Shabbat 12 April 2008 — 7 Nissan 5768
Commences at 7.36pm
Service in shul at 7.30pm
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SIDRA for the Week:
METZORA (page 470 Hertz)
II KINGS, 7, 3-20 (page 477 Hertz)
Barmitzvah - JORDAN NEWFIELD
Engagement — NICHOLAS KIBEL and KATIE FALKENSTEIN
Silver Wedding Anniversary — SUZANNE and ROSS PHILLIPS
Thought for the week
The clock is ticking; time is moving rapidly, and by the time the coming week comes to a close, all preparations for Pesach will have been completed. There are not many moments more beautiful and precious than sitting with the family around a table laden with delicious Pesach food, with the candlesticks and silverware gleaming and glistening. It is truly an occasion to be savoured. And then all eyes turn to the youngest child, or individual, who asks the time-honoured Four Questions of 'Ma Nishtana'.
At precisely that moment, we connect to our past. As we answer the 'questions' by continuing to read from the Haggadah about what the story of Pesach is all about, at that point we are carrying out the obligation of relating the miracle of the Exodus to our family. It is a vital story, as it tells us why G-d took us out in the first place, in order to establish us as His nation, with the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
So as we 'get busy' with our last minute physical arrangements, spare some time to prepare for the narration of the Pesach story itself. This year, as well as having a festive and enjoyable time, make the experience more meaningful and real.
Remember, Pesach is a generation thing, when one generation passes on the torch to the next. Ensure that the link to the future remains as strong as ever.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will be in attendance
RABBI ANDREW SHAW will address the Barmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
BRIAN WOLKIND will lead Pesukei DeZimra
RABBI MENDEL LEW will lein the Sidra
Our Barmitzvah JORDAN NEWFIELD will lein from the Sidra,
read Maftir and Haftarah and lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): SHEILA METZGER
Hospitality (downstairs): MOSHE JUDAH
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am
Intermediate Service 10.30 Children’s Service 10.30am Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
MINCHA at 7.25pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S pre-Pesach Drasha.
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 8.41pm
MICHELLE and STEVEN NEWFIELD, SUZANNE and ROSS PHILLIPS and SANDRA and DAVID KIBEL for their respective semachot are pleased to invite the community to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.30am. Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — Shacharit at 7.15am
Thursday — Fast of the First Born - Shacharit at 7.00am
to be followed by a Siyyum.
Friday — Shacharit at 7.15am.
Chametz to be burnt by 11.50am.
Monday - Thursday — Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 7.48pm and
service in shul will be at 7.30pm.
Please note Shacharit on Shabbat Hagadol (19 April) will commence at 7.30am.
Please refer to Habimah for times of all Yomtov services as there will be no website update for the next two weeks.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Jordan Newfield on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Michelle and Steven Newfield and brother Corey. Mazaltov also to grandparents Valerie and Brian Newfield and Valerie Setty.
Suzanne and Ross Phillips on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 10 April 1983 at Palmers Green Synagogue.
Sandra and David Kibel on the engagement of Nicholas, son of the late Elaine Kibel to Katie daughter of Joanna and Stephen Falkenstein.
Valerie and David Rynhold on the birth of a granddaughter Libby Rivka, a daughter for Tanya and Justin Bohm and a sister for Allie and Noah. Mazaltov also to grandparents Joy and David Bohm and great grandparents Marcia Kalman and Mark Bohm.
Gerald Harris on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Marjorie Barnett for her mother Doris Love. Shiva terminated.
The family of the late Pauline Hoch. Shiva terminated.
Ronald Zoldan for his mother Anna Zoldan. Shiva terminated.
Lynn Buckman for her father Lionel Langsman. Last night for shiva at 19 The Hollies, North Wanstead is Thursday 17 April.
We wish 'Long Life' on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Ella Berman for her husband Barnet Berman tomorrow Sunday 13 April at 11.30am at Bushey cemetery.
Louise Rose for her father Sydney Rosenberg tomorrow Sunday 13 April at 4.00pm at Bushey cemetery.
Anne Proops for her husband and David Proops and Michelle Isaacs for their father Freddie Proops Sunday 13 April at 5.30pm at Bushey cemetery.
Pesach is approaching and we have to make preparations to ensure disadvantaged families of our community are able to celebrate in the traditional manner. Contributions made payable to Stanmore Synagogue Gemilut Chesed Fund will be much appreciated.
Rabbi Mendel Lew is available for the sale of Chametz after Shacharit or by appointment at his home.
This Shabbat Rabbi Mendel Lew will deliver his Pre Pesach Drasha.
Gentlemen are kindly requested to ensure that their seat boxes and lockers are emptied of all chametz items.
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.
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary we shall be holding a Gala Dinner on
Wednesday 7 May and a live Concert by Blue Fringe, America’s top Jewish
Band, on Thursday 08 May. Information may be obtained from the Community
Department Office 8385 7263.
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 - will recommence on Monday 12 May
Rabbi Mendel Lew’s weekly Shiur for ladies - will recommence on Tuesday 06 May
Rabbi Mendel Lew's Gemara Shiur - will recommence on Tuesday 06 May
A Memorial Service in honour of our esteemed former Chazan Chaim Graniewitz zl will be held in the Synagogue on Sunday 18 May at 2.30pm.
As in previous years, we will be privileged to be hosting six Israeli teenagers and their Madricha as part of the Magic Moments project. Their stay in Stanmore will be from Monday 5 May to Monday 12 May. If you would like to offer a place in your home please contact Adrienne Cinna or Naomi Passer (via the Shul office). A pre-requisite to be a host family is that you have a teenage child or children between the ages of 14 to 17 years in your household.
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.
Mazaltov JORDAN on your Barmitzvah. We are so proud of you.
Lots of love Mum, Dad and Corey.
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.
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