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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  2023


Saturday January 29, 11 am – Interfaith nature service led by Rabbi Keren-Black, and then lunch, Malmsbury Botanical Gardens.


Saturday March 11, 2 pm – purim party at Rotary Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo.


Saturday April 8, 12 pm – model seder at West End Hall, Castlemaine.


Sunday May 21, 10 am – shavuot themed discussion, service and lunch, Rotary Gateway Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat.

Saturday  July 15, 10 am – study session and shabbat torah service led by Rabbi Morgan, and then lunch, Kangaroo Flat.

Sunday August 20, 12 pm – AGM, lunch and social event, details tbc

Saturday September 23, 10 am – shabbat shuvah study session, service and lunch, West End Hall, Castlemaine.

Sunday October 8, 12 pm – lunch then sukkot celebration, Epsom (Bendigo).


Sunday December 10, 2pm – chanukah celebration, West End Hall, Castlemaine.


Enquiries to or David Kram (0412 114 725)

Memory Lane 2022


Interfaith nature-themed Shabbat

in the Malmsbury Botanical Gardens

with Rabbi Jonathan Keren Black. 


Purim party in Castlemaine

fancy dress, Haman tashen

and megillat ester reading


Model seder

in Castlemaine

May - shavuot-themed

discussion day

in Kangaroo Flat


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.


sukkot celebration in Bendigo


torah service and discussion forum, led by Rabbi Fred Morgan. in Kangaroo Flat

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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. (


Chanukiah unveiling

and chanukah

Great Stupa Peace Garden


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