Special Prayers This Week: Blessing of the new month of Sivan(page 424/383)
The visit of the President of the United Synagogue
Dr Simon Hochhauser
Isha Chachmat Lev Awards
Naming of baby girl - Conway
Shabbat Ends: 9.38pm
Thought for the week
Ever wished you had a servant? If you did acquire one, how would you treat this individual? Would you be a fair master, or would you treat the person as a slave to be abused and bullied? This week’s Sidrah contains many detailed instructions for the prospective master to consider. Owning a servant brings with it responsibilities, which must be taken seriously.
According to strict Biblical law, a non-Jewish servant can be forced to do any and all tasks. But the Rabbinic Sages dictated that masters be compassionate and considerate to their subjects, even if they are not members of the faith.
The great teacher, Maimonides explained that it is both pious and wise to be compassionate. One should not place excessive demands on the servant. In fact, the early sages would first ensure that their servants were fed before they would sit down to eat. In our interactions with others – particularly with those over whom we exert a level of authority – we must take measures to be thoughtful and considerate of them and their needs.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
CLIVE BOXER will lead Pesukei DeZimra
MICHAEL VOGEL will lein the Sidra
ALAN LEE will read the Haftarah
JONATHAN GORDON will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): PAULINE NEWMAN
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
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 7.45pm
MINCHA at 8.38pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 9.38pm
The community is invited to Kiddush in the Community Centre following the service. The kiddush is part sponsored by the Stanmore L’Chaim Fund.
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Wednesday - Yom Yerushalayim — Shacharit at 7.00am to be followed by a L’Chaim
Friday - Rosh Chodesh — Shacharit at 7.00am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday — Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Mincha at 7.30 to be followed by a festive Maariv service for Yom Yerushalayim. All welcome
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 8.00pm and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Rosalind Boxer and Shelley Morris together with their families on being honoured with Isha Chachmat Lev awards.
Michelle and Simon Conway on the birth of a baby girl, a sister for Sophie and Amy. Mazaltov also to grandparents Linda and Ronnie Conway and Penny and Richard Goodman and great grandmother Kitty Schragge.
We also wish Mazaltov to the following who were elected at the AGM:
Nigel de Kare-Silver
Ruth de Kare-Silver
David Glassman and Esther Behrman were elected to the Honorary Executive at a Board Meeting following the AGM
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Hilde Wayburne on the loss of her husband Samuel Wayburne. Shiva terminated.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Barry Danser for his mother Estelle Danser tomorrow Sunday 13 May at 11.00am at Waltham Abbey cemetery.
Leone Olins for her mother Freda Walters tomorrow Sunday 13 May at 12.30pm at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 20 May:
Janice Jayson (wife of Geoffrey Jayson, mother of Juliet and Hannah and sister of Alan Lee)
Toby Winton (mother of Martin Winton)
The Isha Chachmat Lev awards will take place during the Communal Lunch. May we respectfully remind members that pre-booking was requested and therefore all places have been allocated.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Simon Hochhauser, President of the United Synagogue, to our community this Shabbat.
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 14 May at 8.15pm.
Friendship Club - Tuesdays at 12:30
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Tuesday 15 May — the whole community is invited to the 40th Anniversary Yom Yerushalayim celebrations in conjunction with the Stanmore Learning Centre. There will be an Israeli Buffet, an audio visual presentation and live music with Jonny Turgel from 8.45pm. All welcome (admission charge).
Stanmore Youth and Community Department (8385 7263)
SMILE breakfast - Sunday at 8.45am
FILE - Sunday at 9.30am
Club 11 - Sunday at 5.30pm
the Zone - Wednesday at 7.30pm
Bet Midrash - Thursday at 8.00pm
Bridge evening Sunday 13 May at 7.15pm. Please contact Glynis Kuzuk 8954 9954 for details.
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.
Diary note - Ladies Guild Theatre Outing on Wednesday 20 June to see “Fiddler on the Roof”. Please contact Anita Bloom 8958 4476.
Next Shabbat 19 May a Sefer Torah will be dedicated by the Bloch family in loving memory of Taube and Alick Bloch. The London Cantorial Singers will be in attendance.
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We thank those members who have generously donated to the Stanmore L’Chaim Fund.
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