Before you sit down for Friday night chicken soup, why not come and sing your hearts out at Shira?
This Friday evening, we're launching a new part of the tefilla: a five minute drasha to be given by different people engaged in Tikkun Olam — activities that fulfil the Jewish command to heal the world. Come and hear Sibella Stern tell us how her holiday took her to Indonesia, where she did her part to improve the local residents' circumstances in the aftermath of two earthquakes. Tefilla begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
This Shabbat we celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Festival of Trees, and we'll hear a special drasha by Nathan Wolski on the topic we've all been waiting for: The Theology of Avatar and the Tree of Souls. Services begin at 9:30 am.
Pandora’s Tree of Souls
Bring your kids to the new children’s fun-minyan run by enthusiastic Israel returnees, Helen Lewitan and Rachel Tamir (starts 10:30 am).
The kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Lindy Tamir in honour of her Bat Mitzvah anniversary. Mazal tov!
Mazal tov also to Steven Prawer and Bella Hiler on their birthdays this week.
Last but not least, we'd like to welcome back Yaakov and Marion Gorr who have just returned from India, where they partnered with low-income villagers to produce profitable fair-trade embroidery.