Messages from the Rabbi: Archives

February 2019 – Letter to the Community from Rabbi Shneur

Dear friends, After immense self-reflection and considerable discussion, I have decided to retire as the rabbi of Ark Centre. The reasons are varied and I’d like to share some of…

February 2019 – A Message about Holocaust Memorial Day

Dear friends, On 27 January the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Growing up in Melbourne, home to the largest number of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel, the Holocaust was…

February 2019

Dear friends, Very often I find myself engaged in the deconstruction of worldviews and beliefs.  To deconstruct is to take apart layer by layer by proving false the dogma on…

February 2019

Dear friends, Over the break, I reconnected with Yuval Harari through his books and talks to an almost obsessive degree. His clarity of mind, honesty and humility combine in a…

December 2018, Parshat Vayigash

Dear Friends, This week's Parsha is Parshat Vayigash. Vayigash picks up in the middle of the story of the reunification of Joseph and his brothers. The Parsha begins by recounting…