This year we celebrate with Andrew Sward, Chatan Torah; Ginny Klooger Kallah Bereishit; Tamara Kay, Junior Kallah Torah and Abby Goldstein, Junior Kallah Bereishit. These exceptional volunteers have contributed to our congregational programming and our youth programs and we are grateful to them and by extension, to their families, for their time and commitment.
I would also like to highlight something I shared with you in my Yom Kippur Morning Sermon. Many of you were there and responded positively, albeit with deep concern, for the rise of Anti-semitism in our Melbourne Jewish Community. In my sermon, I referred to #SHOWUPFORSHABBAT.
This campaign began last year after the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, where 11 shule go-ers, just like us, were tragically and innocently gunned down for being Jewish. The weekend after the mass shooting, the American Jewish Community encouraged people, in solidarity, to go to shule. To not deviate from their routine.
This year, #SHOWUPFORSHABBAT will be on the weekend corresponding to the actual massacre. We at TBI will be part of this campaign and we encourage you to #SHOWUPFORSHABBAT. The dates for #SHOWUPFORSHABBAT are 25-27 October as we Gather, Remember and Act. More information will be in the Rabbi's desk email and the Kol Yisrael supplement next week.