Parshat Vayakhel

In this week's Parsha, Moses comes down from the Mountain and we hear the intricate details of building the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and all its' vessels within.  All the people donate material offerings (such as gold, silver, wood, wool and precious stones) to help construct the Mishkan, to the point where Moshe needs to tell the people to stop donating, as there is an abundance, more than what is needed.

Kabbalat Shabbat service commences 6.30pm on Friday night.  Shabbat morning service commences with a shiur at 9.15am, followed by Shacharit at 9.45am.  The Dvar Torah this week will be given by Ronit Travers.  A light Kiddush will follow the Service.

Upcoming events!  The Annual General Meeting of the members of Shira Hadasha will be held this Wednesday on 26 February at 7.30pm at Shira, 222 Balaclava Road.

On 28 February at 6.30pm, we are excited to have a delicious Shabbat dinner with our very own scintillating panel of "Girls" (the TV show) experts discussing: "Kol Isha: Is Lena Dunham's Girls the Voice of our Generation?"  The cost is $25 full or $20 concession/student.  Bookings for this event close Tuesday 25 February, so we encourage you to please book early here.

We are also thrilled to shortly commence our Bnei Mitzvah program for youth who are turning bar/bat mitzvah in 2014/2015.  Yael Prawer will lead a year long engaging and thought provoking program for youth, commencing in March.  Please reply to this email for all further enquiries about this program.

It's Purim! We are excited to once again celebrate Purim with the community.  Saturday night 15 March, Ma'ariv commences 8.30pm, followed by Megillah reading 8.45 sharp.  A  night of entertainment will follow - details to come shortly. 

Sunday morning, 16 March, our famous children's program (ages 0-12) will commence at 10.00am-11.30am, with fabulous entertainment, arts and crafts and morning tea/mishloach manot provided.  Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins etc….

Sunday morning Megillah reading will then commence 11.30am sharp, followed by a delicious seudah and more entertainment - again, more details to follow very shortly.

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on February 20, 2014 .