Parshat Vayishlach

We have a great weekend of Smachot at Shira, and the whole community are invited to share in these special life cycle events — see below!

With only 2 Friday nights left before we pause for the Summer break, make sure you join us at 6.30pm for Kabbalat Shabbat. Tonight will be all your favourite Niggunim and bimah drumming, and next Friday night will be all Leonard Cohen themed tunes - a great way to start your holidays!

We are delighted to honour Raphael Wirth on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah — a parshah that he shares with his father. Raphael will be giving the Dvar Torah and showing us some of what he has learned in preparation for the day. Mazal Tov to Raphi, and to your parents Andrew and Lynette, and your brothers Daniel and Jonathan on this joyous occasion. The family invite the whole Kehilla to a festive Kiddush following the Service.

The fun continues in the afternoon! At 4pm everyone is invited to shul for a Simchat Bat Ceremony — a welcoming of a newborn girl into our community, where she will receive her name. Mazal Tov to Dalya and Ilan Freedman on the birth of their daughter, and to Shamir for becoming a big brother.  An afternoon tea will follow the ceremony — all welcome.

Shira at The Movies: Shira is going to watch ' Footnote' (Israel's official entry to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film) onThursday, 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 9, 2011 .