This Week’s HAFTARAH:
1 SAMUEL, 15, 2-34 (pages 996 Hertz)
Aufruf - ELLIOT TASH on his forthcoming marriage
to CHERYL COHEN
Aufruf - PAUL RUCK on his forthcoming marriage
to SUSAN NOAH
Batmitzvah - CHARLOTTE SINT
Special Event: Pearl Wedding Anniversary - GLYNIS and BRIAN KUZUK
Shabbat Ends: 6.31pm
Thought for the week
This week's Torah reading concentrates on the vestments of the Kohen when serving in the Sanctuary, and subsequent holy Temples. The main Kohen – the Kohen Gadol – had his own distinct uniform, which included items that were more sacred symbols than garments. On the hem of his robe there were bells whose "sound shall be heard when he enters the Sanctuary before G-d and when he leaves" [Exodus: 28; 35]. The contemporary synagogue's Torah scrolls will invariably carry bells on top, which achieve the same purpose.
What is the purpose of the noise from the bells? One idea is that it reminds people of the Kohen's special role – largely performed on their behalf. It was hoped that the individual would be moved to join in the Kohen's endeavour by re-establishing a closer relationship with G-d. In a way, the bells on the Torah scroll carry the same powerful impact. When one hears the sound, one thinks of the Torah and how best to connect with it. It is then that one moves a step closer to G-d.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will address the batmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
DANIEL TURGEL will lead Pesukei DeZimra
MICHAEL VOGEL will lein the Sidra
NEIL SINT will read the Haftarah
JAMIE and JORDAN TASH will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): VIVIENNE LIPOWICZ
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am
Intermediate Service 10.30am
Children’s Service 10.30am
Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM’S Shiur will be at 4.30pm
MINCHA at 5.31pm (omit Tzidkatcha Tzedek)
to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur.
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 6.31pm
At 7.00pm the Fancy Dress Parade will be followed by the reading of the Megillah in the main Shul and there will also be a Megillah reading in the Board room at 7.00pm.
LAURA and NEIL SINT, HILARY and ROGER TASH, and GLYNIS and BRIAN KUZUK on the occasion of their respective semachot have pleasure in inviting the congregation to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following
Bnei Akiva meet this Shabbat: 3.30 - 5.00pm
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.00am
to be followed by reading of the Megillah.
There will be a further reading of the Megillah at 10.00am in the Freeman Susman Hall followed by refreshments to which all are welcome. Sunday - Mincha/Maariv at 5.30pm.
Monday - Shushan Purim - Omit Tachnun - Shacharit at 7.15am
Tuesday - Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - Maariv only at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Maariv only at 7.45pm
Next Friday - Shabbat Parah commences at 5.40pm
and service in Shul will be at 5.45pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Charlotte Sint on the occasion of her Batmitzvah and to her parents Laura and Neil Sint and sister Katie. Mazaltov also to grandparents Bernie and Francine Simons and Bella and Alan Sint.
Elliot Tash and Cheryl Cohen on their forthcoming marriage. Mazaltov also to parents Hilary and Roger Tash and Sandra and Steven Cohen and grandmother Gena Turgel MBE.
Paul Ruck and Susan Noah on their forthcoming marriage. Mazaltov also to parents Sonja and Walter Arnold.
Glynis and Brian Kuzuk on the occasion of their Pearl (30th) Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place 2 March 1977 at Hendon Synagogue.
Sophie and Sam Lester on the occasion of their 67th Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 25 February 1940 at Philpot Street.
Helen and Albert Brooks on the marriage of their grandson Daniel Goodhardt, son of Rabbi Ian and Sharon Goodhardt, to Zoe Rappaport in Melbourne, Australia.
Rabbi Dr Jeffrey and Gloria Cohen and Susie and Brian Barnett on the Batmitzvah today of their granddaughter Abigail Barnett at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue. Mazaltov also to her parents Suzanne and Keith Barnett and brothers Joel and Alex Barnett.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Murray Kahn on the loss of his sister Freda Soning. Last night of Shiva at Templewood Lodge, 1a Templewood Avenue, Hampstead is Tuesday 6 March.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 11 March:
Lazarus (Len) Friendentag (husband of Betty Friedentag)
Gabriel (Gabe) Cohen in Manchester (father of Rochelle Garfinkel).
Pesach is approaching and we have to make preparations to ensure disadvantaged families of our community are able to celebrate in the traditional manner. Contributions to the Shul office for the Gemilut Chesed Fund will be much appreciated.
Motzei Shabbat the fancy dress parade in Shul begins at 7.00pm to be followed by the reading of the Megillah. The Megillah will also be read in the Board room at 7.00pm. After the Megillah reading the community are invited to BINGO (for all parents, children and youth in Year 8 and under). Please join us for a fun filled evening with supper included in the entry fee.
For the older teenagers there will be a Purim Karaoke evening in the Community Centre. The price includes a buffet supper and entertainment.
On Sunday 4 March the Megillah will be read during Shacharit in the Shul and there will be a second Megillah reading with Rabbi Mendel Lew in the Freeman Susman Hall at 10.00am to be followed by refreshments.
Children and Toddlers Services Purim Party will be on Sunday 4 March at 11.30am. Fancy Dress Parade and entertainment by Adam Ant. Lunch provided. To book contact Sara Greenfield 8958 5385.
Years 9—13 Purim Seuda on Sunday 4 March 5.00—7.00pm in the Community Centre followed by the “Gig” run by the Stanmore Youth Charity Committee.
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 - Mondays at 8.15pm
Friendship Club Tuesdays at 12.30pm
Stanmore Learning Centre - Tuesday at 8.00pm - Please call Ruth Temerlies 07857 855 358 or book for next term online: firstname.lastname@example.org
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Stanmore Youth Department (8385 7263)
SMILE - Sunday at 9.30am
FILE - Sunday at 9.45am
S Café - Tuesday at 7.30pm
the Zone - Wednesday at 7.30pm
Back to Shushan, an original musical comedy for Purim, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March at 7.00pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Please contact Youth Department to book.
Next Bridge evening - Sunday 11 March in the Freeman Susman Hall.
Ladies Guild Hat Sale - Thursday 15 March in the Freeman Susman Hall
Jewish Scout Advisory Council will be recognising 100 years of Scouting on Sunday 18 March 2pm - 5pm at New West End Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place. The event is open to all past and current members of Jewish Scouting and Guiding and is a uniformed event. Refreshments. No charge. Please contact Alison Gaus 07770 782489.
Work has commenced on Air Conditioning in the Shul. Weekday services will be held in the Community Centre. Friday night and Shabbat services will continue to be held in the Shul.
PLEASE NOTE - From Tuesday 23 January — Tuesday 13 March 2007 inclusive, Tuesday night Ma’ariv will be in the shul at 7.45pm due to S.L.C. starting next term at the earlier time of 8.00pm.
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.
To our darling CHARLOTTE mazaltov on your Batmitzvah.
May Hashem continue to watch over you, bless you,
keep you happy and in good health.
All our love Mum, Dad and Katie.
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