Being Happyness

Thanks to all who prepared, attended and participated in our recent event.

It was an enjoyable, enlightening and social evening - with great food (as has become somewhat of a hallmark for our events!)

Next Public Event: Being Happyness, 15/11/12@7pm

Being Happiness

A Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Perspective

Join this warm and friendly discussion with Abhay Awasthi, Jasbir Singh and Julian Bamford as they share their spiritual tradition, personal observations and experience on the path to happy-ness.


Thursday 15 November 2012


@7.00pm Supper

A vegetarian plate to share will be welcome
@7.30-9pm Discussion

Followed by audience questions


St John’s Uniting Church, side entrance
, 567 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

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Next Committee Meeting

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 
5 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North
Thurs 25th Oct, 7.30-9.00pm.
Contact for more details if wishing to attend.

Next Committee Meeting

Private address in Caulfield North.
 4th Oct, 7.30-9.00pm.
Contact for more details if wishing to attend.

When Passover meets Easter and Shavuot meets Pentecost - Jewish and Christian perspectives

Approximately 30 people joined us for fascinating and friendly experience where we heard Christian and Jewish perspectives on Easter and Passover.

Rabbi Shamir Caplan spoke of what Pasech stands for and highlighted the opportunity it provides to reflect on a number of themes, including, the birth of nation, freedom from oppression, the moral duty which should influence our conduct toward others, the importance of family and the value in our questioning and engaging. We also heard of the importance of humility and the need for us all to cleanse the 'leven' from our lives.

David Schutz, Executive Officer, Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Catholic Archdioces of Melbourne explained some of the aspects of Easter that relate to elements of Passover. In the Easter Vigil, the new fire (and the candle lighted from it) are seen as images of the pillar of fire and cloud that the people followed through the wilderness. The crossing of the Red Sea is taken to be an image of Baptism: by going down into the water, those who are baptised are buried with Christ. By coming out of it, they enter into the freedom of the people of God.

These informative discussions were preceded and followed by mingling and delicious supper.

Thanks to all those who supported the event - we look forward to the next one.

When Passover meets Easter and Shavout meets Pentecost

Women's Interfaith Seder

To celebrate the Jewish Festival of Passover

131-133 Hawthorn Rd
Caulfied North
Tues 27 Mar 12
7.00 pm

$20 / $15 concession - includes kosher Passover-style meal

Limited places - Bookings Required Ph 9523 0535 /