In Parshat Va'etchanan, Moses predicts that in future generations, the people will turn away from God, worship idols, and be exiled from their land and scattered amongst the nations. It's a shame he didn't include some tattslotto numbers, the outcome to the 2013 election and give us a solution for climate change while he was in the prophesying mood!
Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm Friday, then on Shabbat morning at 9.15am for the shiur and shacharit. The drasha will be given by Alex Kats. Mazal Tov to Mark Symons, Jesse Lubitz and Tali Prawer for their bar/bat mitzvah anniversaries.
Kiddush and Guest Speaker: Rabbi David Levin-Kruss from Shira Hadasha, Jerusalem, who is a teacher at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, is giving a talk on August 10th after the Kiddush on the topic:
"God's Disco, Kept Women and the New York Telephone Directory: The Political and Religious Thought of Yeshayahu Leibowitz."
We are requesting that people book for this event on our website with a $10 contribution towards the Kiddush costs. Bookings can be made here: http://www.shira.org.au/lunch
Seudat Shlishit (Third Meal of Shabbat) Change of Date - now August 3rd: Everyone is invited to sing and eat at the Moishe House with an afternoon facilitated by Lionel Lubitz. It will be at 4.30pm on August 3rd. This event date has changed to a week later then previously advertised. Please bring something kosher to nush on and share if you can. We will have a musical havdala when shabbat goes out. All welcome! As this is a private home, the address will not be shared here, so please email to rsvp if you'd like the details.
(and have a romantic Tu B'Av!)