Where do you think you are?

Dear Friend,


The Baal Shem Tov taught, “A person is where his thoughts are”. Since my thoughts have constantly been with our community, I’m not sure if I could say that “I’m back”!

Well, regardless, it’s good to be home this Shabbas after having celebrated my brother’s wedding in New York. I look forward to sharing some of my experiences and lessons at the Shabbas shiur titled, “Distance, memories and perspective: a report from the centre of the universe”. 12pm tomorrow.

Speaking of this Shabbas, it’s a delight to wish Raymond and Shana Kagan ‘mazel tov’ on their son Liam’s Bar Mitzvah! Liam has been a loyal member of the Barmy Army and has keenly prepared for his Barmy, preparing a full-house of musical leadership throughout the Shabbas services. Much nachas!

Mazel tov to Colin and Gayle Gordon who are celebrating their grandson Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah in London. I was pleased to receive an email from Colin, and the highest praise he could give the experience so far is that “the atmosphere very similar to our Shul”. Much nachas and mazel tov!

Condolences to Shana Kagan on the passing of her grandmother Essie Ben-Yehuda.

Condolences to Heather Tager and Avril Walt on the passing of their mother, Esther Stone.

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Rabbi Hecht is currently in Israel representing our community at South Africa’s Rabbinical Association Conference. We wish him and the other Cape Town Rabbanim much success in their deliberations and study.

Shabbat Shalom and happy reading!

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg