Get set to…have the time of your life!

Dear Friend,


Sukkot is the most intensely joyous time in our calendar. As the Torah states, “You shall be completely sameach!”


This comes to its peak on Simchat Torah, and I’m very proud of the true, expansive, joy that spills over during these 24 hours. If you haven’t yet experienced it, you literally don’t know what you’re missing. So carve out an hour or two and come have the time of your life!


Each year the Shul honours two families for their history with Marais Rd Shul and our community. The men are called up to conclude the cycle of the Torah (Chatan Torah) and to begin the new annual cycle (Chatan Bereishit). This is done with much festivity and joy and a huge catered braai lunch follows for the whole community in the honour of our “Chatanim”.


Mazel tov to Abe and Leina Sank and Selwyn and Beverly Chatz on being selected as Marais Road Shul’s Chatan Bereishit and Chatan Torah respectively. Both families have a long and committed connection to our Shul and are pillars of our Cape Town community. Mazel tov!


Shemini Atzeret

Sunday September 30: Candle lighting 5:45pm; Shul service 6:15-7:15pm

Monday October 1: Yizkor 10:45am (service begins 8:45am).



Simchat Torah

Monday October 1: Hakafot Service: 7:00pm Maariv and Kids service; Hakafot 7:30-8:30pm; 8:30pm- late: dinner for all in the Shul Hall.


Tuesday October 2: Shachrit & kiddush 8:45am; Hakafot 10:15-10:45am. 11am ALL children and ALL adult males get an Aliya!


Catered lunch for the whole community to honour the Chatanim and families: 1pm


Chag ends: 7:23pm


Mazel tov to Darren Wilder on his 50th birthday!! A great decade ahead of blessing and success.


Mazel tov to Daniel and Miriam Levitt on the birth of a baby boy! Much Yiddishe chasisdishe nachas!


Next week’s email will return to regular programming.


Shabbat shalom and chag Sameach!!


Rabbi Dovid Wineberg