Parshat Bo (Back from Holidays!)

Welcome to 2012,  a year that will bring many joyous occasions, stimulating talks, and delicous Kiddushim to Shira. As this week's Parsha commands 'BO --> Come!!" We hope to see you all here at 6.30pm tonight for Kabbalat Shabbat, for singing, Niggunim and yes, Bimah drumming.

On Shabbat morning at 9.30am we are delighted to honour our Barmitzvah boy, Jack Benatar, and to wish a hearty Mazal Tov to his parents Shaynee and Michael and his sister Claudia. We also welcome his family who have travelled from Capetown, New York and Sydney for this great day. Jack's family are sponsoring a festive Kiddush after the Service, to which the whole community are invited. The Dvar Torah will be given by Mark Baker, who is looking forward to welcoming our community back after the long break.

MAZAL TOV: We are thrilled to announce the birth of Amos Shaya Faigenbaum, son of Lara and Ari, and brother to the delightful Ezra. Amos, may you bring your parents and grandparents much naches! Mazal Tov Lionel and Rita and to the Faiganbaum family in Perth!

SHIRA WEBSITE: There are a lot of new things happening at Shira this year  - one of which has been a revamp of our website by the wonderful Idan Dershowitz (we are very appreciative!!). If you'd still like to be involved in 'shmooze' emails, there will be no more clogging up your inbox - it's all done via a blog on our website. To check it out:

a) go to 

b) click on login in the far right corner of the screen

c) put in your name without a space 'firstnamelastname' (for example: BibiNetanyahu)

d) put in your password - shira123 (which you can change!)

That's it! You can then read what's been happening on shmooze (far right of screen), on the blog, post comments and start new threads. Seems tricky — but it's absolutely simple. For any troubles, reply to this email and we'll get you sorted.

Shira at the Movies: We are going to watch the Israeli film 'Footnote' together on Thursday 23rd of Feb at 7pm at The Classic. The film has just been nominated for an Oscar!The plot revolves around a power struggle between a father and his son who both teach at the Talmud department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tickets cost $15, a portion of which goes towards Jewish Aid Australia. To book tickets, please transfer $15 per ticket via paypal on our website. Alternatively, you can pay via direct transfer — make sure to write Footnote and your name. 

Account Name: Shira Hadasha
BSB: 013 445
Account number: 4978 30199

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on January 27, 2012 .