Kedem style we will share a 'pot luck' vegetarian dinner. Service led by Shannyn Gelbart. Contact Rachel Ben David by email on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday 16th April: - Regular Shabbat Service 10.00 am at KDS.
Sunday 17th April: - Pesach Workshop 10.00-12.00 led by Jewish cultural Guide Shelley Cohney who will guide us through some innovative Pesach cooking. Bookings essential. Venue at a private home in East Malvern. Kedem members $10 non members $15.00
Saturday 23rd April: - First Day Pesach Festival Service 10.00 am at KDS. First day Pesach at Kedem will be based on the Jewish Renewal style that the Service for the Soul group has been doing at their monthly Shabbat morning services. The Pesach morning service will incorporate chanting, meditation and percussion instruments. Opportunities for reflection, relaxation and making music will be uplifting for all. Come along and participate in the usual Yom Tov Shabbat morning service, with a Torah service and Hallel delivered a bit differently. We hope that you will feel the joy of the Pesach and Shabbat in a heart warming and inspiring way! Drash will be delivered by Sarah Fife.
Please note that there will be activities for children at 10 am in the library.
Friday 29th April: - Seventh Day Pesach Festival service 10.00 am at KDS
Check out the Kedem Google Calendarthe for details.