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kehillat s'dot zahav (KSZ) is an incorporated association of Progressive Jews and those identifying with Progressive Judaism in or associated with the Goldfields region of Central Victoria, Australia. KSZ is affiliated with Progressive Judaism Victoria and the Union of Progressive Judaism. It is a small community with around eight events per year, held in community halls, members' homes or the open air. Members and visitors come from Bendigo, Castlemaine, Ballarat area, Kyneton area, Melbourne and Shepparton. KSZ, with a strong interfaith remit,  also offers events  geared towards interfaith participation.

kehillat (from kehillah) = community or congregation. s'dot = fields. zahav = gold
Events  2022


Saturday February 19, 11 am – Interfaith nature service led by Rabbi Keren-Black, and then lunch, Malmsbury Botanical Gardens.


Sunday March 20, 2 pm – purim party at Rotary Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo.


Saturday April 9, 4 pm – model seder at West End Hall, Castlemaine.


Sunday June 5, 10 am – shavuot themed discussion, service and lunch, Rotary Gateway Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat.


Sunday August 21, 12 pm – AGM, lunch and social event, Great Stupa, Bendigo.


Saturday October 1, 10 am – shabbat shuvah study session, service and lunch, West End Hall, Castlemaine.


Sunday October 16, 12 pm – lunch then sukkot celebration, Epsom (Bendigo).


Saturday November 26, 10 am – study session and shabbat torah service led by Rabbi Morgan, and then lunch, Kangaroo Flat.


Sunday December 18, evening – chanukah celebration, Castlemaine.


Enquiries to or David Kram (0412 114 725)

chanukah celebration!
Sunday December 5, 2021, 2 pm
Rotary Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo. (Map) for information and registration.
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Tu B'Shvat Shabbat in the Malmsbury Botanical Gardens with Rabbi Jonathan Keren Black. 

Cropped Photo taken by Max Lesser-page-0

Shavuot themed Shabbat service in Castlemaine. 

Thanks to those who made 2021
such a success, despite covid!


Purim party in Castlemaine - fancy dress, Haman tashen and megillat ester reading in English


Model seder in Castlemaine


ledor vador - unveiling of memorial in Jewish section of historic White Hills Cemetery, Bendigo, organised by the Hon. Howard Nathan.


shavuot-themed online discussion forum led by Jerome Winston, looking into Rabbi Keren-Black's recently published Principles of Modern Judaism.

Phone: 0412 114 725 (David Kram)

Become a member? Click here for more information.


What is Judaism?

Jewish conception of God: One and indivisible, transcendent and immanent, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Source of the Moral Law; a God of justice and mercy Who demands that human beings shall practise justice and mercy in their dealings with one another. (Tobias. P/Keren-Black, J: A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century (2011)

What is Progressive Judaism?

The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), established in London in 1926, is the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.8 million members in more than 50 countries. (


Online AGM


Online shabbat shuvah with study session then morning and afternoon services incorporating elements from rosh hashanah and yom kippur, enlivened by many musical video clips from Israel, the US and other countries.

CONTACT US or (0412) 114 725 (David)


Online sukkot service, also including video clips of sukkot in Israel. 


Online torah service and discussion forum, led by Rabbi Fred Morgan.


chanukah party in Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo (see above).

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