“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 12 January 2008 -
5 Shevat 5768
Commences at 3.59pm
Service in shul at 4.00pm
followed by a Shiur to be given by RABBI MORDECHAI FELDMAN
SIDRA for the Week:
BO (page 248 Hertz)
JEREMIAH - 46, 13-28 (page 263 Hertz)
Engagement - KAREN LIPKIN and DAVID KAHTAN
Blessing of Bat Chayil - DANA ROSEN
Thought for the week
One of the most important Mitzvot for the Jewish male is donning Tefillin each weekday morning. The main purpose of these leather boxes and straps, placed on the head and upon the biceps, is to regulate the mind and heart of the wearer towards his religious duties, helping to forge a strong bond with G-d. The first mention of this requirement is in this week’s Sidrah [Exodus: 13; 9, 16]. The Mitzvah is covered in two separate, though consecutive, paragraphs.
The next time the Mitzvah is mentioned is in Deuteronomy in two paragraphs that also form the first two paragraphs of the Shema. These four paragraphs are transcribed on parchments placed inside the Tefillin boxes. The head box has four individual cavities into which four parchments are placed. The lines from these cavities are clearly visible. The arm Tefillin has one larger cavity into which one parchment with all four paragraphs is placed. A truly uplifting way to begin the day! RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon and bless the Bat Chayil
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
LESLIE GRANT will lead Pesukei DeZimra
RABBI MENDEL LEW will lein the Sidra
MORLEY FRANKS will read the Haftarah
ELI GORDON will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): PAULINE NEWMAN
Hospitality (downstairs): PHILIP HERTZ
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
18-35 Service 9.30am
Youth Service 9.30am Intermediate Service 10.30 Children’s Service 10.30am Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM'S Shiur will be at 3.30pm
MINCHA at 4.09pm to be followed by a Shiur to be given by RABBI MORDECHAI FELDMAN.
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 5.09pm
DEBBY and DAVID LIPKIN together with MICHELLE and JEFFREY ROSEN for their respective semachot have pleasure in inviting the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall after the service.
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 4.00pm
Monday - Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am.
Monday - Thursday - Maariv only at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat Shira commences at 4.10pm and service in shul will be at 4.15pm to be followed by Rabbi Mendel Lew’s Shiur.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Debby and David Lipkin on the engagement of their daughter Karen to David Kahtan son of Moshe and Dominique Kahtan. Mazaltov also to Boobi Posner.
Dana Rosen on the occasion of her forthcoming Bat Chayil. Mazaltov also to her parents Michelle and Jeffrey Rosen, brothers Mitchell and Aryeh and grandparents Frances Rosen and Monty Sedler.
Estelle and Jack Paterson on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 12 January 1958 at New West End Synagogue.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Sam Lester, Simone Ward and Elaine Leviton on the loss of their wife and mother Sophie Lester. Shiva at 34 Glanleam Road, Stanmore terminates on Sunday morning 13 January.
Irene Harrison, Alan Harrison and Sharon Braham on the loss of their husband and father Bernard Harrison. Shiva terminated.
Jeffrey Rosen on the loss of his father Monty Rosen. Shiva at 27 Jesmond Way, Stanmore terminates on Thursday morning 17 January.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing
Sunday 20 January 2008:
Irene Goodman (mother of Michael Goodman).
Would you like to read a Haftorah on Shabbat or Yom Tov?
If you need help in perfecting your skills, please contact the Honorary Executive
Next Shabbat 19 January - Explanatory Experience.
Parsha Discussion 9.00am.
Service at 9.45am in the Boardroom.
Also next Shabbat - Afternoon Discussion in the Community Centre.
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 notice board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from Rabbi Mendel Lew.
As it is a notice board you will also be able to see other questions and answers - so please visit regularly.
We're delighted to announce that 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.
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 - Tuesday at 12.30pm
Rabbi Mendel Lew’s weekly Shiur for ladies - Tuesday at 10.30am
Rabbi Mendel Lew's Gemara Shiur - Tuesday at 8.15pm
Please note that the deadline of SUNDAY 13th January for articles and group reports for Pesach Habimah will be strictly adhered to and any submissions after this date (except advertising) will be held over to the next edition if appropriate.
Stanmore AJEX presents a film entitled ‘Genocide’, an Academy Award winning documentary narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles on Thursday 31 January. Two showings to suit all at 2.00pm and 8.30pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Tickets to include refreshments from Jack Lewis (8952 3020) or Denis Bloom (8952 4113). No charge for teenagers. If transport is required please phone the day before.
Yeshurun Synagogue’s “L Of An Evening — Ask the Rabbi” event at Yeshurun on Sunday 10 February at 8.30pm with Rabbis whose surnames begin with L. Rev Michael Simon will chair the Rabbinical question time with Yeshurun’s Rabbi Alan Lewis, our Rabbi Mendel Lew, Edgware’s Rabbi David Lister and Rabbi Zvi Lieberman of Edgware Adass. This event will be free of charge.
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 8954 3300.
Mazaltov to Dana on your forthcoming Bat Chayil.
We are so proud of you.
Love from Mum, Dad, Mitch, Aryeh, Nana Frances and Grandpa Monty S.
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 if you wish the name of a relative or friend to be included in the Prayer for the Sick recited on Shabbat morning.
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