The Synagogue schedules the following regular educational events:
- Bar-Mitzvah Club
- Bat-Mitzvah lessons / classes
- Rabbi’s Shiur
Families with boys coming up for Bar-Mitzvah may elect to chose a Bar-Mitzvah teacher of their own, or otherwise Rabbi Rubinfeld, or Baal-Koreh and Outreach Manager Ronny Kowadlo are happy to teach. This can be arranged via initial contact with the Synagogue office, then subsequently with the person involved.
Irrespective of the Bar-Mitzvah teacher, whether outside or not, all boys are welcome to the Rabbi’s Bar-Mitzvah club, which enjoys great popularity for both its educational value, its camaraderie amongst the boys, and the Rabbi’s sense of humour and supper served.
For further details, please contact the Synagogue office on 9866 2255 or click the button below to send an email.
Bat-Mitzvah classes are available through the Synagogue contact the office on 9866 2255
Each Tuesday evening, the Rabbi holds a “shiur” for those members interested. Sessions have become increasingly popular both again, as with the Bat-Mitzvah Club, for their educational and social benefits. Shiurim may cover a variety of topics, from issues regarding the Synagogue service, through discussions on Jewish ethics, Holydays, religious observances, Jewish literature etc.
All are welcome – no prior knowledge or expertise is required, but you can be sure of an enjoyable and interesting time.
Please contact the Synagogue office on 9866 2255 or contact the Rabbi directly for details. In addition, MHC periodically runs Lecture Series on a variety of interesting topics. Currently, the Lecture Series is in recess.
MHC runs regular Shabbat services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, and a regular Thursday early morning service.
Friday evening services are often held in the intimacy of the Minor (Herscu) Synagogue, and generally last between ¾ hr and 1 hr. They are a lovely day to end the week, with the camaraderie of a group of regular congregants, with all congregants welcome.
In the summer months, as Shabbat begins late, those Friday evening services are held relatively early, approximately 6 pm, before sunset, and therefore are abbreviated services lasting some 20-30 minutes, which also allows congregants to drive home before Shabbat actually begins. In the winter months, services are held starting between 5 and 5.30 pm.
Saturday morning services are held in the main Shule, often with a simcha such as a Bar-Mitzvah or wedding callup involved, often with the Synagogue choir in attendance, and are followed by a Kiddush in the upstairs (Winton) hall. In winter, cholent is also served at the Kiddush!
The Thursday morning services, to which of course all are welcome, are held in the Minor (Herscu) Synagogue. They are attended by a dedicated group of regulars including residents from the nearby St Kilda Rd area, business people prior to going to their city offices, and some retired congregants. The service is then followed by a catered breakfast in the Boardroom, and is a lovely way to start the day.
Other services are of course held throughout the year, including Rosh Chodesh, and all the major and minor Festivals and Fasts.
A full schedule of both the Principal Festivals and the Full Events Calendar listing all services can be found on this website.