Welcome seniors… and juniors!

Dear Friend,

Our “Shabbat Under stars” is still trending in conversations all over SA. Probably the most important point of the dinner was its sense of unity, with members from all over the Jewish community uniting under the banner of Shabbas. A special Shkayach to all partners: Herzlia, Morasha, Marais Road, Chabad House, Sephardi and of course The Shabbos Project for their true partnership. On a personal level I could never have had the guts to go ahead with such a grand plan without the financial backing of key sponsors Chatz Cellular and Mark Krok as well as many other donors who pitched in. Shkayach!

Mazel tov to Jaimi Shmaryahu on celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this Shabbas! I always remind Barmy and Batty families that this celebration is the beginning of their Jewish journey (and hopefully not the end!) and Jaimi is a wonderful example of this ideal, as he embraces the Bar Mitzvah. Huge mazels to his parents Yariv Shmaryahu and Nina Weltman and to grandfather Meir Shmaryahu and the entire mishpocha. Much nachas!

A warm welcome to Cape Jewish Seniors who will be enjoying Shabbat Dinner in our Hall this evening. Welcome to learners of Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School who will be joining us for the Seuda on Shabbat.

Mazel tov to David Berman & Sarah Berman on celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Talia in New York. Talia is a fabulous mixture of sweetness and street smarts and we wish her parents huge nachas.

Congratulations to Eta Scher and Joy Turvey for being recipients of Rebecca Sieff Awards for 60 & 40 years’ service respectively to Bnoth Zion WIZO. These are great honours for the greatest qualities of constancy and commitment to Israel and we’re very proud of our members receiving these awards.

If you knew Bubbles Harris, you knew Sea Point, you knew Marais Road Shul. Her passing feels like the end of an era and we wish condolences to her children Tony Harris, Barbara Mandel & Lee Harris. May Hashem grant you comfort.

Mazel tov to Lawrence & Melanie Stein and Ada Fuchs on the marriage of their son & grandson, Brad to Nicole in Johannesburg. Much nachas!

Mazels to Mel & Norma Marshall on their 57th Wedding Anniversary. Many happy and healthy years together!

Shabbat Shalom and Happy reading!

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg