Special Prayers This Week: Blessing of the new month of Nissan (page 424/383)
Aufruf - PAUL BRAHAM on his forthcoming marriage to GABRIELLE ROTH
Batmitzvah - NEHAMA WEISS
Silver Wedding - STEPHANIE and PETER KRAUS
Shabbat Ends: 6.55pm
Thought for the week
This Shabbat, we once again read from two Sifrei Torah. Following the weekly reading from the first one, we read the Maftir from the second one. The title of the Maftir – Hachodesh, is in reference to the upcoming festival of Pesach. In the build-up to the original Pesach, immediately prior to the Exodus itself, the Israelite people was given its first ever Mitzvah as a new nation. This was the Mitzvah to sanctify each month, which was done once the new appearance of the moon was identified.
This Mitzvah of establishing the new month is powerful as it represents the close partnership between G-d and us. By entrusting us with this responsibility, G-d is effectively drawing us into the running of our religious destiny. We obviously have a clear directive from G-d, but the actual timing and subsequent implementation is down to human influence and contribution. In this way, we demonstrate yet again how much we are partners in G-d's Creation.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will address the batmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
ARIEL WEISS will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr PETER KRAUS will lein the Sidrot
ARTHUR WEISS will read the Haftarah
DANNY MORRIS will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): RUTH PROOPS
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): DAVID EPSTEIN
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
Explanatory Service in the Board Room at 10.30am.
Note earlier time
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM’S Shiur will be at 5.00pm
MINCHA at 5.45pm to be followed by a Seudah Shlishit when Rabbi Bloom will complete the tractate “Beitzah” in memory of Irene Goodman.
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 6.55pm
SUSY and ARTHUR WEISS, SHARON and LAURENCE BRAHAM and STEPHANIE and PETER KRAUS for their respective semachot have pleasure in inviting the congregation to kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Bnei Akiva meet this Shabbat: 3.00 - 5.00pm
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha/Maariv at 6.00pm.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Tuesday (Rosh Chodesh) - Shacharit at 7.00am
Monday to Thursday - Maariv only at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 6.04pm and service in Shul will be at 6.15pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Nehama Weiss on the occasion of her Batmitzvah and to her parents Susy and Arthur Weiss. Mazaltov also to grandparents Sonia and Alex Colman and Peter Weiss.
Paul Braham and Gabrielle Roth on the occasion of their forthcoming marriage. Mazaltov also to parents Sharon and Laurence Braham and Tanya and Grahame Roth and grandparents Irene and Ben Harrison, Sheila Moss and Sandra and Arnold Roth.
Stephanie and Peter Kraus on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 21st March 1982 here at Stanmore Synagogue.
Ros and Maurice Hackenbroch on the birth of a grandson Gedaliah. A son to their children Nicole and Michael Sayagh. Mazaltov also to grandparents Geula and Moishe Yaacov Sayagh and great grandmother Lillie Sackman.
Susan and Ian Green on the birth of a grandson Elisha (Eli) Benjamin. A son to their children Vivienne and Dan Green and brother for Shiri and Gabriel. Mazaltov also to grandfather David Gould and great grandfather Pip Green.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Murray Kahn on the loss of his sister Freda Soning - shiva terminated.
Michele Tenzer on the loss of her father Eddie Goldstein - shiva terminated
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 to the Shul office for the Gemilut Chesed Fund will be much appreciated.
Following Mincha at 5.45pm there will be a Siyum and Seudah Shlishit. Rabbi Melvyn Bloom will be completing the study of tractate “Beitzah” of the Babylonian Talmud. The Siyum is dedicated to the memory of Irene Goodman z’l and sponsored by the Goodman family. All are welcome.
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 - Mondays at 8.15pm
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.
Stanmore WIZO — Card Luncheon Monday 19 March at 11.30am at 53 London Road (courtesy of Gena Turgel MBE). Contact Gena 8958 1306 for more details.
Stanmore Women’s Tephillah Group — Next service will be on Shabbat 24 March at 10.00am celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Natalie Goodman, daughter of Liz and Ian Goodman. Please note change of venue - Church House, Old Church Lane, Stanmore.
A Civic Service will be held on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon in the synagogue at which Her Worship the Mayor Cllr Janet Cowan will be present. This will be followed by a reception in the Freeman Susman Hall.
On Shabbat 12th May the Isha Cochmat Lev awards to Ladies of our Community will take place and a Communal Lunch is being held. A Youth dinner is being held on Friday night. Dr Simon Hochhauser, President of the United Synagogue, will be our guest throughout Shabbat.
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If you know anyone who is ill or housebound please contact Stanmore Synagogue Community Care 8954 3300.
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