An unusual appeal

Dear Friend,

I need your help. The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is now assisting people to celebrate Pesach. Whether it’s hosting a Seder, or joining the Shul’s; funds to purchase pesachdik products, or anything else, we want to help.

So please can you help me, and let me know if you’re in need or perhaps you know of someone who could use a discreet boost? Just reply directly to my email. And thank you for your help! Please see the end of this email for another request…

Congrats to Leo Turvey on publishing! Leo’s books have been entered into the Gitlin library & can also be found in our Shul. Next step: top of NY Times bestseller list!

Mazal Tov to Shul Trustee Hilton & Rosalyn Saven on the birth of their granddaughter in London. Mazel Tov to Harold & Sonia Shapiro on the marriage of their daughter, Batya Galloon-Hummel to Jonathan Gatz. Much nachas!

A warm welcome to Rabbi Adi Sultanik who’s visiting from Modi’in for Shabbas. Some will remember the Rabbi from when he served the Claremont Shul. He’s also been a chief representative of Israel’s fundraising arm, the UIA. Rabbi Sultanik will address us tonight in Shul & I’m looking forward to this globetrotter’s perspective.

It’s been a tough week for our members as we bid goodbye to some really special people.

Our condolences to Anne Zimmerman, Shaun, Anton & Louis Benjamin on the loss of their mother and Michael Jaffe on the loss of his sister, Judy Benjamin.

Condolences to Greeny on the passing of his mother, Ethel Greenberg. Ethel’s final years were spent in Cape Town and they were worry free. We pray HaShem grant the families comfort & strength.

Jeffrey Fish was a constant in our Shul, literally there every day. For years he’d help make the minyan, join the shiurim, do any favours required- and ensure we finish the Seuda on time. His loss leaves a deep vacuum in our shul and a gaping hole in the hearts of his family. We wish his wife Adele, daughters Lara Resnick & Yael Fish, Mother Zelda Fish and sister and brother our deepest sympathies and wishes of condolences in this difficult time.

Although I don’t distribute messages of this kind, I was moved when I got the email below as it showed care and concern for others in such a real way. So for just this once, I’m attaching the following notice & hopefully our community can assist:

Dear Rabbi,

…I am making enquiries for two different reasons for two different people I am trying to help.

a) A male, 65 years old, employed who has a limited budget is looking for a flat share/house share/ or could be a companion for someone on the Atlantic side.
b) Someone else who is a 70 year old energetic male who is a driver/ has great customer skills/ has owned his own restaurants in the past/ has managed everything to do with body corporate in the years he lived in his own apartment in that block – he is looking for a job, even part time, he can work flexible hours

Your reply by email will be much appreciated or call….
Thank you

So please, if you could help these guys, send me a direct email & I will forward it on immediately.

Just a reminder that next Sunday will be Sinai Indaba!! Book tickets ASAP on

Shabbat shalom & happy reading!

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg
Marais Rd. Shul
Cape Town
021 439 7543