Please note: Mincha now starts at 5:45pm

 

Dear Friend,

 

I’m not sure why it takes murder and mayhem to place a Rabbi on the front page of every major news outlet. That’s the way of the world.

 

Regardless, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein’s simple message has been broadcast everywhere- from the lofty liberal heights of the New York Times to the dizzying towers of the White House: This is a time for Jews to be PROUD of our Jewishness.

 

The world over is embracing this Shabbas as a chance to show our pride and solidarity with Chabad Poway by coming to Shul. Help us DROWN out the horrific sounds of gunshots with a torrent of Shul attendance that will tell the world: we will not be deterred!

 

Services start tonight at 5:45pm and tomorrow morning at 8:45am. Special prayers will be recited for those injured in the Antisemitic attack on Chabad Poway, California.

 

This Shabbas, please make every effort to attend Shul!

 

Condolences to Merle Rubin on the passing of her beloved husband, and to Brett and Clint on the passing of their dear father, Sam Rubin. We wish you Hashem’s blessed comfort and strength in this time.

 

Yesterday’s Yom Hashoa commemoration ceremony, which is organized by the Jewish Board of Deputies,  featured Marais Road Shul’s Honorary life member Miriam Lichterman who delivered an astounding keynote address. Cantor Ivor Joffe and the Shul Choir created the right setting and melodious mood for the somber occasion. Thank you for making our Shul proud!

 

Mazel tov to Ettie Buch on the birth of a great Granddaughter. Asach yiddishe nachas!

 

Mazel tov to Mel and Norma Marshall who are celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson in London, this Shabbas!

 

Enough talk, See you all in Shul.

 

Shabbat shalom and happy reading!

 

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg

Marais Rd. Shul

Cape Town

021 439 7543