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Shabbat Chazon 09 August 2008 - 08 Av 5768
Commences at 8.00pm
Service in shul at 7.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
DEVARIM (page 736 Hertz)
ISAIAH 1, 1-27 (page 750 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week:
Av Harachamim (page 426/385)
Aufruf - PAUL ROSE on his forthcoming marriage
to CARLY SILVERMAN
Thought for the week
This Shabbat is recognised by its famous designation – Shabbat Chazon, Shabbat of the Vision (taken from the first word of the Haftorah, where Isaiah's vision concerning Jerusalem's impending doom is discussed). It is the third and final Shabbat of the '9 Days of Sadness' and comes immediately before the Fast of Av.
Judaism generally does not approve of sadness, depression or gloom. Judaism encourages an upbeat and positive outlook to life, discouraging the constant worry beads that seem to afflict and plague so many. On the other hand, there have been enough tragedies in our history to justify some degree of sadness and reflection.
Chazon means 'vision'. While the original Chazon was a vision of destruction and devastation, it is an exception. Vision is normally taken as a positive – the great, fantastic visions of special individuals. Indeed, we are encouraged to imagine a time of peace and tranquillity when Jerusalem will once again reverberate to the sound of the Temple activity and the divine spirit residing within. Judaism's view of commemorating sadness is to still maintain a vision of comfort, joy and redemption.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
ADRIAN PINKUS will lead Pesukei DeZimra
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lein the Sedra
In keeping with tradition RABBI MENDEL LEW will read the Haftarah
BEN DUBINER will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): RUTH KEENE
Hospitality (downstairs): ALAN KROL
This Week’s Presiding Warden: JULIAN SYNETT
SHACHARIT - Main Shul 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am
Intermediate Service 10.30 Children's Service 10.30am Toddlers' Service 11.00am
MINCHA at 5.30pm (omit Tzidkatcha Zedek)
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME
The Fast of Av commences at 8.34pm
Shabbat terminates at 9.29pm
MA'ARIV at 9.50pm to be followed by Eicha and Kinot
(non leather shoes to be worn)
MELANIE and ANTHONY ROSE on the occasion of the Aufruf of their son PAUL have pleasure in inviting the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday - Tisha B’Av
Shacharit at 8.00am - PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME
Tallit and Tefillin are worn at Mincha.
Early Mincha at 1.15pm
Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm.
The Fast terminates at 9.21pm
Monday - Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday - Thursday - Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday Shabbat Nachamu and Festival of Av commences
at 8.00pm and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Paul Rose on the occasion of his forthcoming marriage to Carly Silverman. Mazaltov also to parents Melanie and Anthony Rose and Michelle and Mark Silverman and grand-parents Charlotte Fogal, Yvonne and Joel Gerard and Ella and Alf Silverman.
Evelyn and David Isaacs on the birth in Israel of a grandson Noam Shalom, a son for Deborah and Michael and a brother for Talya, Alon and Matanel. Mazaltov also to grandparents Eve and Philip Bloom, and great grandparents Vera and Martin Morris.
Marion and Warren Shear on the birth of a grandson, a son for Galit and Daniel Shear and a brother for Tali and Mimi. Mazaltov also to grandparents Beatrice Bryl and Leon Bryl and great grandmother Trudy Lubo.
Susan and Warren Starr on the birth of a granddaughter Tamara Rose, a daughter for Sharon and Richard Starr. Mazaltov also to grandparents Ruth and Ivor Gertler and great grandparents Stella Lucas and Michael Feldman.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Lily Egan on the loss of her sister Claire Brenner. Shiva terminated.
The family of the late Anita Abrahams. For shiva details see noticeboard.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 17th August:
STANMORE YOUTH WANTED FROM SEPTEMBER: Cheder requires 4 reading helpers (year 11 or above) and 1 classroom assistant (year 12 or above).
SMILE requires a reading lead for the Challenge programme (year 12 or above).
Interviews to be held on Sunday mornings in June by arrangement and will be based on Jewish knowledge and reading ability.
Work in connection with the installation of the new car park gates and security fencing around the Synagogue complex has begun.
Access will be available to the Synagogue and Community Centre through the front of the building but at times there may be no access for vehicles or pedestrians through the car park.
Would you like to read a Haftarah 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 message board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from Rabbi Mendel Lew.
As it is a message board you will also be able to see other questions and answers - so please visit regularly.
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.
THIS SUNDAY - TISHA B'AV
Comprehending the tragedy 6.30pm Rabbi Lew will speak on "Tisha b'Av - a day like no other"
This will be followed at 7.00pm by a Film:
"Obsession, Radical Islam's war against the West"
There will be no charge for the above 2 events.
Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm.
Fast ends at 9.21pm.
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 Shiur - recommences on 8 September
Friendship Club - Tuesday at 12.30pm
J.A.C.S. - Wednesday at 1.30pm
HaCheder — Applications for the September term are now welcome. For a registration form or further details please contact the HaCheder Administrator — Carole on 8954 0919.
WIZO Strawberry Tea — Monday 11 August at 2.30pm at 53 London Road (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). For further details contact Gena 8958 1306.
WIZO Card Luncheon — Monday 18 August at 53 London Road (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). For further details contact Gena 8958 1306.
WIZO Card Luncheon — Monday 25 August at 53 London Road (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). For further details contact Gena 8958 1306.
At a Board Meeting on Monday 7 July the Honorary Executive and Board of Management voted that the throwing of sweets in Shul on Shabbat morning should cease.
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 on 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.
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.
We thank those members who have generously donated to
the Stanmore L’Chaim fund.
If you wish to make a donation please contact the Shul office.
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.
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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