“You are a stranger only until you enter Stanmore Shul”
Shabbat Mevorchim 28 JUNE 2008 - 25 SIVAN 5768
Commences at 8.00pm
Service in shul at 7.30pm
SIDRA for the Week:
KORACH (page 639 Hertz)
I SAMUEL—11, 14-12, 22 (page 649 Hertz)
Special Prayers This Week:
Special Prayer for the new month of TAMMUZ (page 424/383)
Barmitzvah - OLIVER SHEILDS
Blessing of Batmitzvah - KATIE WINTER
Aufruf - DAMIAN TASH on his forthcoming marriage to SUZIE WILSON
Engagement - NATALIE BEHRMAN and DANIEL ABRAHAMS
Ruby Wedding Anniversary - JILL and DAVID SHAW
Thought for the week
Tradition has it that Korach posed an interesting query to Moses: a home in which there are many holy books does it require a Mezuzah? A Mezuzah, after all, contains but two small paragraphs from the Torah, all covered by these sacred books! Moses responded that such a home still required a Mezuzah. But why is a Mezuzah necessary?
A Mezuzah is on the border that divides the home from the outside. As one leaves and enters the home, one notices the Mezuzah and even gives it a kiss of affection and recognition. This ostensibly small act has enormous consequences as it reminds the person that there is only one G-d, who wants us to follow the path of the Torah. Little acts often create the greatest impact.
Korach failed to see this crucial aspect of Mezuzah. Moses, being constantly attached to G-d, was privileged to recognise this fundamental truth.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will address the Barmitzvah and bless the Batmitzvah
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the service
BRIAN WOLKIND will lead Pesukei DeZimra
Dr NIGEL de KARE SILVER will lein the Sedra
Our Barmitzvah OLIVER SHEILDS will read Maftir and Haftarah
EYAL BOOKER will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality (upstairs): SUSAN STARR
Hospitality (downstairs): ALAN KROL
This Week’s Presiding Warden: JULIAN SYNETT
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 9.27pm to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW'S Shiur
MA'ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 10.27pm
JULIE and PAUL SHIELDS, MARILYN and MALCOLM TASH, JILL and DAVID SHAW and ESTHER BEHRMAN for their respective semachot 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, Tuesday & Wednesday - Shacharit at 7.15am
Thursday & Friday - Rosh Chodesh - Shacharit at 7.00am
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday - Mincha and Maariv at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Mincha and Maariv at 7.45pm (earlier time due to TLC)
Next Friday Shabbat commences at 8.00pm
and service in Shul will be at 7.30pm
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Oliver Shields on the occasion of his Barmitzvah and to his parents Julie and Paul Shields and sister Sophie. Mazaltov also to grandparents Deanna Shields and Rosalind and Peter Meisel.
Damian Tash and Suzi Wilson on the occasion of their forthcoming marriage. Mazaltov to parents Marilyn and Malcolm Tash and Carole and Nick Wilson.
Jill and David Shaw on the occasion of their Ruby (40th) Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 23 June 1968 in Sheffield.
Esther Behrman on the occasion of the engagement of her daughter Natalie to Daniel Abrahams son of Erica and Geoffrey Abrahams (Hull). Mazaltov also to grandparents Shifra Heller (Israel), Vera Cohen (Manchester) and Leslie Abrahams (Hull).
Katie Winter on the occasion of her Batmitzvah tomorrow and to her parents Michelle and Jerrard Winter and brother Jordan. Mazaltov also to grandparents Estelle Winter, Mildred Grant and Morris Levy.
Shani and Jon Shamah on the birth of a granddaughter Simcha Batsheva, a daughter for Sami and Gideon Spector. Mazaltov also to Lorraine and Michael Spector and great grandmother Mami Pruchnie.
Jill and Michael Branston on the marriage of their daughter Lisa to Joshua May which will take place tomorrow. Mazaltov also to parents Rocky and David May and grandparents Phyllis Branston, Sylvianne and Brian Sykes and Rene and Frank May.
Penny and Ronnie Zoldan on the occasion of their Ruby (40th) Wedding Anniversary. The marriage took place on 30 June 1968 at Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue.
We offer our sincere condolences to:
Andrew Blumenson on the loss of his father Harold Blumenson. Shiva terminated.
The family of the late Alice Noys. Shiva terminated.
Malcolm Kayser on the loss of his father Leonard Kayser. Shiva terminated.
Susan Courts for her mother Elsie Cohen. Last night of Shiva at 34 Oak Lodge Close, Dennis Lane is Wednesday 2 July.
We wish 'Long Life' on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Audrey Cass for her husband and Stewart Cass for his father Frank Cass Sunday 29 June at 10.30am at Bushey cemetery.
Jean Woolf for her husband and Mitchell Woolf for his father Peter Woolf Sunday 29 June at 4.00pm at Bushey cemetery.
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 shortly.
During this time access will be available to the Synagogue and Community Centre through the front of the building but there may 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 welcome Inspector Paul Evans and a group of policemen and women as part of their understanding of a multi cultural society.
They are attending 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 01 JulySESSION A - 8.00-8.50pm
The History of British Jewry 1918-39 HM Government and the Germans – Mr Elkan Levy
Body & Soul - CST
The Bluffers Guide to the Synagogue Service – All the rest – Rabbi Saul Zneimer
Gemara Pesachim - Rabbi Mendel Lew
The Israeli Army – Photographic diary of the second Lebanon 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 - Sunday at 9.45am
FILE - Sunday at 9.30am
the CLUB - Sunday at 5.30pm
Learn to Lead - Thursday at 6.30pm
Bet Midrash - Thursday at 8.00pm
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.
Mazaltov OLIVER on your Barmitzvah
Love from Mum, Dad and Sophie.
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The shul loop system for the hard of hearing is in use,
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