“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 7 January 2006 - 7 Tevet 5766
Commences at 3.53pm
Service in Shul at 4.00
Followed by Rabbi Andrew Shaw's Shiur
SIDRA for the Week:
VAYYIGGASH (page 169 Hertz)
This Week’s HAFTARAH:
EZEKIEL—37, 15—28 (page 178 Hertz)
Barmitzvah — BEN GOLDBERG
Shabbat Ends: 5.02pm
Quote of the week
‘How can I (Judah) come back to my father and the boy (Benjamin) is not with me (44:34) I am Joseph — is my father still alive’ (45:3)
After listening as Judah attacks him for the very same thing that he (Judah) was guilty of all those years before, Joseph’s comment is even more poignant. One can only imagine the stunned reaction of Judah and the brothers.
Rabbi Andrew Shaw
RABBI Dr JEFFREY COHEN will address the Barmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
MARC DUKE will lead Pesukei DeZimra
MICHAEL VOGEL will lein the Sidra
Our Barmitzvah BEN GOLDBERG will lein from the Sidra and read Maftir and Haftarah
JAMES COHEN will lead Anim Zemiroth
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): SUSAN STARR
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
Today’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Intermediate Service 10.30am
Children’s Service 10.30am
Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
MICHELLE and JONATHAN GOLDBERG on the occasion of BEN’S Barmitzvah are pleased to invite the congregation to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Please note there will be one table on the right hand side of the Freeman Susman Hall which will be clearly marked “Gluten free” and “No added sugar” biscuits and cakes.
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM’S Shiur will be at 3.15pm
MINCHA at 4.02pm followed by a Seudah Shlishit Speaker: Hanna Orenstein
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 5.02
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am
Mincha and Maariv at 4.00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Shacharit at 7.15am
Tuesday 10 January, the Fast of Tevet will commence at 6.15am Shacharit at 7.00am.
Mincha at 1.15pm.
The fast terminates at 5.00pm.
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM will conclude Tractate Pesachim at 7.30pm to be followed by Chevra Kadisha Memorial Prayers.
Monday - Thursday – Maariv only at 8.00pm
Next Friday Shabbat commences at 4.02pm and service in Shul will be at 4.15pm to be followed by RABBI ANDREW SHAW’S Shiur
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Ben Goldberg on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Michelle and Jonathan Goldberg, brother Nicholas and sisters Alice and Emily. Mazaltov also to grandparents Barbara and Stanley Howard.
Rabbi Andrew Shaw on obtaining his Masters degree in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Jewish Studies.
We offer our sincere condolences to the following members:
The family of the late Dorothy Levy. Shiva terminated.
The family of the late Fay Levy. Shiva terminated.
We wish “Long Life” to the following members on the consecration of Memorial Stones:
Sheila Trup for her husband Cyril Trup - Sunday 8 January at 10.00am at Bushey cemetery.
Deadline for receiving articles for the Pesach issue of Habimah is Monday 16 January. Please send to the Editors c/o the Shul office.
Our website service "Ask the Rabbi" is a notice board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from the Rabbi.
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", is now available to read on the website, together with photographs, on the Community Department page. If you are not already a regular visitor to our website, please contact the Shul office for details.
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, FZY, JLGB, Art Class, Keep Fit, Israeli Dancing, Friendship Club, JACS and Ivrit – meet as usual.
Seed - Monday at 8.30pm
Friendship Club - Tuesdays at 12.30pm
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Youth and Community Department (8385 7263)
Smile - Sunday at 9.30am
File - Sunday at 9.45am
Club 11 - Sunday 5.30pm – 7.15pm
S-Café - Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Bridge motzei Shabbat 7.15pm. For further details please phone Glynis on 8954 9954.
Tay-Sachs Screening Day for people over the age of 16 — Sunday 15 January from 11.00am to 4.00pm at the Michael Sobell Community Centre, Limes Avenue, Golders Green. For further information or to arrange an appointment please phone Jess Clare 07890 611119.
Next Stanmore Women’s Tephillah Group Service will be on Shabbat 21 January at 9.45am at Oak Mead Court, Valencia Road, Stanmore, All women welcome.
Israel Awareness Committee on Thursday 26 January at 8.15pm will be hosting an evening with Solly Kaplinski, Director of the International Desk at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. He will be providing an illustrated presentation on the new museum complex and talking about the work of Yad Vashem’s extensive and vibrant international research and educational centre. The meeting will also preview Yad Vashem’s forthcoming Guardian of the Memory campaign, a follow on to Tribe’s highly successful 60 Days for 60 Years project.
Yad Vashem UK are running a one day visit to Auschwitz on Wednesday 1 March. For more details please call 7543 5402 or email email@example.com
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 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.
Mazaltov to Ben on your Barmitzvah. We are so proud of you.
Love from Mum, Dad, Nicholas, Emily and Alice
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