“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat Mevorchim 09 June 2007 - 23 Sivan 5767 Commences at 8.00pm
Service in Shul at 7.00pm. led by Ariel Weiss
SIDRA for the Week:
SHELACH LECHA (page 623 Hertz)
JOSHUA II, 1-24 (page 635 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week: Blessing of the month of Tammuz (page 424/383)
Shabbat Ends: 10.21pm
Thought for the week
The incident with the 12 spies, related in this week’s Sidrah, precipitated many disasters and exacted a terrible price. How exactly did this mission become compromised?
Moshe sent the spies with clear instructions; discover the best and easiest way to conquer the land. There was no doubt about eventual entry, as this had been promised by G-d. When the spies returned, however, they added to their report, by doubting whether this was achievable. This attitude was neither warranted nor expected from them. They could have reported that, logically, it was going to be difficult, but that they had confidence in the power of the Almighty. They had no right to make their own conclusions as to the viability of this conquest, since this was not part of their mission.
We, too, all have a mission in life. It is not our duty to question whether it is achievable; merely to figure out how best it is going to be accomplished.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will be in attendance
RABBI ANDREW SHAW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will be in attendance
DAVID EDER will lead Pesukei DeZimra
ADAM GILLARD will daven Shacharit
JAMIE SOLOMONS will lead Ein Kamocha
JEFFREY BAKER will lein the Sidra
LEO ORENSTEIN will read the Haftarah
BENJAMIN GORDON will daven Musaph
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): ROSALIND BOXER
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: Dr NIGEL de KARE-SILVER
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 8.30pm
MINCHA at 9.21pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 10.21pm
MELANIE and LEON ANGEL, SIMONE and BRIAN BRICK, SANDY and COLIN FOUX, LYNNE and COLIN GAUNT, NICKY and JEFF GINSBERG, BEVERLEY and IAN MARCUS, NAOMI and ANDREW PASSER and CLAIRE and DAVID ZULMAN invite the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday - Friday — Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday - Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Mincha and Maariv at 7.45pm
Wednesday and Thursday — Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat Rosh Chodesh commences at 8.00pm and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We are delighted to welcome back the following youth who have just returned from their gap year in Israel with FZY:
We wish Mazaltov to:
Simone Jonas on her marriage in Israel to Eitan Leibovitch. Mazaltov also to parents Lorraine and Norman Jonas and Ninette and Oswald Leibovitch.
Isobel and Stanley Bloom on the birth of a granddaughter Maayan Yaelle, a daughter for Claire and Mark Klinger and a sister for Atalya. Mazaltov also to grandparents Barbara and Phillip Klinger.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Maureen Silverman for her sister Elizabeth Levy on Sunday 10 June at 12 noon at Bushey cemetery.
Ian Kaye for his sister Elise Bresnic on Sunday 10 June at 12.30pm at Waltham Abbey cemetery.
Norma Glass for her sister Suzanne Levy on Monday 11 June at 12 noon at Bushey cemetery.
Linda Brown for her husband Eddie Brown on Thursday 14 June at 10am at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 17 June:
The Chief Rabbi will be visiting our community on Shabbat 23 June for the induction of Rabbi Andrew Shaw as our Community Rabbi.
There will be a communal Seudah at 9.15pm between Mincha and Maariv for which booking is essential. Please contact Shul office to book.
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.
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 - Monday at 8.15pm.
Friendship Club - Tuesdays at 12:30
Stanmore Learning Centre - Tuesday at 8.00pm.
Maariv will be at the earlier time of 7.45pm.
The second part of the award winning film PAPERCLIPS will be shown at 8.45pm. Please call Ruth Temerlies 07857 855 358 or book online: firstname.lastname@example.org
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Community Department (8385 7263)
SMILE breakfast - Sunday at 8.45am
FILE - Sunday at 9.45am
the Zone (year 8) - Wednesday at 7.30pm
Bet Midrash (years 10 and above) - Thursday at 8.00pm
Stanmore WIZO luncheon — Wednesday 13 June with guest speaker Judge Finestein Q.C. at 53 London Road, Stanmore (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). For details please contact Gena 8958 1306.
Next Bridge evening will be on Sunday 17 June at 7.15pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Contact Glynis 8954 9954 for details.
Ladies Guild Theatre Outing on Wednesday 20 June to see “Fiddler on the Roof”. Please 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.
If you know anyone who is ill or housebound please contact Stanmore Synagogue Community Care 8954 3300.
Deadline for articles, group reports, new year greetings, sponsorships anniversaries and birthdays for Habimah is 1 July.
Please send them to the Editors via the synagogue office in good time to avoid disappointment.
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