Commemorating together

The Emmy community came together for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Australia Day at Emmy

Our Australia Day celebrations were in full swing this year. Leading up to the 26th, Australian flags and memorabilia were on display, with some classic Aussie snacks in the café Read more

Chanukah Candle lighting 2020

We were very lucky to have Beit Halochem join our Chanukah candle lighting, zooming in from Israel. Read more

Chanukah Concert 2020

Our Chanukah concert looked different this year. For one thing, our performers Central Shule choir didn't use a traditional stage; they were outside while our residents watched from our cafe and balconies. Read more

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day was commemorated online with Rabbi Genende OAM of Caulfield Shule and Year 9 students from Mount Scopus Memorial College. During the session, the group discussed the significance of the day, and the importance of the Shrine of Remembrance as a monument to honour Victorian service and sacrifice. Read more

Safta surprises

Recently, the kinder children from Mount Scopus Gandel Besen House campus surprised Saftas Irene and Lesley with hand-crafted gifts. These acts of kindness were incredibly thoughtful, the children considered our saftas’ visual impairments by using special materials that could be smelt and felt. Read more

Mitzvah Day goes virtual

For the past five years, residents and staff have partnered with Darchei Shalom to bake cakes for Inkerman Housing Estate. Read more

Reducing the risk of falls

We are proud of the strong relationship we share with our partner in allied health, Total Health Physio. The wonderful team at Total Health Physio have shared... Read more

Our generous community

We recently received a surprise donation of flower posies from several community members. This heartfelt gesture was very warmly received by our residents and staff, who enjoyed admiring the bright colourful flowers for weeks. But what made the donation even more special was the fact that ... Read more

Challah baking goes virtual

We were delighted to welcome back Ditta, a loyal volunteer who connected via video call to assist residents as they baked challah bread for the first time in months. Even though she was not physically present, it was wonderful hearing Ditta’s warm voice and ... Read more

Rabbi Stern at Emmy

What a treat it was to have Rabbi Stern come and celebrate Succot with residents this year. Our residents enjoyed watching Rabbi Stern shake the lulav and etrog, fulfilling an important mitzvah. On many occasions, he even joined our residents (virtually) in the succah for afternoon tea. For residents, Read more

Streaming Synagogue Services

We are so grateful for our long-standing relations with St Kilda Shule and Temple Beth Israel. Ensuring our residents receive ongoing dedicated cultural and spiritual care remains a priority for us... Read more