Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed Sukkot

Shabbat: We will bring in Shabbat with a melodious Kaballat Shabbat at 6pm. Yaron Gottlieb will begin his weekly Shabbat morning shiur at 9am, which will be followed by Shacharit at 9:30am. We will read Kohelet before leyning, so be sure to be at shule early to discover the meaning of life! Natalie Shnider will give the Dvar Torah.

This week we are celebrating the aufruf of Josh Onas and Romi Dvash. We wish Josh, Romi  and the Dvash and Onas families a Mazal Tov! A l’chaim sponsored by the families will follow the Service.

Shmini Atzeret: Shacharit will commence at 9:30am on Shmini Atzeret (Monday 8th October) and Yizkor will be held at approximately 11am .

Simchat Torah:

Simchat Torah night (Monday, October 8)

4:30pm - 5:15pm: Program for tots (ages 1-5), followed by a dinner of macaroni and cheese. 

6pm-7pm: Simchat Torah themed fair for kids aged 6-13y.o. Dinner will follow the fair.

7:30pm: Hakafot (for adults and kids).

8:30pm: Theatre Sports and Dessert.

Simchat Torah day (Tuesday, October 9):

Shacharit will commence at 9:30am. We will have aliyot for the whole community, followed by special aliyot for the Chattan Torah, Kallat Bereishit and Kol Hane'arim/Ne'arot (at approximately 11:30am). This year we will be honouring Brett Nathan as Chattan Torah and Pebby Wald as Kallat Bereishit. The Service will be followed by a special Kiddush which is sponsored by Pebby and Max Wald.

Kiddush Lunch: Shira will be hosting a Kiddush Lunch next week on Shabbat. Hagai El-Ad will speak following the completion of the Shabbat Service. Hagai is the Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and will talk about his work at ACRI. You can find out more details about Hagai here.

What: Kiddush Lunch, followed by a presentation

When: October 13th following the Service (approximately 12pm).

Where: 222 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield

Cost: Lunch and the presentation will cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Bookings close on Wednesday so please pay ASAP via Shira’s website.

Tzedaka: Over the last few months we have raised just over $10,000 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. We will be sending the money overseas after Simchat Torah, so this is your last chance to donate for now. You can find out more about the appeal and donate here.

Gig: Freydi Mrocki who sang for us on Yom Kippur is in a band Klezmania which has an upcoming gig.

When: Saturday, October 13

Where: The Boite World Music Café: 1 Mark Street, North Fitzroy

Cost: $18 full, $12 concession.

Enquiries: 9417 3550 or

Posted on October 4, 2012 .