Here comes the Judge(s)!

Dear Friend,

Mazel tov to Committee member Debra Levin and to Jack Levin on the Barmy of their son, Ben! Ben had his first Aliyah yesterday in a capacity filled Shul and was so confident, you’d think it was his ‘second Bar Mitzvah’. Mazel tov to Shul regular Barry and Collette Levin and to Morris and Bernice Vinik of Durban on their grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Enjoy the nachas!

The Levin’s history with the Shul goes way back, and Debra’s relationship with the Shul is very deep, having worked at the Shul and now serving on the Shul’s Management Committee. It’s a thrill to be celebrating with you guys once again and I know that for all of you the Shul truly feels like home. 

Late last year I had a health complication when I had an attack of kidney stones. At the time I expressed my appreciation to all involved- first and foremost, Hashem, the Sustainer of life and the Healer of flesh. This ShabbasSara and I are sponsoring a Cholent lunch from 1-2pm as a thanksgiving to Hashem for my return to good health and for Sara’s recent birthday. If you are available, please feel free to join us, even if just to have a l’chaim and taste of Sara’s famous cholent. 

I’m pleased to welcome my dear friend and colleague Rabbi Gidon Fox, who will deliver tonight’s sermon. Rabbi Fox serves as the senior Rabbi of the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation. He has spoken at our Shul before on medical ethics and Jewish Law and has also recently joined the South Africa Beth Din. 

Welcome to Israeli District court Judge Ben Greenberger, who will be delivering the Shiur tomorrow after the brooch, titled, “The integration of Jewish law into Israel’s legal system”. 

There’s a lot upcoming so diarise today! 

IDF Major Rami Sherman will visiting us with a full-on talk of his first-hand account of the raid on EntebbeFebruary 27, 8pm in the Shul hall, book at the office or online. 

Friday morning, the 28th of February, Vida e caffe is teaming up with Daven e caffe for an executive breakfast with Major Rami. 7-8:30am

Friday night, 28 February, Cantor Joffe will be hosting a musical Kumzitz with the youth & parents before Shul.

Purim in Zootopia! March 9.

It’s back. March 6. Stay tuned!

Condolences to Lilian Sheldon and her family on the tragic loss of her daughter Corinne Pearce. May Hashem grant you strength in this time. 

It was a treat to visit Highlands House on Monday and plant a tree in their beautiful garden. I was able to visit some of the trees I had planted in years gone by and can report that they are getting along nicely. Most importantly was spending time with friends, the residents, who exude life and Yiddishkeit. 

Mazel tov to Aaron and Louise Maranz on the birth of a grandson! May you guys keep having nachas from your growing tribe kenehora.

Mazel tov to Honarary Life Member Ella Blumenthal on the recent Bar Mitzvah of her great grandson in Australia. Much nachas!

Shabbat Shalom and happy reading!

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg

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