Parshat Vayeshev (Shira Holidays)

Beatles Themed Kabbalat Shabbat: Hey Jude... and Lovely Rita.. and you too Lucy, up in the sky... everyone is welcome to tonight's Beatles Themed Kabbalat Shabbat at 6.30pm.This is going to be a really fun night, and our last Friday night of 2011.  Come, bring your friends, bring your family, your blackbird, your yellow submarine..... see you on time at 6.30pm!

On Shabbat we start at 9.30am - please be punctual to help our Minyan start! The Drasha will be given by Yvonne Fein in honour of the upcoming yohrzeit of her late mother z'l. Shira has been so fortunate to have great speakers each week, who give of their time and learning to benefit our community. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered, be it giving a Drash or running the Service and Torah Leyning, making chulent or working behind the scenes in the past year - we appreciate it! We could not run without you!

Kiddush: We are delighted to share in birthday celebrations for Brett Nathan, who is sponsoring our Kiddush, topped off with cheesecake for the occasion. Brett, we wish you Mazal Tov, and thank you for ending our year in such a sweet and decadent way!

Ending 2011: As you may have realized, Shabbat at Shira is drawing to a close for 2011, giving you a break to visit other shules and go on holidays, and to remember why you love coming to Shira so much!!

Starting 2012: We start afresh on January 28th 2012,  after Australia Day - look out for email reminders. There are great new things to look forward to in the coming year - changes to our website, a new 'interactive shmooze' on our blog and of course lots of Simchas and Celebrations.

If you would like to book in Kiddush or Drash in 2012 for a Simcha, a Bar/Batmi anniversary, a birthday, a yohrzeit etc, please be in touch via email. We are also looking for people to volunteer for giving Sermons in the coming year - so be in touch if there's a Parsha you love!

Shira Babies: Do you have a spare nappy change table to donate to Shira? Perhaps your grandkids are done with it? Our growing baby population has made this a necessity for next year. Please email if you can help us out (ideally a fold-away variety!)

While we're away...

DAVENING IN THE PARK organised by Yaron Gottlieb

DATE: Friday 23rd December

TIME: 6.30pm

PLACE: Caulfield Park (by the bridges over the pond where the ducks and geese also congregate to sing)

Yaron will answer any inquiries and can be reached on or 0438 554 190      

If it’s raining, Yaron and Alex would be delighted to welcome you to their home at 28 Normanby Ave, off Inkerman Rd, right opposite the park.

Shira at The Movies: Shira is going to watch ' Footnote' (Israel's official entry to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film) on Thursday, 23rd February, 7pm. Ticket: $15, contributing to a fundraiser for Jewish Aid Australia. To book, please transfer $15 per ticket to Shira's account (Account name: Shira Hadasha, BSB: 013 445, Account Number: 4978 30199, and write Footnote and your name) or use PayPal on our website. Take a look at the trailer here. It's a great film! 

Posted on December 16, 2011 .