Entries by Amanda Hassett

Hard-wired for Hope in the Midst of Despair

Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky Beit Shalom Synagogue, Adelaide South Australia A few weeks ago, just around the time that parts of Queensland and New South Wales burst into flame, the ABC reported that not a single drop of rain had fallen on Queensland in the last 24 hours. Not in the parched south, not in the […]

Reflecting on 25 Years as a Rabbi

Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky Beit Shalom Synagogue, Adelaide South Australia A joke for Kol Nidre: on the eve of Yom Kippur, the rabbi, cantor and president of a large synagogue are kidnapped by terrorists. The terrorists tell the three Jewish leaders that they will be executed, but that all three have been granted a last wish. […]

Soul, Role and Context—a sermon for Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky Nothing says Monday morning like an email from the Ethnic Schools Association with the subject line “new and updated policies.” This particular email included a 409-page attachment with updates to 25 existing policies and five new ones. My favourite new policy was the “criminal background check” policy, apparently necessary in addition to […]

ABRAHAM TOBIAS BOAS 1842 –1923

(Presented at the May 17 meeting of the SA Council of Christians and Jews by Merrilyn Ades) Just from what I have read about this wonderful man, I have a warm feeling for him.  He was not an ordained rabbi, but came to Australia a reverend or minister. Abraham Boas was born in Amsterdam in […]