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Well, we are certainly all looking forward to a New Year.

Many in our community have faced real challenges this past year, as well as many great blessings too. We have absolute faith that the year to come will be a step upwards and a turn for the better for all of us. And we pray that the entire world will come out of this challenging time with a renewed commitment to goodness and love.

Nefesh is here for you. We are offering spiritual connection for everyone in our community for this coming holidays, in a way that is appropriate for each person's individual needs and levels of comfort. 

We are fortunate to be using the Flood St Shul again this year. There will be a range of services, and you can choose which suits you best. Some services will include children, and others not. We will be holding several Yizkor services on Yom Kippur, so anyone who wishes can attend.

The booking process is more complicated this year. To help make it clearer, here are the four options you can choose from:

  1. Pray at home. For those not comfortable to attend services, Nefesh will provide inspirational resources to make your Yom Tov meaningful. Please email rabbimoss@nefesh.com.au to receive.
     
  2. Come to a part of the service. Choose a time-slot that suits you, to participate in a section of the service, which will include a sermon, familiar prayers and/or Yizkor.
      
  3. Stay the full day in Shul. If you’d like to spend the entire Yom Kippur day in Shul, you will have the option to stay from 9am-6:30pm. 

You can choose the options you want for yourself, and you can add more options for others you are booking for.

If you have any difficulties booking, please email office@nefesh.com.au and we will respond as soon as possible. 

NOTE: We are not charging for seats in shul this year. We are asking you to take up membership and/or donate whatever amount you can. Even if you don’t intend to come to any High Holiday services. Our community relies on your support to survive.

BUILDING UPDATE

We are very excited that our new centre on Roscoe St is almost ready. We hope to be there in a few short months, and pray that the opening of the new shul will coincide with the ability to congregate in larger numbers, so we can truly come together again.

I am pleased to say that we have recently had great success with fundraising for the build, including a government grant of $440,000. We are down to the last million dollars to complete the building in full. Look out for our "Buy a Brick" campaign coming soon, which will offer opportunities for dedications in the building.

Finally, if there is any way in which we can support you during this time, please reach out to us. We are here for you always.

With blessings of good health and a sweet new year,

Rabbi Aron and Nechama Dina Moss


The following COVID protocols will be maintained throughout the High Holidays.

  • Only booked congregants will be allowed entry
  • Each service is limited to 100 people
  • The seating will be distanced 1.5 metres. You can sit at any seat that is marked with a green sticker
  • You should arrive on time and remain in your seat for the duration of the service
  • There is to be no congregating in or outside the shul
  • Masks and hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance
  • You must not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • You must not attend if you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • You must not attend if you are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test