“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 6 May 2006 - 8 Iyar 5766
Commences at 8.00pm
Service in Shul at 7.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
ACHAREI MOT/KEDOSHIM (page 480 Hertz)
This Week’s HAFTARAH:
AMOS, 9 — 7-15 (page 509 Hertz)
Shabbat Ends: 9.27pm
Quote of the week
You shall be holy, for holy am I, Lord your G-d". These words from the opening of the second Sidrah - 'Kedoshim' are best described as the mission statement of Judaism. Create a climate of holiness, and connect with the Almighty. How is this sanctity achieved?
Through simple acts, which become Mitzvot. Honouring parents, observing Shabbat, assisting the needy – all these suggestions (and many others besides) enumerated in this week's Sidrah are the direct path to sacred living and creating a partnership with the Divine.
Judaism is often equated with complicated restrictions. Our Sidrah demonstrates that simple, honest, living is the true entry and key to religious happiness and success.
Rabbi Mendel Lew
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
STEPHEN SINGER will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr NIGEL de KARE-SILVER will lein the Sidrot
JASON MENCER will read the Haftarah
JONATHAN GORDON will lead Anim Zemirot
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
18 - 35 Service in the boardroom 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 7.30pm
MINCHA at 8.27pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 9.27pm
LINDA and STEPHEN ROSENHEAD are pleased to invite the congregation to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service to welcome Gemma and Immanuel Greenberg on their first visit to England from Canada following their recent marriage in Jerusalem.
Please note there will be one table on the right hand side of the Freeman Susman Hall which will be clearly marked “No added sugar” biscuits and cakes.
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am
Mincha/Maariv at 7.30pm.
Monday to Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday to Thursday - Mincha/Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday Shabbat commences at 8.00pm
service in shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Warren Starr on the loss of his mother Muriel Starr. Shiva at 16 Glanleam Road terminates on Wednesday morning 10 May.
We wish “Long Life” to the following members on the consecration of Memorial Stones:
David Cooper for his brother Eric Cooper Sunday 7 May at 10am at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecration will take place the week commencing Sunday 14 May:
Patricia King (sister of Susan Diamond)
Sarah Domb (mother of Reva Demant)
Betty Green (mother of Ian Green)
Lloyd Gerard (son of Yvonne and Joel Gerard)
Rabbi Shaw is the guest speaker at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue this Shabbat. He will be in New York from Sunday 7 May to Wednesday 10 May attending the Annual Conference of the Rabbinical Council of America, where he will be presenting the 60 DAY Project.
Our website service "Ask the Rabbi" is a notice board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from Rabbi Andrew Shaw.
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 – meet as usual.
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom’s Mishna Shiur - Monday at 8.15pm.
Friendship Club - Tuesdays at 12.30pm
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Youth and Community Department (8385 7263)
Smile breakfast — Sunday at 8.45am
File — Sunday at 9.45am
Club 11 - Sunday at 5.30pm
S Café - Tuesday at 7.30pm
Café Stanmore — Thursday at 7.30pm
The next Stanmore Women’s Tephilla Group Service will be on Shabbat 13 May at 9.45am at Oakmead Court, Valencia Road. All women welcome.
Ladies Guild — outing to the Piccadilly Theatre to see “Guys and Dolls” on Wednesday 7 June. Contact Anita Bloom 8958 4476.
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.
Photos of the Cheder 2005 Prize Giving are on the website - visit the Community Department page and then click on "Cheder"
Do you run a group or organisation within the community? Would you like a page on our website? Please contact the Shul Office and we will put you in contact with our webmaster.
The A.G.M. will take place this Wednesday 10 May at 8.30pm
in the Freeman Susman Hall. Voting 6.00-9.00pm
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 in writing 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.
The website is growing rapidly with more and more community information - please visit regularly to keep up to date with communal activities.
If you have any comments about this news sheet, or if you have any information for us to publish, please email us at: email@example.com
If you are a first time visitor and would like to be informed regularly of our updates, then please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org