I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful attendances over the High Holy Days. We had, including children and visitors, a peak of 181 people on RH 1 and 157 on 157 Yom Kippur. The atmosphere was fabulous and this was down to everyone who attended. To put this into context we had 85 people for RH last year. We had a wonderful set of daveners and had some first timers who will give others inspiration. Please give newness a go and this will promote togetherness and our future. I loved the shofar blowing at the end of Neilah. It will leave a lasting effect on me and let’s look at a minyan of shofar sounders for post Neilah next year. I wonder who has the longest shofar in their collection
Tomorrow is succot and we will be having a service in shul at 18.45. We will then be having a meal in the succah. This will be a great shehechyonu occasion for Mosaic Masorti and all Mosaic Jewish Community. Come and join us in the sukkah and experience the experience of doing something new. The weather forecast is good.
People visiting the succah on Sunday
Our neighbours in Stanmore are coming to our succah on Sunday and they will experience the tradition of using a lulav and etrog. We are looking for sukkah guides and we will also be showing them our shul and what it does. If you have time Sunday afternoon between 3.00pm – 5.30pm, please advise Edwin who will add you to the list of assisters.
Michael W Harris and Linda Lucas will be honorants at Simchat Torah on Saturday night and Sunday morning. They will be reciting a shehchyonu, as this will be our first pair of honorants at Stanmore Hill AND they will both be doing leyning of the end and the beginning of the torah scrolls. Please join them for hakufot on Saturday night. We are longing to find more dancers, so do not be shy and give it a try. “Strictly” will feature PROMINANTLY.
Yom Kippur appeal
We will be sending out the annual appeal letter for funds to support both causes highlighted on Kol Nidrei. Both charities need active help so please give us what you can. The equivalent of everyone giving an Aero Bar cost per week to the charities will make a huge difference to the two charities.
Good Yomtov and I look forward to see many of you shaking the lulav this weekend and smelling the etrog.
Andrew Dysch 24/9, Dan Honey 24/9, Liane Alexander 27/9, Jonathan Stone 1/10, Alan Usiskin 2/10, James Manton 5/10
Shelley Cooper remembering her Aunt, Sadie Keeman
Jonathan Fenster remembering his uncle, Philip
David Morgale remembering his mother, Fay
Andrea Morgale remembering her father, Monty Marks
tony Allan remembering his father, Adolf
Sponsoring a kiddish
If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like a
birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, new home, restored good health, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free
Refuah Schlemahs and Meetings with Rabbi Anthony
We always mention people who are unwell at the Shabbat service and to wish them a speedy recovery. If you would like a person mentioned, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org by sunset
on a Friday.
Rabbi Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and can meet up also in your home. If you have any wishes, or ideas, please advise Rabbi Anthony email@example.com