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Not the Last Supper for Jews and Anglicans

Not the Last Supper for Jews and Anglicans

28 October 2011

Leaders and members of the Anglican and Jewish communities broke bread together on Tuesday night in celebration of the fourth annual Fellowship Meal of Jews and Anglicans. Approximately 80 people attended the event, which was held at Beth Weizmann.

Jewish Community Council of Victoria President John Searle welcomed attendees and said: “The Jewish Community has invited the Anglican community into our home for a meal. What could be better than breaking bread together?” He added that the dinner was a good opportunity for the two communities to learn more about one another and the common issues that we face.

The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, led Grace and labelled the relationship between the two communities “a good model for other parts of world”.

Educator Michael Cohen from the Jewish Holocaust Centre delivered an address about faith in the context of the Holocaust, while Reverend Hans Christiansen spoke about the value of interfaith work and the Charter for Compassion. Both speakers were praised with lengthy applause.

Entertainment at the event was provided by Cantor Aaron Max who delighted the audience with his rich baritone voice and a program that included both operatic and cantorial music.

Although this event has been a highlight in both communities’ calendars for the last several years, at its conclusion many attendees were heard to remark that this had been the most successful one yet.

For further information contact Michelle Coleman on 9272 5579.

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