Parshat Vayera

This week we read about Avraham almost offering his son up on an altar. That ram got there in the nick of time — clearly before Australia's ban on live animal exports!

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: Now that Shabbat is coming in later, we can use instruments for Kab Shab, before bringing Shabbat in. Please join us at 6.30pm for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat (instruments welcome). Before Maariv, Ittay Flescher will give short drasha in honour the 16th Yahrzeit of Yitzchak Rabin z"l.

On Shabbat Morning, the Service starts at 9.30am. We look forward to hearing from Esther (Chooch) Takac on the topic "Arguing with God - the dynamics and gender politics of moral reasoning". The Kiddush will be sponsored by the Herz-Charak family in honour of Rebecca's ninth and Samuel's twelfth birthdays!

Mazal Tov to Susan Taylor on the birth of her beautiful little boy on Tuesday. If anyone would like to take part in a food roster, please reply to this email.

PICNIC this SUNDAY 5.30pm: Please meet up in Caulfield Park, at the bbq area near the Bowls Club for a vegetarian picnic and some learning in honour of the Global Jewish Day of Learning. Bring something veggie to share, and your own picnic dishes and rug. Instruments welcome.

Save the Date — LUNCH 26th Nov: Michael and Adiva Sifris invite the community to a lunch at Shira in honour of the call up of their daughter and future son-in-law, Ronli and Michael. Please don't make other lunch plans - stay for lunch following the Shul Service.

Jewish Aid Australia Fun Run/Walk - Dec 4th: Please register here. If you don't feel like doing the run/walk but want to sponsor Carm and Ittay (and Nava) or any other teams, check out Team Shira!

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on November 11, 2011 .