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It’s been a blessing and a joy to spend Shabbat Shalach in Sacramento at Beth Shalom with Rabbis Nancy and David!  “Jews and ‘Roos: Views from Down Under” was the topic I was able to address during the melodic, uplifting service last night.  This morning Donald and I enjoyed a unique condensed-and-yet-kavanah-filled Shacharit led soul-fully by Rabbi Nancy before she welcomed us to share in Torah Study.  We explored courageous exploring – from the “scouts” of our parashah to Traditional Aboriginal Owners supporting Archaeological surveys in remote Australian lands with Donald, to surveying our own “inner landscapes” and sending our focus within to bring the best of ourselves out.  It was a marvelous morning enriched by reconnecting with friends from long ago…

Tomorrow we look forward to reconnecting with others from years gone by – and then to reconnecting with current students!

CURRENT STUDENTS:  FOR CLASSES THIS WEEK please confirm your participation in this week’s classes via email to me mentioning your name, class name and class (Perth) time.  Interested new students are welcome to send an e-mail if you’d like to join a class this week or any time.  Friendly reminder of this week’s classes:

Intermediate Hebrew (Monday 9:30 am Perth time/ that’s Sunday 6:30 pm California),

KM Sydney tentative Private Tutorial (Monday 10:30 am/ 12:30 pm Sydney time),

Exploring Judaism (Monday 7:10 pm Perth time/ 4:10 am California)

Bible From the Beginning– Exodus 20 (8:00 pm Perth Time/ 5:00 am California)

Demystifying the Zohar (Thursday 10:00 am Perth Time/ 7:00 pm California).

More details on our calendar page.     Shavuah Tov!