“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat Shekalim and Shabbat Mevorchim
17 February 2007 - 29 Shevat 5767 Commences at 5.02pm
Service in Shul at 5.15pm.
SIDRA for the Week:
MISHPATIM (page 306 Hertz)
EXODUS 30—11-16 (page 352)
This Week’s HAFTARAH:
KINGS II, 1-17 and SAMUEL I - Verses 18 and 42 (pages 948/950 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week: Blessing of the new month of ADAR (page 424/383)
Shabbat Ends: 6.06pm
Thought for the week
The Sidrah this week begins with the following words: “And these are the ordinances that you shall place before them” [Exodus: 21;1]. The foremost commentator – Rashi, explains the choice of words “place before them” (as opposed to “teach them”) that it was G-d’s intention that the laws not only be taught, but that they should be fully absorbed, understood, and easy to follow, like a table upon which food that is ready to eat is placed. The laws should similarly be placed before them, ready to be implemented.
The similarity of the Torah’s laws to food is striking. Not just in its readiness for use, but also in the effect they both have on the person. Whereas food provides strength, energy and nutrients that maintain the physical health and well-being of the individual, the Torah with its laws does the same, in a spiritual sense. Time for that spiritual check-up!
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
DAVID ISAACS will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr PETER KRAUS will lein the Sidra
DAVID ISAACS will read the Haftarah
ROBBIE METZGER will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): ELAINE LAMPERT
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: DAVID GLASSMAN
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Youth Service 9.30am
Intermediate Service 10.30am
Children’s Service 10.30am
Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
MINCHA (omit Tzidkatcha Tzedek) at 5.06pm
to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur.
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 6.06pm
The community is invited to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service. The kiddush is part sponsored by the Stanmore L’Chaim Fund.
Bnei Akiva meet this Shabbat: 3.00 - 5.00pm
Sunday — Rosh Chodesh — Shacharit at 8.15am.
Mincha/Maariv at 5.15pm.
Monday — Rosh Chodesh - Shacharit at 7.00am
Tuesday — Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday — Maariv only at 8.00pm
Tuesday — Maariv at 7.45pm
Next Friday - Shabbat and service commence at 5.15pm.
Social and Personal
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Tauba Biber on the loss of her husband Max Biber. Last night for prayers at 57 Elm Park, Stanmore is Wednesday 21 February.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Warren Starr for his mother Muriel Starr on Thursday 22 February at 9.30am at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 25 February:
Hettie Feltz (sister of Evelyn Levene)
Doris Lewis (wife of Henry Lewis)
David Gold (husband of Maureen Gold)
Motzei Shabbat 3 March the fancy dress parade in Shul begins at 7.00pm to be followed by the reading of the Megilla. The Megillah will also be read in the Brides Room at 7.00pm.
After the Megilla reading the community are invited to BINGO (for all parents, children and youth in Year 8 and under). Please join us for a fun filled evening with supper included. Entertainment will be provided by our Youth. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Phone the Youth Department 8385 7263 for a booking form.
For the older teenagers there will be a Purim Karaoke evening in the Community Centre. This will include a buffet supper and entertainment.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. To book phone the Youth Department.
On Sunday 4 March the Megillah will be read during Shacharit in the Shul and there will be a second Megillah reading with Rabbi Mendel Lew in the Freeman Susman Hall at 10.00am to be followed by refreshments.
Children and Toddlers Services Purim Party will be on Sunday 4 March at 11.30am. Fancy Dress Parade and entertainment by Adam Ant. Lunch provided. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Contact Sara Greenfield 8958 5385.
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 - recommences Monday 26 February
Friendship Club Tuesdays at 12.30pm
Stanmore Learning Centre - Tuesday at 8.00pm - Please call Ruth Temerlies 07857 855 358 or book for next term online: email@example.com
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Youth Department (8385 7263)
S Café - Tuesday at 7.30pm
the Zone - Wednesday at 7.30pm
Back to Shushan, an original musical comedy for Purim, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March at 7.00pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Please contact Youth Department to book.
AJEX present a Moriah Film from the Simon Weisenthal Centre “EVER AGAIN”, the must see documentary about fanatical intolerance and terrorism haunting Europe today, on Thursday 22 February at 2.00pm and 8.30pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Refreshments.
Jewish Scout Advisory Council will be recognising 100 years of Scouting on Sunday 18 March 2pm - 5pm at New West End Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place. The event is open to all past and current members of Jewish Scouting and Guiding and is a uniformed event. Refreshments. No charge. Please contact Alison Gaus 07770 782489.
Work has commenced on Air Conditioning in the Shul. Weekday services will be held in the Community Centre. Friday night and Shabbat services will continue to be held in the Shul.
PLEASE NOTE - From Tuesday 23 January — Tuesday 13 March 2007 inclusive, Tuesday night Ma’ariv will be in the shul at 7.45pm due to S.L.C. starting next term at the earlier time of 8.00pm.
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.
We thank those members who have generously donated
to the Stanmore L’Chaim Fund.
If you wish to make a donation please contact Lewis Bloch or 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.
Please inform the Shul office in writing if you wish the name of a relative or friend to be included in the Prayer for the Sick recited on Shabbat morning.
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.
The website is growing rapidly with more and more community information - please visit regularly to keep up to date with communal activities.
If you have any comments about this news sheet, or if you have any information for us to publish, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a first time visitor and would like to be informed regularly of our updates, then please contact us at: email@example.com