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So far Rimma has created 45 blog entries.

The New Teen Age with Dr Ginni Mansberg

How can you raise tweens and teens in today’s world to feel confident and strong? Dr Ginni shared her best evidence-based strategies for raising happy, healthy humans in our rapidly changing world. Why are today's

The Hitler Haggadah

‘The Americans came in great haste’ are the opening words of The Hitler Haggadah, a fascinating retelling of the Passover story told from the perspective of North African Jews during World War II. The Hitler

Purim – Celebrating in Difficult Times

I’ve always loved the irreverent, carnivalesque side of Purim - the colourful masks and costumes, the street parades, the rowdy festive atmosphere at shul, the drinking (it’s a mitzvah!), the unabashed generosity of mishloach manot

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Join the SJWF and Anne Sebba, the author of the gripping new biography recounting the tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed for espionage-related crimes during the Cold War following one of the most

The Promise with Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize in 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town. Damon

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz with Lucy Adlington

British dress historian and author Lucy Adlington joined the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival to share the true story of the women and girls who sewed to survive the Holocaust. At the height of the Holocaust

Communal Mapping Project

Young Adult Engagement (ages 20-40) Shalom is undertaking a Communal Mapping Project focussing on Young Adult Engagement (Ages 20-40) across our Sydney Jewish Community. We would like to ask you to complete the following survey.

Brewing Mindfulness

Joining the Adamama team, I’ve been learning a lot about how to care for the land. And to honour the start of 5782 – which is a Shmitah year – I’d like to care for

Shmitah: A year to rest, reset and reflect 

By Mitch Burnie  Shmitah is first mentioned in the Torah in Exodus 23:10-11. “And six years you shall sow your land, and you shall gather in its produce. And the seventh year you shall release it

Walking Meditation for Rosh Hashana 5782

Rosh Hashana this year will be . . . different. Without shule or family gathering we have to adapt and find new ways to connect to this moment.   This idea of this meditation practice