On Thursday evening 18th April, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the Jewish Ecological Coalition and GreenFaith Australia are hosting a Meat Free Dinner at NOGGA cafe restaurant in Carlisle Street Melbourne (kosher). This is to raise awareness of the Eat Less Meat campaign, and the three environmental organisations and their work, to raise funds for them – and to enjoy a delicious three course meal and meet great people!
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Port Phillip Eco Centre
55A Blessington St, St Kilda (Melbourne) VIC 3182
12.30 – 1 pm shared vegetarian lunch
1 pm Presentation by Neil Baker, CEO Eco Centre
Reports on GreenFaith activities for 2011 and confirmation of GreenFaith 2012 office bearers.
Finish by 2.30 pm
NW edge of St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 200 m from corner of Acland & Barkly Streets in St Kilda
Melways MEL 58 B11
Trams: 64, 67, 78, 79, 96
Train: Balaclava Station (Sandringham line) and walk for 10 minutes
Bus: 600, 922, 923, 246
Street parking also available
RSVP to GFA Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
BYO vegetarian food to share
Invitation to The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) launch of
SHAVU’A TOV Australia’s first Jewish sustainability guide
Sunday 6th November 2011
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Port Phillip Eco Centre
St Kilda Botanical Gardens, NW corner, Mel 58 B11
Guest speaker: Rabbi Shamir Caplan
Kosher afternoon tea
Followed by the JECO AGM
Please join in the celebrations on Sunday 6th November as the Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) officially launches our Shavu’a Tov booklet on Jewish sustainable living. You can get a copy and it’s a great opportunity to meet with others in our community who are involved in environmental awareness and action. See the beautiful original artwork for Shavu’a Tov, enjoy a Kosher afternoon tea and hear about the significance of Australia’s first Jewish sustainable living guide from Rabbi Shamir Caplan.
Monash University. School of English, Communications and Performance Studies and Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology
GreenFaith Australia’s Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black presented at this event.
Friday 28th October 2011
2.00 – 5.00 pm
Monash University, Caulfield, H Building, Room 1.16
Panelists: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black (founding President of Greenfaith Australia), Assoc. Prof. John Bradley (Monash Indigenous Centre), Dr. Padmasiri Da Silva (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology), Prof. Norm Habel (Theology, Flinders University), Elyse Rider (Monash Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies), Dr. Salih Yucel (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology).
RSVP (for catering purposes): Sharon.Elliot@monash.edu.au with subject line: Forum on Religion and Ecology RSVP. This is a free event.
GFA invitation to join the University of the Third Age for
A visit to two synagogues during Sukkot
(the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles)
Monday 17 October 2011. 12 noon – 2.30 pm
Leo Baeck Centre, 31 Harp Road, East Kew
Kew Hebrew Congregation, 53 Walpole Street, Kew
Hosts: Albert Isaacs and Michael Taft (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism) and Tzipi Boroda (Kew Orthodox Hebrew Congregation)
A visit to the two synagogues in Kew, during the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles).
As well as conducted tours of the two synagogues, including an opportunity to discuss the differences between these two forms of Jewish practice, participants got an opportunity to visit the sukkah (a rough booth made of palm leaves) at each synagogue.
The festival of Sukkot commemorates the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert for 40 years after the Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 33:12 – 34:26).
During this festival, Jews build a sukkah which is a reminder both of the booths built in the desert, and also those constructed in the fields at harvest time in the land of Israel. During the week of Sukkot, some Jews do much of their living and eating in the sukkah.
Participants in the tour joined in the spirit of this tradition by partaking of a light luncheon – homemade soup in the KHC sukkah; Glick’s bagels and homemade dips and cake in the LBC sukkah.
Bookings by 10 October, please to: Joan Taylor 9817 6678
Cost: $6 per head.
Centre of Melbourne MultiFaith & Others Network proudly presented:
SHARING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Let’s learn, share and respect our environment together.
A FUN & FREE family evening with a vegetarian meal provided for all.
BRUNSWICK TOWN HALL
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick – 5pm to 8:30pm.
Wednesday, 21st September 2011
RSVP, Project Manager
Jamel Kaur Tel: 0413 425 912