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Shabbat HAGADOL 31 March 2007 - 12 Nissan 5767 Commences at 7.16pm
Service in Shul at 7.30pm.
SIDRA for the Week:
TZAV (page 429 Hertz)
HAFTARAH for Shabbat Hagadol:
Malachi III, 4-24 (page 1005 Hertz)
Naming of Baby Girl - LE BOW
Shabbat Ends: 8.20pm
Thought for the week
There is a custom on Shabbat Hagadol (this Shabbat) to read from the Haggadah, after Mincha, on Shabbat afternoon. As one reads the Haggadah on Shabbat, one can really feel the excitement of the festival fast approaching. But why not leave out saying the Haggadah and instead eat some Pesach food? That would certainly get us into a Pesach mood gastronomically as well as intellectually! Obviously, there is something intrinsically important about the Haggadah that requires its recital even before Pesach begins. What is it?
When a child is first introduced to the Torah, it is vital to demonstrate the spirit of the book as much as the pure academic of it. Starting from Genesis, one is naturally captivated by the sheer genius of the story. By electing instead to begin at Leviticus, one appreciates the deeper subtleties of the Torah, expressed through the complicated and complex laws of offerings. In this way, one works harder to truly appreciate the religious and spiritual message contained in these special divine books.
RABBI MENDEL LEW
RABBI MENDEL LEW will deliver the sermon
CHAZAN HENRY BLACK will lead the Service
STEPHEN SINGER will lead Pesukei DeZimra
RABBI MENDEL LEW will lein the Sidra
In keeping with tradition RABBI MENDEL LEW will read the Haftarah
ZACHARY PEREZ will lead Anim Zemirot
Hospitality Shamash (upstairs): SUSAN STARR
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
MINCHA at 7.00pm (during which part of the Haggadah is read) to be followed by RABBI MENDEL LEW’S Shabbat Hagadol Drosha
MA’ARIV at the termination of Shabbat at 8.20pm
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.
Rabbi Mendel Lew will be available for the sale of Chametz after midday at home, 69 London Road.
Mincha/Maariv at 7.30pm
Monday - Fast of the First Born - Shacharit at 7.00am to be followed by a Siyum.
Rabbi Mendel Lew will be available for the sale of Chametz after the service.
Chametz must not be eaten after 10.54am.
Chametz to be burnt by 11.59am.
Festival commences 7.21pm. Mincha and Maariv at 7.30pm.
Please refer to Habimah for times of all Yomtov services.
Social and Personal
We wish Mazaltov to:
Hanny and Jeremy Le Bow on the birth of a daughter, a sister for Leo Raphael. Mazaltov also to grandmothers Alice Ben Lulu and Bettine Le Bow.
Betty Synett on the birth of twin great-granddaughters Abigail and Zoe, daughters for Nicole and Edward Leigh. Mazaltov also to grandparents Loretta and Perry Cash and Carole Leigh.
We wish “Long Life”
on the consecration of Memorial Stones to:
Vicky Roth for her parents Hazel and Maurice Ottman Sunday 1 April at 9.30am at Bushey cemetery.
Ruth Ross for her mother Bertha Orde Sunday 1 April at 11.00am at Bushey cemetery.
Pesach 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.
Gentlemen are kindly requested to ensure that their seat boxes and lockers are emptied of all chometz items.
Rabbi Shaw is currently the Scholar in Residence for a community in Sydney, Australia as part of the '60 Days' programme which is being run across Australia. He will be spending Pesach as the Scholar in Residence at the Erskine resort near Melbourne.
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 16 April at 8.15pm
Friendship Club - Closed for Pesach - reopens Tuesday 17 April
J.A.C.S. - Closed for Pesach - reopens Wednesday 18 April
Stanmore Youth and Community Department (8385 7263)
Shlock Rock are returning to Stanmore on Monday 23rd April. Don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration of Yom Ha’aztmaut. To book please call the Community Department.
On Tuesday 8th May the Keynote speaker for the SLC summer term is Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. To book please call Ruth on 07857 855 358
A Civic Service will be held on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon in the Synagogue. We are most proud the London Borough of Harrow Mayor, Her Worship the Mayor Cllr Janet Cowan, is a member of this community. She will be present at this very special event which will be followed by a reception in the Freeman Susman Hall.
On Shabbat 12th May, we are proud to inform you, the Isha Chachmat Lev awards to Rosalind Boxer and Shelley Morris will take place and a Communal Lunch is being held. A Youth dinner is being held on Friday night. Dr Simon Hochhauser, President of the United Synagogue, will be our guest throughout Shabbat. Please contact Esther Behrman to reserve your place at the lunch.
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.
May we remind the community that Rabbi Mendel Lew’s personal assistant Jacqueline Newman can be contacted on 8954 8420 between the hours of 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday.
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.
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