She’ela Festival is being held at Caulfield Hebrew Congregation 572 Inkerman Rd, North Caulfield. Several spaces will be utilised and the room allocation for each session is indicated in the program schedule.
* DOWNSTAIRS: Hall, Shul Foyer and Main shul
* UPSTAIRS: Small Shul and Boardroom
Please do not wander into other areas of the venue without permission.
A security gaurd will be present throughout the day. Parking is available in the surrounding streets.
On arrival please proceed to the registration desk which will be open all day from 8.30am. This is regardless of what time you arrive or whether you have pre-booked tickets online. Participants will be provided with a wristband that should be worn at all times.
The program is flexible to enable people to arrive at any time and stay for as long as they want. Activities occur throughout the day from 8.30am to 8.30pm. In most time slots there are up to 4 different sessions to choose from, whilst some sessions are for all participants to attend (e.g. The 'Mouth'). Most sessions run for 45 minutes unless otherwise indicated. A 15 minute break is allocated between sessions for changeover, mingling or just to chill out. The program is subject to change but will be updated on the website so please check closer to the event. A printed schedule will be provided on the day.
Coming and Going
Ticket holders are welcome to attend any of the sessions throughout the day and can leave and return if necessary. Everyone is encouraged to attend the opening and closing ceremonies which promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable experience. Booking for individual sessions is not required except for some small group workshops (see below).
Some of the workshops are more conducive to small groups and as such will have a limited number of participants. These will be indicated in the program and a sign up sheet will be available at the Registration Desk if you have a strong preference to attend one of these.
What to Bring
A warm jacket is a must since meal times and mingling will take place in the outdoor areas. Please bring an excercise mat and towel or blanket if you are planning to do either the morning Yoga or Feldenkrais sessions. Other than that, just bring an open mind and a willingness to learn!
A complimentary dinner (vegetarian, kosher) is included in the ticket price. Fresh food (kosher) will be available to purchase at throughout the day. A coffee van will also be parked outside all day and there are several cafes nearby. Please do not bring any food or drink into the synagogue itself (main shul and upstairs shul). Water will be provided to all Festival attendees.
Please remember to turn of your mobile devices to avoid disruption during session times.
She’ela volunteers will be floating around all areas throughout the day – feel free to ask them if you require any assistance.
A female photographer will be taking photos at the event which may be used in promotional material and on the website. A photographer from the Jewish News may also be present for a short period of time at the event. Please refrain from using your own cameras or video during session
The Festival is intended for adults and it is not recommended to bring children under the age of 12 years old. Infants under the age of 12 months are permitted however they must be actively supervised by a parent/carer at all times and may be asked to leave a session if they are disruptive. Please be mindful there is limited space for pram parking.