“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 25 August 2007 - 11 Ellul 5767
Commences at 7.50pm
Service in Shul at 7.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
KI THETZE(page 840 Hertz)
ISAIAH 52 1-10 (page 857 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week:
Psalm 27 - page 156/145
Blessing of Bnot Chayil:
Aliyah — BRENDA and MICHAEL BLISS
Ruby Wedding Anniversary — JANET and BRIAN GOLD
Thought for the week
In the chain of tradition that is Jewish law and practice, everything can be traced back to the
written Torah. But the evolution of this law is so complex that it is not always apparent. The
Talmud is so fascinating as it sheds light on many of these important deliberations with regard to
formulating the law. Some of the extra safeguards implemented by the Rabbinic Sages are
attributed to a verse from this week’s Sidrah.
'When you build a new house, you must make a guardrail for your roof' [Deuteronomy: 22; 8]. The Torah reminds the house-owner that accidents do indeed happen, but that is no excuse for not implementing every precaution. The same regulation would apply to a swimming pool, where a fence must be erected to protect people from slipping in.
The sages realised that some Divine directives would be easier to comply with than others. They also recognised that it would be better to take one step (or two) further back from some
prohibitions in order to better protect the individual from spiritual harm. The stronger regulations would serve as a 'fence' away from the original instruction. This way, religious accidents would be avoided.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI ANDREW SHAW will will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN MICHAEL SIMON will lead the service
ROSS PHILLIPS will lead Pesukei DeZimra
MICHAEL VOGEL will lein the Sidra
JACOB LEVY will read the Haftarah
JAKE LEARMAN and OLIVER GREEN will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): VIVIENNE LIPOWICZ
Hospitality (downstairs): DAVID EPSTEIN
This Week’s Presiding Warden: DAVID GLASSMAN
SHACHARIT Main Shul 9.00am
Intermediate Service 10.30am
Children’s Service 10.30am
Toddlers’ Service 11.00am
MINCHA at 7.53pm to be followed by RABBI ANDREW SHAW'S Shiur
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 8.53pm
Karen & Joe Felton, Simon & Deborah Learman, Sarah & Jacob Levy, Sandra & Louis Lipman, Janet & Brian Gold and Brenda & Michael Bliss for their
respective semachot are pleased to invite congregants to Kiddush in the Freeman Susman Hall following the service.
Sunday and Monday (public holiday) - Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Tuesday - Friday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Tuesday - Thursday - Mincha at 7.50pm - Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 7.35pm
and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Emily Felton on the occasion of her forthcoming Bat Chayil and to her parents Karen & Joe Felton
Sophie Learman on the occasion of her forthcoming Bat Chayil and to her parents Deborah and Simon Learman
Rachel Levy on the occasion of her forthcoming Bat Chayil and to her parents Sarah and Jacob Levy
Eva Lipman on the occasion of her forthcoming Bat Chayil and to her parents Sandra and Louis Lipman
Janet and Brian Gold on the occasion of their Ruby (40) Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 28 August 1967 at Marble Arch Synagogue.
We wish hatzlachah rabbah to Brenda and Michael Bliss who are making aliyah.
Barbara and Alan Grant on the birth of a granddaughter. A daughter Rochel Nehama to Rabbi Sholom and Bleema Grant.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
The family of Mark Harris. Shiva terminated.
Rachel Faiman on the loss of her husband, Maurice Faiman. Shiva terminated.
We wish 'Long Life'
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Susan Dobkin for her husband Melvyn Dobkin Sunday 26 August at 10.00am at Bushey cemetery.
Jacqueline Kaye for her mother Rose Curtis Monday 27th August at 4.00pm at Bushey cemetery.
Murray Kahn for his sister Freda Soning Thursday 30th August at 4.00pm at Willesden cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing
Sunday 02 September:
Max Biber (husband of Tauba Biber).
Yomtov 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.
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 Mendel Lew’s weekly Shiur for ladies will recommence Tuesday 4 September at 10.00am (please note earlier time for that week only).
Rabbi Mendel Lew's Gemara Shiur will recommence Tuesday 11 September.
J.A.C.S. - Wednesday at 1.30pm
Rabbi and Rebbetzen Lew are away on holiday.
Bridge evening - Sunday 26 August in the Freeman Susman Hall at 7pm.
The Ladies Guild are pleased to invite you to a pre-Rosh Hashanah Bazaar on Tuesday 4 September at 7.30pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Amongst items for sale will be Rosh Hashanah gifts, books, toys, chocolates, nut arrangements and a beautiful range of hats, handbags and costume jewellery. The Ladies Guild will be serving coffee and cake and look forward to welcoming all members of the community.
Stanmore Womens Tefillah Group are holding their annual pre Yomim Noraim learning evening on Wednesday 5th September at the home of Carole and Alan Orchover, at 8.00pm. The subject 'A Prayer Answered' will be presented by Shelley Morris and Hanna Orenstein. All women welcome. Call 8958 8408.
A lift is being installed adjacent to the Freeman Susman Hall staircase. When completed it will work on Sunday and weekdays. On Shabbat the lift will operate on automatic shabbat mode.
Transport to and from Bushey cemetery for visits during Ellul: A mini bus will leave Stanmore Station on Sunday 2 and 9 September, half-hourly from 10am to 12 noon and then half-hourly from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Return journeys from Bushey Cemetery to Stanmore Station will be half-hourly from 10.15am until 12.15pm and from 1.45pm until 4.30pm. For details of transport to and from Waltham Abbey cemetery see notice board.
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.
Due to the changes in the seating arrangements this year,
Yom Tov tickets will be sent separately from the Habimah magazine
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 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.
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