“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 6 January 2007 - 16 Teveth 5767 Commences at 3.51pm
Service in Shul will be at 4.00pm
Followed by Rabbi Mendel Lew’s Shiur
SIDRA for the Week:
VAYECHI (page 180 Hertz)
This Week’s HAFTARAH:
I KINGS, 11, 1-12 (page 191 Hertz)
Barmitzvah - JONATHAN SILVER
Shabbat Ends: 5.01pm
Thought for the week
It is a great experience to see the inside of a Sefer Torah. It is an even greater privilege to understand the detail and attention that goes into each letter, word, paragraph and page. What appears as a simple biblical transcript is, in fact, much deeper than that. There are major rules and regulations that apply in the manufacture of these divine words.
One rule applies to the spacing between one chapter and another. It is difficult to expand in just a few short lines, but typically a 'closed' chapter will have just a short space of 9 letters between it and the previous one, and always begins in the middle of a line. An 'open' chapter always begins on a new line, with a noticeable gap.
This week the Sidrah – most unusually – begins as a 'closed' chapter. There are many reasons given for this, just check Rashi for some suggestions.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will address the barmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
JEFFREY BAKER will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Our Barmitzvah JONATHAN SILVER will lein the Sidra and read Maftir and Haftarah
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): SHEILA METZGER
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: DAVID GLASSMAN
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
18-30 and 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 3.15pm
MINCHA at 4.01pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 5.01pm
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha/Maariv at 4.00pm.
Monday — Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday — Thursday — Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 4.01pm and Service in Shul will be at 4.15pm followed by Rabbi Mendel Lew’s Shiur.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Jonathan Silver on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Nava and Martyn Silver and sister Natalie. Mazaltov also to grandmothers Sara Bukani (Israel) and Robbie Silver.
Michelle and Howard Segal on the birth of a son Lewis Ian. Mazaltov also to grandparents Renee and Stanley Segal and Carole and Howard Berman (New York) and great-grandmother Helen Baltuch (New York).
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Norman Cohen for his wife Ruth Cohen Sunday 7 January at 11.30am at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 14 January:
Please note the deadline is 10 January for sending articles, particularly about gap years and charity bike rides, for the Pesach issue of Habimah to the Editors c/o the shul office. Please send early to avoid disappointment. Advertisers and page sponsors — please contact the Editors for application forms now.
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.
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 - check with leaders.
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom’s Mishna Shiur will recommence next Monday 8 January 2007
Friendship Club Tuesdays at 12:30pm
Stanmore Learning Centre - new term commences on Tuesday 23 January. To book your place please call Ruth 07857 855 358 or book online: firstname.lastname@example.org
J.A.C.S. will recommence on Wednesday 10 January 2007
Youth Department (8385 7263)
We are delighted to announce that one of Israel’s top bands —the Menachem Herman Orchestra will be performing a charity concert here in Stanmore on 13 January — tickets are available from the Youth Department. We recommend this to the entire community.
Next Bridge Evening will be on Sunday 7 January at 7.15pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. For further details phone Glynis 8954 9954.
Next Stanmore Women’s Tephillah Group Service will be on Shabbat 20 January at 9.45am at Oak Mead Court, Valencia Road, Stanmore. All women welcome.
Ladies Guild outing to the Mayor’s Parlour on Monday 22 January 2007 at 2.00pm. Coach leaving Stanmore at 1.30pm. For further details contact Anita Bloom 8958 476.
ADVANCE NOTICE - 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.
JONATHAN mazaltov on your Barmitzvah
We are proud of you
Love from Mum, Dad and your sister Natalie.
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