“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat Mevorchim 1 March 2008 - 24 Adar Rishon 5768
Commences at 5.25pm
Service in shul at 5.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
VAYAKHEL (page 373 Hertz)
I KINGS, 7, 40-50 (page 382 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week:
Blessing of the new month of Adar Sheni (page 424/383)
Barmitzvah — JOSHUA ROM
Thought for the week
In the Sidrah of this week, Moses reminds the people of the identity of the two primary craftsmen who, together with a skilled team of artisans, were involved in the Mishkan’s construction. They were Betzalel from the tribe of Judah, and Oholiav from the tribe of Dan. Rashi [Exodus. 35, 34] comments that Judah is recognised as the leading tribe of the 12 Jewish tribes, while Dan was considered as one of the less notable ones (mainly as a result of him being the son of one of the ‘maids’).
Yet, Moses goes to great pains to emphasise that both men, despite their contrasting lineage, were equal in the planning and implementation of the holy, important, project. There is no favouritism in matters of G-dliness; everyone is equal. And Moses felt that he was required to point this out for an additional reason:
Like the two craftsmen, the levels of donation towards the Mishkan were different, but the intention and desire to give was exactly the same! Yes, there were differences in quantity and in objects donated, but the quality (wishing to be part of G-d's special project) was exactly the same; there was a clear and indisputable unity and equality in this regard. A most important lesson for us!
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will address the Barmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
ANDREW NEWMAN will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr PETER KRAUS will lein the Sidra
Our Barmitzvah JOSHUA ROM will read Maftir and Haftarah
ADAM NEWMAN will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): JUDY SINGER
Hospitality (downstairs): MALCOLM TASH
This Week’s Presiding Warden: DAVID GLASSMAN
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
18-35 Service 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am Intermediate Service 10.30 Children’s Service 10.30am Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
Explanatory Experience in the Boardroom Parasha Discussion at 9.00am and service at 9.45am.
Shabbat Afternoon Discussion 5.30pm in the Community Centre
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM'S Shiur will be at 4.30pm
MINCHA at 5.28pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 6.28pm
MELANIE and EDDIE ROM on the occasion of the Barmitzvah of their son JOSHUA are pleased to invite the community to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Bnei Akiva meet this Shabbat at 3.00pm
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 5.30pm
Monday - Thursday - Shacharit at 7.15am.
Friday — Rosh Chodesh — Shacharit at 7.00am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - Maariv only at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Maariv at 7.45 pm (earlier time due to TLC)
Next Friday - Shabbat Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat Shekolim will commence at 5.36pm and service in shul will be at 5.45pm.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Joshua Rom on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Melanie and Eddie Rom and brother Benji. Mazaltov also to grand-parents Myra and Mike Rom and Marlene and Sydney Newman.
Helen and Gerald Tureck on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 2 March 1958 at Dollis Hill Synagogue.
Goldie and Dr Norman Gale on the Barmitzvah last Shabbat of their grandson Daniel Dorman son of Karen and Jonnie Dorman.
Tamara and Aubrey Selig on the engagement in Israel of their grandson Uri son of Helen and Adam Selig to Shareen Mazouz daughter of Rina Mazouz.
Anita Conway (our shul secretary) and her husband Ted on the birth of a granddaughter Daniella Eden. A daughter for Nicole and Darren and a sister for Benjamin.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Graham Newman on the loss of his mother Esther Newman. Shiva terminated.
Rochelle Espinoza on the loss of her mother Stella Dagul. Shiva terminated.
Ruth Jacobs on the loss of her mother Hetty Simmons. Shiva at 17 The Chase, Stanmore terminates on Sunday evening 2 March.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing
Sunday 09 March:
Edmund Goldstein (father of Michele Tenzer)
Lily Cohen (mother of Jackie Rosenberg)
Would you like to read a Haftarah on Shabbat or Yom Tov?
If you need help in perfecting your skills, please contact the Honorary Executive
Explanatory Experience THIS SHABBAT. Step by step guide to the service and explanations throughout by Rabbi Andrew Shaw.
Shabbat Afternoon Discussion at 5.30pm in the Community Centre. Round the table discussion “Sharia Law — Should Anglo Jewry be in favour?” facilitated by Rabbi Andrew Shaw. The discussion will be followed by a Seuda Shlishit.
Members should note that the Burial Society office is now located at Bushey.
The telephone number is 020 8950 7767.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNWANTED RELIGIOUS BOOKS CAN NO LONGER BE BROUGHT TO THE SYNAGOGUE BUILDING.
PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO PHONE BUSHEY CEMETERY TO ARRANGE FOR DISPOSAL.
Our website service "Ask the Rabbi" is a notice board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from Rabbi Mendel Lew.
As it is a notice board you will also be able to see other questions and answers - so please visit regularly.
We're delighted to announce that Rabbi Mendel Lew is now replying to previously posted questions - please click the link above to read his answers.
On Shabbat 2nd April 2005, at the conclusion of the service, Stanmore members gave a presentation of their personal reflections on their recent pilgrimage to Auschwitz. This presentation, entitled "60 Thoughts for 60 Years" can be viewed, together with photographs and a five minute video, on the Community Department page.
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, FZY, JLGB, Art
Class, Craft Class, Keep Fit, Israeli Dancing and Ivrit - meet as usual
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom’s Mishna Shiur - Monday at 8.15pm.
Friendship Club - Tuesday at 12.30pm
Rabbi Mendel Lew’s weekly Shiur for ladies - Tuesday at 10.30am
J.A.C.S. - Wednesday at 1.30pm
THIS WEEK AT TLC — TUESDAY 04 March SESSION A – 8.00-8.50pm
Historical background of the Middle East issues – Rabbi Aubrey Hersh
Parenting for 21st Century – Respect & Boundaries – Jonny Rabson
Cookery Course – spices and flavours of the East – Neil Samuels – FULL
The role of women in orthodoxy – Rabbi Andrew Shaw
Gemara Pesachim – Rabbi Mendel Lew
Conversational Ivrit – Jewish Agency
SESSION B - 9.10-10.00PM
Uncle Chatzkel – the story of his survival - Jewish Film Festival
The Big Issue – what is Simcha? – does it contrast to modern day ideas of happiness - Rabbi Mendel Lew
Keeping Shabbat — Cooking on Shabbat and Yomtov - Rabbi Andrew Shaw
Learn Great Commentators of the Torah – Rambam - Rabbi Saul Zneimer
TLC is honoured to present the launch of 60 DAYS FOR 60 YEARS — ISRAEL on Tuesday 11 March at 8.00pm. There will be an Israeli Buffet Dinner followed by a showing of a DVD presentation of the Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks at the Jerusalem launch. Guest speaker. The event is open to all members whether or not they are regular TLC attendees. To book please contact Sara on 07857 855358.
The Association of United Synagogue Women will hold their Annual Quiz on Wednesday 5 March at Hendon United Synagogue. Teams will consist of ten ladies and our Shul will be competing against 23 other communities. The entrance fee is covered by the Guild and individual team members will not be charged. Questions will be based on a mixture of religious and secular knowledge and one round only will be based on a prepared text. For an enjoyable evening and a chance to represent our community, please telephone Lila Edwards on 8385 7551 as soon as possible.
The Ladies Guild invite you to a STYLISH SPRING EVENT on WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 7.30pm - 9.30pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. A chance to purchase elegant hats from HAT’S LIFE, exciting silver jewellery from ZING DESIGNS and delightful greeting cards from SIMON SAYS.
WIZO Purim Supper celebrating the 90th Anniversary of WIZO on Tuesday 18 March at 6.30pm at 53 London Road, Stanmore (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). For further details please contact Gena 8958 1306.
There is a lift adjacent to the Freeman Susman Hall staircase. It will work on Sunday and weekdays. On Shabbat and Yom Tov the lift will operate on automatic shabbat mode - however please note:
The lift is ONLY for the use of disabled people and the elderly
The maximum capacity is two people at a time
When in automatic mode the lift must be allowed to operate without assistance - the door will open and close very slowly and must not be pushed or pulled as this will damage the mechanism.
Stanmore Synagogue Community Care offers support to the members of the community in all sorts of ways. If you need help in any way whatsoever please contact us on 8954 3300 in total confidence.
If you know anyone who is ill or housebound please contact Stanmore Synagogue Community Care 8954 3300.
MALE CONGREGANTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE MEHITZA IS IN PLACE AT THE BACK OF THE SHUL DOWNSTAIRS. THEY ARE RESPECTFULLY ASKED NOT TO OCCUPY THE SEATS BEHIND THE MEHITZA AS THEY ARE RESERVED FOR THE USE OF WOMEN FOR ALL SERVICES EXCEPT ON YOMIM NORAIM.
Mazaltov JOSH on your Barmitzvah.
We are so proud of you today as we are always.
Love from Mum, Dad, Benji, Grandma and Grandpa, Nana and Poppa.
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