“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat 28 April 2007 - 10 Iyar 5767 Commences at 8.00pm
Service in Shul at 7.30pm.
SIDRA for the Week:
ACHARAEI MOT/KEDOSHIM (page 480 Hertz)
AMOS 9, 7-15 (page 509 Hertz)
Shabbat Ends: 9.12pm
Thought for the week
'You shall be holy, for holy am I, Lord your G-d'. These words from the opening of the second Sidrah - 'Kedoshim' are best described as the mission statement of Judaism. Create a climate of holiness, and connect with the Almighty.
What’s interesting is how sanctity and holiness are generally associated with a religious experience. Praying, studying Torah, meditating, these spiritual activities are typically equated with holiness and purity. What our Sidrah demonstrates is that in Judaism the mundane activity is equally sacred.
The path to holiness is paved with kindness, charity, honesty, good business practice, personal morality, etc. From the bedroom to the kitchen, from the street to the office, there are many ways to express our piety. It is precisely our day-to-day regular experiences that bring us closer to G-d. Prayer and study are the icing on the cake!
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
BERNARD REDHOUSE will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr NIGEL de KARE-SILVER will lein the Sidrot
JEFFREY BAKER will read the Haftarah
ZACHARY PEREZ will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): VIVIENNE LIPOWICZ
Hospitality Shamash (downstairs): HOWARD DAVIS
This Week’s Presiding Warden: LEWIS BLOCH
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 7.15pm
MINCHA at 8.12pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shiur
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 9.12pm
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.
Sunday — Shacharit at 8.30am.
Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday — Friday — Shacharit at 7.15am
Monday — Thursday — Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Next Friday - Shabbat commences at 8.00pm and service
in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Carole Waller on the birth of a granddaughter Olivia Joelle Milly, a daughter for Rita and Jamie Waller and a sister for Joshua.
We congratulate all those members who ran in the London Marathon last Sunday.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Rodney Prior on the loss of his mother Ros Prior. Shiva terminated.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Murray Kahn for his sister Renee Goldwater Sunday 29 April at 2.45pm at Rainham cemetery.
Leon Hayden for his father Barnett Rudash on Wednesday 2 May at 12.30pm at Bushey cemetery.
The following consecrations will take place the week commencing Sunday 6 May:
Elizabeth Lampert (wife of Myer Lampert and mother of Richard Lampert).
Gerald Berko (father of Marian Mendez-Da-Costa)
Harry Miller (father of Valerie Blum)
Rev Louis Glassman (father of David Glassman).
Next Shabbat there will be an Explanatory Service in the Board Room at 10.45am.
COMMUNAL LUNCHEON — SHABBAT 12 MAY 2007
In honour of the Isha Chachmat Lev Awards to
Rosalind Boxer and Shelley Morris
Guest Speaker: Dr Simon Hochhauser
President of the United Synagogue
BOOKING ESSENTIAL — Deadline for returning your booking form to the Synagogue office has been extended because of Pesach holidays to Sunday 5 May the latest.
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 - meet as
Rabbi Melvyn Bloom’s Mishna Shiur - Monday 30 April at 8.15pm
Friendship Club - Tuesdays at 12:30
J.A.C.S. - Wednesdays at 1.30pm
We are delighted to start the Summer term of SLC on Tuesday 8 May with our keynote speaker The Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks. The lecture will commence at 8.00pm in the Freeman Susman Hall and will be followed by refreshments. For security reasons, pre-booking is essential. Please call Ruth Temerlies on 07857 855 358.
the Zone (year 8) - Wednesday at 7.30pm
Learn 2 Lead (year 9) - Thursday at 7.30pm
Bet Midrash - Thursday at 8.00pm
Lag B’Omer Community Picnic — Sunday 6 May at J.F.S. from 10.30am. BOOKING ESSENTIAL — please contact Community Department.
Bridge evening Sunday 29 April at 7.15pm. Please contact Glynis Kuzuk 8954 9954 for details.
Diary note - Ladies Guild Theatre Outing on Wednesday 20 June to see “Fiddler on the Roof”. Please contact Anita Bloom 8958 4476.
Our Synagogue is delighted to have on loan a Scroll originally from Kyjov. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is currently holding an Exhibition entitled “The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls” showing items from the Jewish Museum of Prague. The Exhibition is open on Tuesday – Thursday 10am-4pm or by appointment and will run until Tuesday 5 June at Kent House, Rutland Gardens, Knightsbridge. See poster on the notice board.
The A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 9 May at 8.30pm in the Freeman Susman Hall. Voting will be from 6.00pm - 7.00pm downstairs in the Community Centre foyer and from 7.00pm to 9.00pm upstairs in the Freeman Susman Hall.
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 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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