“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 19 May 2007 - 02 Sivan 5767 Commences at 8.00pm
Service in Shul at 7.30pm.
SIDRA for the Week:
BAMIDBAR (page 568 Hertz)
HOSEA 2, 1-22 (page 582 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week: Av Horachamim (page 426/385)
The Dedication of a Sefer Torah and appurtenances by Andrea and Lewis Bloch and family, in loving memory of Taube and Alick Bloch
Shabbat Ends: 9.51pm
Thought for the week
The setting for the giving of the Ten Commandments (commemorated on Shavuot) was the Sinai desert. It was deliberately chosen to remind us of the attitude we must adopt, in order to gain the benefits of Torah. A desert represents many things, safety not high among them. In fact, a desert is a place of sand, earth and dust. There’s not much in the way of food that can grow there, and very few people, if any, reside there. A desert is often spoken of as taming and conquering humanity. A desert reveals our human vulnerability.
The first condition for success in Torah study is humility. One must be humble and unpretentious to the level of desert dust. One must recognise that we owe our survival and success to the Almighty, who bestows us with the means and wherewithal to become what we are. Feelings of superiority must be challenged and removed, in the same way that a desert removes any vestige of self-importance to the one striving to remain alive.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
The London Cantorial Singers will be in attendance. ADRIAN PINKUS will lead Pesukei DeZimra
JEFFREY BAKER will lein the Sidra
LEWIS BLOCH will read the Haftarah
ELI GORDON will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): ELAINE LAMPERT
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): ALAN KROL
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
RABBI MELVYN BLOOM’S Shiur will be at 8.00pm
MINCHA at 8.51pm to be followed by RABBI ANDREW SHAW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 9.51pm
ANDREA and LEWIS BLOCH invite the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday and Tuesday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday — Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
The festival of Shavuot commences at 8.42pm on Tuesday 22 May — Mincha and Maariv at 8.30pm.
First day Shavuot — Wednesday 23 May — Shacharit at 9.00am and Rabbi Melvyn Bloom will deliver the sermon.
Candle lighting, Mincha and Maariv - Wednesday 23 May at 8.45pm - Mincha and Maariv at 8.30pm
Second day Shavuot — Thursday 24 May — Shacharit at 9.00am
Yizkor at 10.30am.
The Book of Ruth is read.
Mincha at 8.59pm to be followed by Rabbi Mendel Lew’s shiur.
Maariv at the termination of Yomtov at 9.59pm.
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 8.00pm and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Hilary and David Davidson on the birth of a grandson Leedan Yehuda, a son for Samantha and Amitai Tzinovich and a brother for Lotem and Malachee. Mazaltov also to Irit Tzinovich and great grandmother Jeanette Grays.
Rita and Leonard Lewis on the birth of a great granddaughter, a daughter for Bassi and Adam Lewis and a sister for Ari. Mazaltov also to grandparents Leonie and Howard Lewis.
Nicole and Jason Noah on the birth of a son Joshua Ian, a brother for Sophie. Mazaltov also to grandparents Susan and Paul Ruck and Lynne and Frank Fletcher and great grandparents Jackie Spiro and Sonia and Walter Arnold.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Lila Edwards on the loss of her husband Ronald Edwards. Shiva terminated.
Ella Berman on the loss of her husband Barnet Berman. Shiva terminated.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Geoffrey Jayson, Juliet and Hannah and Alan Lee for their wife, mother and sister Janice Jayson, Sunday 20 May at 10.30am at Bushey cemetery.
The family of the late Pearl Fine Sunday 20 May at 12 noon at Bushey cemetery.
Martin Winton for his mother Toby Winton Sunday 20 May at 4.30pm at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 28 May:
Tikkun Leil Shavuot — Tuesday 22 May at 12 midnight will be held at 16 Valencia Road, Stanmore, courtesy of Sheila and Ronald Metzger. Refreshments — all are welcome.
Rabbi Mendel Lew will speak on 'Humans or angels — the battle over the Torah'
Rabbi Andrew Shaw will speak on 'The house in the air'
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom will speak on 'Torah and Tzedakah — a Talmudic view of charity'
Years 8-13, their parents, students and young adults — Tuesday 22 May — shul service at 8.30pm followed by Shavuot buffet dinner in the Freeman Susman Hall at 9.30pm. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL — No charge
TIKKUN LEIL for years 8—13, Community Centre at 11.00pm. Refreshments
TIKKUN for 18—35 at 11.00pm, Community Centre. Refreshments
Those attending the Tikkunim are invited to the main service in the Shul at 3.30am
TIKKUN for Years 5, 6 and 7 — Tuesday 22 May 7.00-8.00pm will be held at 11 London Road, Stanmore, courtesy of Michelle and Philip Hertz
Children and Toddlers Services — Shavuot Tea Party on 2nd day Shavuot, Thursday 24 May 4.30-6.00pm. To book please contact Youth Department by Sunday 20 May the latest
On 1st day Yomtov there will be a tea, coffee and cheesecake Kiddush.
On 2nd day Yomtov there will be a full Kiddush.
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 - check with leaders
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom’s Mishna Shiur - will recommence on Monday 4 June at 8.15pm.
Community Department (8385 7263)
SMILE - Sunday at 9.30am
FILE - Sunday at 9.30am
Stanmore Women’s Tephillah Group’s next Service will be on Shabbat 2 June 2007 at Oakmead Lodge, Valencia Road at 9.45am. All women welcome.
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.
Ladies Guild Theatre Outing on Wednesday 20 June to see “Fiddler on the Roof”. Please contact Anita Bloom 8958 4476.
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.
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