Doors closing. And opening!

Once again, if you are lighting Shabbas candles, pls be late to Shul! Earliest Candle lighting is 6:31 this week…

They say that when one door closes, another opens. 

Tonight we bid farewell to Amitai Salomon who returns to Israel after about 18 months of service at the Yeshiva of Cape Town. Amitai’s influence was such that he stayed on, beyond the group’s year commitment, to continue his wonderful work with our youth and community. Toda raba vehatzlacha!

We also bid farewell to our committed and wonderful maddies Leah & Batya Hepple who just graduated from Cape Town Torah High & will be going to study at a seminary in Israel this year. We’ve had the pleasure & benefit of watching these girls grow into young ladies and we appreciate their long term commitment to our youth. Behatzlacha!

But other doors are opening…I’m super excited to welcome our new Youth Director Chanan Suiza! Chanan has many years of experience with youth as the B’nei Akiva Cape Town Director. We wish him every success in leading our children’s services to new heights of excellence. Bruchim habaim!

Speaking of welcomes, Mazel Tov to Dale Romy Smiedt on the birth of their son! Mazels to Shul trustee Alan Eileen Smiedt and Lauren Snitcher on the birth of their grandson and to Phena Snitcher on the birth of her great grandson. Much Yiddishe nachas!!

Mazel Tov to Jeff Rene Borstrock on celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, this Shabbas. Many more decades of love, nachas & good health!

Tonight we also open our doors to those who have recently joined our Shul with a pre-shul welcome event to New Members. Thank you for being a part of the Marais Road Shul family!

Well, the door has finally closed on this email. We wish you a Shabbat Shalom & happy reading!

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg

Marais Rd. Shul

Cape Town

021 439 7543