“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 21 JUNE 2008 - 18 SIVAN 5768
Commences at 8.00pm
Service in shul at 7.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
SHELACH LECHA (page 623 Hertz)
JOSHUA 2 (page 635 Hertz)
Barmitzvah - YOSEF YITZCHAK LEW
Blessing of Batmitzvah - NATALIE YAGER
Thought for the week
The Mitzvah to don the Tzitzit garment marks the conclusion of the Sidrah. At each corner of the Tzitzit, four long strings are inserted into holes in the corner, which are doubled over to form 8 threads. This is the correct number that should be on each of the 4 corners; otherwise it should be shown to a Rabbi who will ascertain whether the garment is still kosher.
Each corner should also contain 5 knots (double knots), 1 close to the hole, followed by 4 others - one after each of the 4 ‘windings’ of the main thread (it winds around the others, giving it the shape of a screw). Again, anything less than 5 knots renders the Tzitzit unfit. The 8 threads and 5 knots give us a total of 13.
The Hebrew word Tzitzit is comprised of 5 letters, and when the letters are added up in their numerical equivalent, it gives us the following total: the 1st and 3rd letter is Tzaddik, the letter that equals 90; the 2nd and 4th letter is Yud, the letter that equals 10; the final letter is Tav, the letter that equals 400. 90 x 2, plus 10 x 2, plus 400 equals 600. Add in the total from the previous paragraph, and you have 613. This is also the number of Mitzvot that were given to us by G-d! Wearing Tzitzit reminds us of our duties.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will will address the Barmitzvah
RABBI MENDEL LEW will bless the Batmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
LEO ORENSTEIN will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Our Barmitzvah YOSEF YITZCHAK LEW will lein the Sidra
and read Maftir and Haftarah
YISROEL LEW will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): ESTHER BEHRMAN
Hospitality (downstairs): PHILIP HERTZ
This Week’s Presiding Warden: DAVID METZGER
SHACHARIT - Main Shul 9.00am
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 8.30pm
MINCHA at 9.28pm to be followed by a Shiur to be given by RABBI SHMUEL LEW
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 10.28pm
RABBI MENDEL LEW and REBBETZEN RIVKIE LEW have pleasure in inviting the congregation to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv - 7.30pm.
Monday to Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Mincha and Maariv at 7.45pm (earlier time due to TLC)
Next Friday Shabbat Mevorchim commences at 8.00pm
and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Yosef Yitzchak Lew on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Rabbi Mendel and Rebbetzen Rivkie Lew, sisters Mushkie, Chana, Simi, Devorah Leah and Raizy and brother Yisroel. Mazaltov also to grandparents Rabbi Shmuel and Rebbetzen Hindy Lew and Rebbetzen Sarah Yarmush.
Natalie Yager on the occasion of her Batmitzvah which will take place tomorrow and to her parents Claire and Raymond Yager and brother Benjamin. Mazaltov also to grandparents Betty Bornstajn and Leah Yager.
Louise and Mark on the birth of a son Sam Matthew Rose-Isaacs, a brother for Daryl, Adam and Ben. Mazaltov also to grandparents Judith Rose and Elizabeth and Henry Isaacs and great grandmother Anne Lightman.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Lena Davis on the loss of her husband Sidney Davis. Shiva terminated.
We wish 'Long Life' on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Sadie Martin for her husband Sidney Martin Sunday 22 June at 11.30am at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place on Sunday 29 June:
Frank Cass (father of Stewart Cass)
Peter Woolf (husband of Jean Woolf and father of Mitchell Woolf)
The Salute to Israel Parade will take place on Sunday 29 June.
If you wish to travel there by a coach from Stanmore Shul please
notify the shul office by Sunday 12.30pm.
Deadline for articles and group reports for Rosh Hashanah Habimah is 1 July.
Please send to The Editor, c/o the synagogue office.
Please also consider advertising or placing a new year greeting
to support the magazine.
Telephone Glynis Kuzuk on 8954 9954 for details.
STANMORE YOUTH WANTED FROM SEPTEMBER: Cheder requires 4 reading helpers (year 11 or above) and 1 classroom assistant (year 12 or above).
SMILE requires a reading lead for the Challenge programme (year 12 or above).
Interviews to be held on Sunday mornings in June by arrangement and will be based on Jewish knowledge and reading ability.
Work in connection with the installation of the new car park gates and security fencing around the Synagogue complex is due to start week commencing June 23.
During this time access will be available to the Synagogue and Community Centre through the front of the building but there will be no access for vehicles or pedestrians through the car park.
Would you like to read a Haftarah on Shabbat or Yom Tov?
If you need help in perfecting your skills, please contact the Honorary Executive
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 message board where you can post a question that will require a BRIEF answer from Rabbi Mendel Lew.
As it is a message board you will also be able to see other questions and answers - so please visit regularly.
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.
The Honorary Executive are pleased to inform the community that next Shabbat we shall be welcoming Inspector Paul Evans and a group of policemen and women as part of their understanding of a multi cultural society.
They will attend part of the main service as well as visiting the children and youth services.
They will also join the community at the Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall.
THIS WEEK AT TLC — TUESDAY 24 JuneSESSION A – 8.00-8.50pm
The History of British Jewry 1918-39 Up the Northern Line & other Underground tales
– Mr Elkan Levy
Body & Soul – BODY: Personal safety & basic self-defence – Mr Mike Blond, CST
The Bluffers Guide to the Synagogue Service – The bits they say before we get to Shul
– Rabbi Saul Zneimer
Gemara Pesachim — Rabbi Mendel Lew
The Israeli Army – Civilians in war – Dr Daniel Reisel
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, FZY, JLGB, Art
Class, Craft Class, Keep Fit, Israeli Dancing and Ivrit - meet as usual
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
J.A.C.S. - Wednesday at 1.30pm
Community Department (8385 7263)
SMILE breakfast - Sunday at 8.45am
FILE - Sunday at 9.30am
S Café - Tuesday at 5.00pm
Learn to Lead - Thursday at 6.30pm
Bet Midrash - Thursday at 8.00pm
The Ladies Guild are arranging a coach trip to Brighton on Wednesday 25 June. For full details please contact Lila Edwards 8385 7551
STANMORE WIZO Annual Summer Luncheon - Guest Speaker — THIS Monday 23 June at 12 noon in the Freeman Susman Hall. For further details contact Gena Turgel MBE (8958 1306).
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 on 8954 3300
MALE CONGREGANTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE MEHITZA IS IN PLACE AT THE BACK OF THE SHUL DOWNSTAIRS. THEY ARE RESPECTFULLY ASKED NOT TO OCCUPY THE SEATS BEHIND THE MEHITZA AS THEY ARE RESERVED FOR THE USE OF WOMEN FOR ALL SERVICES EXCEPT ON YOMIM NORAIM.
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.
Our dearest Yosef, we love and admire you
and are immensely proud of you.
Tatty, Mommy, Mushkie, Chana, Simi, Devorah, Yisroel and Raizy.
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.
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.
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