Past Events - 2006


What is the future of organised religion in the next generation?

The seminar was held at the Perth Jewish Centre on the afternoon of 30 April. The event was well attended by approximately 50 people with excellent presentations being made by both Revd Dr John Evans, General Secretary, Uniting Church in WA and Rabbi Fred Morgan, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne, Victoria which generated much discussion. The seminar was chaired by Revd Anne Amos, CCJWA.

R to L: Revd Anne Amos, Rabbi Fred Morgan and Revd Dr John EvansTranscript of Revd Dr John Evans' Presentation (A transcript of Rabbi Fred Morgan's presentation was not available.)


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Reflections on Contemporary Israel and its Three Monotheistic Religions


The presentation made by Dr Rowan Strong Strong, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University and Chairperson, Council of Christians and Jews WA Inc. took place on the evening of 14 June and was well attended by approximately 70 people.  We thank Rabbi Davidowitz and his congregation for their generous hospitality in allowing us to hold the event in the Lecture Theatre of the Northern Suburbs Hebrew Congregation.


Revd Dr Rowan Strong, Rambam Fellowship receipient 2006News article as published on the front page of the
Western Australian Jewish newspaper,
The Maccabean
on 14 July 2006


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The Dignity of Difference - How to avoid the clash of civilizations
by Jonathan Sacks

(published by Continuum, ISBN 0 8264 6397 5, 2002-2003, re-printed 2005)


A book study held over three Tuesdays in August was led by Dr Rowan Strong, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University and Chairperson, Council of Christians and Jews WA Inc.


Book Review of "The Dignity of Difference" by Rabbi Charles L. Arian of The Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Kristallnacht Service


The Kristallnacht Memorial Service was held at Temple David, Mt Lawley on the afternoon of Sunday, 12 November. The address was given by the Hon. David K. Malcolm QC AC, Professor of Law at Notre Dame University and Lt-Governor of Western Australia with readings by Council members of CCJWA.  The beautiful and reflective musical interludes were sung by Ken and Judith Arkwright, accompanied by organist, Elizabeth Pascoe.The memorial candles lit for those who lost their lives in the Shoah



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