The children-in-shule dilemma

Coming to shule on Shabbat is a different experience to coming to shule on a weekday. It’s a family affair: for many people, the entire family comes – Mum, Dad and the kids. Every Jewish parent knows, if you want you children to grow up with a strong affiliation for …

Advocacy – get involved

Only one week to go, to the advocacy seminar and public lecture at the Jewish Centre. It’s one thing to get upset about anti-Semitic comments by leaders or attacks on Israel or our community, and to discuss these amongst ourselves, but the best response is to get up and DO …

Rationalising scarce resources

The article below is an exceptionally relevant piece of commentary, that is well worth taking the time to read.  Michael Freund is a well known Jewish leader who has worked to bring isolated Jewish communities in remote diaspora locations to Israel and reconnect them with Jewish tradition.  He also worked …

Media Paradox

I didn’t want to write this post.  Midway through last week Jewgle Perth received a comment about an alleged “scandal” at Carmel School.  We were challenged that if we considered ourselves to be a credible source of media about events in the Jewish community of Perth, we were obliged to report …