Parshat Vayeshev

Sibling rivalry marks new extremes in this week's parsha where Joseph's brothers throw him in a pit and then sell him to passing Ishmaelites. My brothers would hide my barbie dolls and occasionally wreck my leggo, so I'm thinking I got off lightly.

Please join us for kabbalat Shabbat at 6.30pm and then for a shiur on Shabbat at 9.15am followed by shacharit. This week's drasha is being given by Max Denishensky, with a kiddush to follow.

Kiddush Lunch and Speaker Dec 7th - John Safran will be joining us to discuss his new book Murder in Mississippi

When filming his TV series Race Relations, John Safran spent an uneasy couple of days with one of Mississippi's most notorious white supremacists. A year later, he heard that the man had been murdered – and what was more, the killer was black.

Safran jumped on a plane to cover the trial, and wrote a book about his amazing experiences there.  You may like to read the book before he speaks at Shira. It can be purchased from Penguin here.

We would appreciate contributions towards our kiddush-lunch costs of $10 a head. Please donate here if you would like to come.

Seudah Shlishit Dec 20th - Sam Lebens is in Australia as a guest of Mt Scopus College and has happily agreed to speak at a seudah shlishit at 5pm, venue yet to be confirmed, on the topic: 

Orthodoxy: What is it; What challenges does it face; Who cares?

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on November 21, 2013 .