Hamayan of Melbourne are proudly hosting Reb Shlomo Katz from Israel this Tishrei.
Shlomo Katz inspired and uplifted the Kehillah on Rosh Hashana and Shabbos Shuva with his beautiful voice and soul-stirring niggunim.
Rabbi Mordechai Szmerling, spiritual leader of Hamayan, said that it is an honor and a privilege to have Shlomo Katz, a dear friend of his, back in Melbourne, this time with his wife Bina, and baby, Tiferet.
Mr. Howard Finger, President of Hamayan, said that the past year has been a year of amazing growth for the community.
“It is hard to believe that only one year ago, we davenned as a kehillah for the first time, in our new home in North Caulfield (a neighborhood of Melbourne),” he said. “Remarkably, in the past year, we have built a strong daily minyan, host uplifting tefillos on all Shabbosim and Yom Tovim, beautiful, healthy weekly kiddushim, and a weekly Shalosh Seudo.”
Hamayan holds at least five regular weekly shiurim and a weekly Chevrusa Evening. Hamayan also offers musical, literary, Rosh Chodesh, social, creative and various other events, at all times seeking to assist individuals in need.
“Thankfully, we have been able to maintain and extend the special Hamayan atmosphere of warmth, welcome, simcha and integrity,” continues Finger. “Our community is blessed with a special Rabbi and special individuals who make sure that the shul runs smoothly. We welcome new faces, and strive to serve Hashem with honesty and love.”
Hamayan has a reputation as the musical shul of Australia. The shul organizes regular musical events and kumzitzes. This is the second time that Hamayan has brought out Reb Shlomo Katz from Israel for the Yomim Noraim. During the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, Shlomo will hold two concerts in Australia, accompanied by five amazing musicians.
Originating from a family of musicians, Shlomo Katz has composed many beautiful songs and niggunim. Shlomo has released five CDs, and held concerts all over the world. Every time he performs, Shlomo inspires his audiences with beautiful divrei Torah and inspiring stories. In Israel he teaches his students both Nigleh and Chassidus.
Hamayan will be holding two concerts in Melbourne during the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah featuring Shlomo Katz backed up by five musicians. Tickets for these concerts in Melbourne can be reserved by emailing to [email protected] or calling Gary on 0432-492-724 (Melbourne) or by purchasing on line at www.hamayan.org.