Parshat Vayishlach

Come and hear the tale of brothers reunited and how we all became Yisrael. For those who prefer more action, our parsha also has the story of Dinah, her brothers and the city of Shechem.

Have you seen our YouTube KabShab compilation? It's so beautiful, have a listen here. The real thing is even better - and we look forward to singing with you at our musical Kabbalat Shabbat at 6.30pm (mincha at 6.15pm).  

Shacharit commences 9.45am, and this week we are thrilled to celebrate the batmitzvah of Willow Ziguras. Mazeltov to Willow, her parents Ilana and Christopher, and her sister. We wish you and your extended families much nachas and blessings and joy on this wonderful milestone in Willow's journey. Willow will be giving the Dvar Torah as well, and the community is invited to a Kiddush kindly sponsored by the family.

Welcome to Dr Melanie Landau who is here visiting from Israel. We are excited to have the oppurtunity to connect with Melanie at three Shira events:

(1) THIS SHABBAT! 6 December at 6pm: Yemima Avital: A Woman as a Modern Hasidic Master presented by Dr Melanie Landau. Address: 14 Airdrie Road, Caulfield North (as part of our Seudah Shlishit series on Modern Jewish Thinkers)

(2) A community Q&A at 7pm on Sunday 7 Decemberat Shira premises (222 Balaclava Road).  This will be followed by our AGM at 8pm.  

(3) An informal communal picnic lunch for Shira and the wider community with Melanie on Shabbat 13 December, after the Kiddush at Shira at approximately1.30pm, at Caulfield Park near the pond and play equipment opposite the Bowling Club.  BYO rug, kosher food and picnic set.

Save the date - last in series of "Modern Jewish Thinkers: Shira Seudah Shlishit series":  Join us on 13 December at 6.30pm: The Lonely Prophet: Glimpses into the World of Rav Kook presented by Raphael Dascalu. Address: 6/310 Alma Road, Caulfield North.  

Save the date - Celebrate Chanukkah @ Shira:  Join us on 19 December at 6.30pm for music, candle lighting, latkes and sufganiyot. Raphael Dsacalu will illuminate us about Ḥănukkāh while we enjoy our Chanukkah treats after davening.

Take our 5 minute survey! We really value your feedback on Shira, and appreciate your responses to our survey here. Thank you to Anthony Frosh for preparing this.  

Mazeltov to Andrew Wirth on his barmitzvah anniversary! 

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on December 4, 2014 .