Service takers this Shabbat Shacharis Chanan Shuall
Torah Service David Bright
Maftir Joe Newman This is his first time, so please support him.
Dvar Edwin Lucas
Musaf Simon Glass
Birthdays Happy birthday wishes to Maureen Aharoni
Yahrzeits Anne Pinkus remembering her father, Harry Cohen
Lynne Charkham remembering her father, Philip Sladen
Alison Imren remembering her daughter, Natalie
Andrea Hardy remembering her father, Jack Beeman
Last Friday night. Many thanks to Anthony, Abi, Sarah and Nina Lazarus – Magrill for opening up their home for a wonderful Kabbalat Shabbas last Friday. There will be more open house Kabbalat shabbats so watch for the next dates.
Refuah Schlemahs 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 email@example.com by sunset on a Friday. I am delighted to say that a number of members who have been unwell recently are making good progress. I am sure our prayers have helped.
Sponsoring a kiddish If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free firstname.lastname@example.org. We have two special kiddishim booked in the next 4 weeks, which is wonderful after such a long time where we could not have any.
Please join us on the 28th May for the special anniversary of Howard and Heather Eden. They are our second longest wedded couple. We wish them a hearty lechayim and many more years of lechayim in good health.
Walking is healthy The summer is fast approaching and Henry and Barbara want to make sure we are all fit as a fiddle to enjoy the summer months ahead. The walks are fun and there is a refreshment built in at the end of the walks. Come along and encourage those that are free to come along too. I am told our 4 legged family members are welcome too.
Meetings with Student Rabbi Anthony Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and meet up also. He has some wonderful ideas to bring to the shul on the Hill, involving all age groups. That includes you. If you have any wishes or ideas please advise Anthony email@example.com
Visiting the not so healthyI If you are feeling below par and would like Anthony to pay you a visit, please contact him directly firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s sedra. This week’s sedra reminds us of Rosh Hashanah coming up soon. it is in 19 weeks plus a day from this shabbas. It therefore reminds us that we will be looking for lots of shofar sounders for post Neilah. If you would like to learn how to blow a shofar please drop an email to Ann, in the office email@example.com as she is keeping a list. Let’s see if we can find a minyan of shofar blowers.
Would you like to learn new skills, get fit, defend yourself and contribute to protecting the community? If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a CST volunteer security officer, or any other training offered by CST please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8457 9999 or if you are already wanting to sign up to a course please follow the links below.
CST is recruiting new volunteers. *Play your part, join the men and women protecting our community* Learn new security and Krav Maga skills, meet new people, and get fit at the same time!
Gain CST’s Level 2 Security Officer qualification in June/July. 6 in-person sessions + online training.
Acharei Mot and Kedoshim fall on Shabbat 30th April and 7th May this year . Masorti communities including Mosaic Masorti publicly acknowledge the hurt and pain that this text has caused so many in our community. The following words from Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg will be read in shul this week and next.
“The Torah sections Acharei Mot and Kedoshim each contain a passage listing sexual transgressions. Both portions include a verse which has been understood as a general condemnation of homosexuality. This has caused great, often hidden, pain and profound suffering to many of us, and to numerous people over many generations.
We consider it unjust and cruel that homosexuality is included among the wrongs listed here.
We hold everyone to be equal and believe we are judged not by the chemistry of how God made us, but by how we conduct ourselves and how we treat one another, by the respect, faithfulness and loving-kindness we show in all, especially the most intimate, of our relationships.
We want to acknowledge the injury which has been caused and to welcome and celebrate everyone across all our communities.”
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism
Yahrzeits Gillian Gurner remembering her mother, Rene Morris
Sheldon Grossmith remembering his sister, Stephanie Skeab
Anne Pinkus remembering her father, Harry Cohen
Lynne Charkham remembering her father, Philip Sladen
The service leaders this week are Shachrit : Anthony Lazarus Magrill
Torah Service : Marvyn Ellison
Haftarah : Annette Benson
D’var : David Benson
Musaf : Flora Richards
This Friday night – 6th May There is still time – but only just – to join Anthony and Abi at their home, supported by Sarah and Nina, for a Friday night service and a meal at their home. Please email email@example.com, tonight so they can ensure every visitor is catered for. Any donations to the event will be greatly appreciated.
Refuah Schlemahs 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
Sponsoring a kiddish If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free email@example.com. We have two special kiddishes booked in the next 4 weeks which is wonderful after such a long time where we could not have any.
Walking off your kiddish Henry and Barbara are promoting walking in the finer Tuesdays of May so everyone is really fit for the summer and the move to Stanmore Hill. Please look at the bulletin for details and use up calories ready for the next kiddish.
Meetings with Student Rabbi Anthony Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and meet up also. He has some wonderful ideas to bring to the shul, involving all age groups. That includes you. If you fancy joining a 5-a-side football team and showing the prowess of your tactics, give the major team supporter a ring or drop him an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting the not so healthy If you are feeling below par and would like Anthony to pay you a visit, please contact him directly.
Please do come and join in the fun from 6.45pm – 8pm at Well End Scout Activity Centre, just outside of Shenley – https://www.wellend.org.uk/ – Well End Activity Centre, Well End, Borehamwood, WD6 5PR.