The Simcha Season!

Dear Friend,


With the “three Weeks” mourning period behind us, Marais Road Shul is gearing up for the Simcha Season, and who better to start with than Jay Haskel? A “Uge” contingent of friends joined Jay and family yesterday morning in Shul as he received his first Aliyah to the Torah. The Haskels are recent Joburg “imports” and have made a wonderful mark on our community.

Mazel tov Jay on your Bar Mitzvah! Mazel tov to your parents, Laurence & Lauren Haskel and your grandmothers, Gwen Kaminer & Naomi Haskel. Much nachas!

Thelma Saker and Joe Gishen are celebrating their 90th Birthdays; Barry Goodman just had his 65th; Benny Rabinowitz is having his 85th; Yverne Gnesin is celebrating her 70th Birthday and Honorary life member, Ella Blumenthal is celebrating her 97th birthday, kenehora. Mazel tov!

Mazel tov to Aubrey & Suzanne Luck on the engagement of their son, Russel to Tammi Glick. Leonard & Dianne Jocum are off to Sydney for the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Gia, and Ada Newman is off to Seattle to celebrate the wedding of her grandson,  Adam Newman to Becky Samelson. And of course mazels to Adam’s maternal Grandparents Arthur & Bernice Getz. To all of you, a huge mazel tov- may you enjoy much nachas!


Shabbat shalom and happy reading!


Rabbi Dovid Wineberg