“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat Mevorchim - 2 February 2008 - 26 Shevat 5768
Commences at 4.35pm
Service in shul at 4.45pm
SIDRA for the Week:
MISHPATIM (page 306 Hertz)
JEREMIAH 34, 8-22 and 33 (page 323 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week:
Blessing of the new month of Adar Rishon
DEDICATION OF THE DR BENJAMIN ANGEL z.l LIFT
Thought for the week
This Shabbat we welcome the incoming month of Adar number 1, which will actually begin on Thursday. As this year is a Jewish leap year, there will be not one, but two Adars.
This extra month is always Adar. Why? In the Megillah it says that the miracle of Purim is in the 12th month called Adar. If one were to add a month elsewhere in the calendar year, Adar would not be the 12th month, but the 13th!!
Accepted that the extra month is near Adar, but why not give it a different, more original, name? Tradition has it that the miracle occurred in a leap year, and in the second month called Adar! We continue to call both the first month Adar (since it is without doubt the 12th month) and also the extra one (since it is the one in which the miracle of Purim actually happened).
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
LESLIE LIPOWICZ will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr PETER KRAUS will lein the Sidra
ANTHONY ANGEL will read the Haftarah
JAKE LEARMAN and OLIVER GREEN will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): VIVIENNE LIPOWICZ
Hospitality (downstairs): MALCOLM TASH
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am Intermediate Service 10.30 Children’s Service 10.30am Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM'S Shiur will be at 4.00pm
MINCHA at 4.41pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 5.41pm
In honour of the Dedication of the Dr Benjamin Angel Lift the Honorary Executive have pleasure in inviting the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall after the service.
Bnei Akiva meet this Shabbat at 3.00pm
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 4.45pm
Monday, Tuesday and Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am.
Wednesday and Thursday - Rosh Chodesh - Shacharit at 7.00am
Monday - Thursday - Maariv only at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 4.47pm and service in shul will be at 5.00pm.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Valerie Setty on the engagement of her son Jonny Setty to Abbie Shaw daughter of Larice and Barry Shaw. Mazaltov also to grandparents Tina Fox and Rita and Siggi Shaw.
Evelyn and David Isaacs on the birth of a granddaughter Ilana Katie. A daughter for Leah and Andrew Besser and a sister for Dov. Mazaltov also to grandmother Sadie Besser.
Ruth and Leon Raphael on the birth in Jerusalem of a great granddaughter, a daughter for Ruchama and Amit Raphael and a granddaughter for Michal and Laurence Raphael.
Rabbi Lew, Rabbi Shaw, Chazan Black, the Hon. Life President, the Elders, the Hon. Executive and Board of Management together with all the community extend their condolences to Gusta, David and Steven Graniewitz on the loss of Rev Chaim Graniewitz. We wish “Long Life” to his dear wife and sons. The funeral will take place in Israel. For full details see the notice board.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Maggie Leigh on the loss of her mother Alice Harris. Shiva terminated.
Bessie Scharvona on the loss of her sister Mary Collins. Shiva terminated.
Esther Schneider on the loss of her father Bill Latter. For Shiva details see notice board.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing
Sunday 10 February:
Michael Eshel (husband of Vera Eshel and father of Andrea Adler and Jacqueline Fraser).
Would you like to read a Haftorah on Shabbat or Yom Tov?
If you need help in perfecting your skills, please contact the Honorary Executive
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
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
Rabbi Mendel Lew's Gemara Shiur - Tuesday at 8.15pm
Yeshurun Synagogue’s “L Of An Evening — Ask the Rabbi” event at Yeshurun on Sunday 10 February at 8.30pm with Rabbis whose surnames begin with L. Rev Michael Simon will chair the Rabbinical question time with Yeshurun’s Rabbi Alan Lewis, our Rabbi Mendel Lew, Edgware’s Rabbi David Lister and Rabbi Zvi Lieberman of Edgware Adass. This event will be free of charge.
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. ONE MORE MEMBER IS REQUIRED FOR OUR TEAM. 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.
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.
We thank those members who have generously donated to the Dr Benjamin Angel Lift. The donations have been made in loving memory of their family members whose names are recorded on the plaque above the Lift.
The loudspeaker system is not in use on Shabbat/Yom Tov.
The shul loop system for the hard of hearing is in use,
for halachic details please see the notice board.
Please inform the Shul office if you wish the name of a relative or friend to be included in the Prayer for the Sick recited on Shabbat morning.
If you notice that a member has not been attending Shul for a few weeks, please inform the Wardens in order that they can make contact.
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