This week's parsha is almost as exciting as a Royal baby. It is called Ekev rather than George, but it is filled with a thorough rebuking from Moshe for all the Jews' failings as a people during their time in the desert. Let's hope Prince George does better for his parents and steers away from golden calves as much as he will from knitted kangaroos!
Please join us at 6pm for Kabbalat Shabbat and then on Shabbat at9.15am for a shiur followed by shacharit. This week we are delighted to wish Ronit Travers a MAZAL TOV for her batmitzvah anniversary. Ronit will be leyning as well as giving the drasha and sponsoring our delicious kiddush. Kol Hakavod to you Ronit, we wish you many more years of celebrating this milestone with us.
August 3rd: Seudat Shlishit (Third Meal of Shabbat): Everyone is invited to sing and eat at the Moishe House with an afternoon facilitated by Lionel Lubitz. It will be at 4.30pm next shabbat. The Moishe House has an amazing backyard for kids with a cubby house and big yard, so bring along kids if the weather is good! 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.
August 10th: 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 after the kiddush on the topic:
"God's Disco, Kept Women and the New York Telephone Directory: The Political and Religious Thoughts 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
Please note that membership renewal will be happening shortly for the upcoming chaggim. We really appreciate you renewing your membership and helping us provide a really special experience for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Some exciting changes are on the way so stay tuned!