2018 National Police Remembrance Day, Shepparton

National Police Remembrance Day was observed in Shepparton at Shepparton Baptist Church on 28 September 2018. Victorian Police leadership and local community members were in attendance. The service was led by local Police Chaplain Rev. Richard Horton.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur will be observed by the Jewish Community on Wednesday, 19 September. It is a day of fasting and atonement. Yom Kippur, which dates from biblical times, is referenced in three separate passages in the Torah. The Torah refers to Yom Kippur as Shabbat Shabbaton, “a Sabbath of complete rest,” while the Talmud denotes Yom Kippur simply as Yoma, “The Day.” Yom Kippur 2018 will begin in the evening of 18 September and ends in the evening of Wednesday 19 September.
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Shepparton: Bendigo Mosque Event

bgo-prepnMuslims have been proud to make Bendigo their home since the Goldrush, contributing to the community and the economy of Victoria’s third-largest city for more than 120 years. With the combination of community support, the celebration of diversity and openness, and the city’s rich history and culture, the Bendigo Islamic Community Centre will be constructed near Bendigo Airport. A fundraiser will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018, at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

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Jewish New Year – Rosh HaShanah

Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning the “beginning [of] the year” is the Jewish New Year.

What greetings are appropriate on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur?

On Rosh HaShanah, we can say “Shanah tovah um’tukah,” which means “May you have a good and sweet new year.” The greeting can be shortened to “Shanah tovah” (“A good year”). As on any happy holiday or festival, we can say “Chag sameach!” (“Happy holiday!”).

Another traditional greeting for both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is a Yiddish greeting, “Gut yontif,” which means “Wishing you a good holiday.”

Special greetings on Yom Kippur include “G’mar chatima tovah,” which means, “May you be inscribed (or sealed) for good [in the Book of Life],” and “tzom kal,” which is used to wish others an “easy fast.”

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