This week we read Parshat Tzav. The Cohanim (priests) are told their duties and rights, and are brought into the priesthood. It is also Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat before Purim, so we also read an additional "zachor" reading, where we are told to remember the story of Amalek.
Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat this week at 6.30pm. Shabbat morning services commences with a shiur at 9.15am, followed by Shacharit at 9.45am.
We are delighted this Shabbat to celebrate the bat mitzvah of Amelie Justin, and wish her, her parents Claire & Paul, siblings, grandparents and her entire family a hearty mazeltov, and much nachas. Amelie's grandfather, Charles Justin will be giving the Dvar Torah, and the Justins will be kindly sponsoring the kiddush this week.
Saturday night 15 March - Megilla & Music: Ma'ariv commences 8.30pm, followed by Megillah reading 8.45 sharp. A night of musical entertainment & hamentashen will follow. Please stay after megillah to enjoy the musical talents of Andrew Wirth, Michael Sifris, Aaron Zelman and Ittay Flescher.
Sunday morning, 16 March - Purim: Our fabulous children's program (ages 0-12) will commence at 10.00am-11.30am, with 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 light seudah and entertainment from some of the very talented members of our community - Carmella Rose & Ittay Flescher; Anthony Frosh; Mark Symons & Michael Sifris. All are very welcome! Donations towards our seudah are appreciated.
Shira is collecting donations of food on Purim - We will gratefully accept baby formula, baby food packages or baby food jars to shule on Purim. The NCJWA organisation "Caring Mums" is helping St Kilda Mums make up a baby food pantry. For more information, see here and here.
Upcoming meeting: Members of Shira are invited to a meeting on Sunday 30 March 2014 from 11.00am - 1.00pm to discuss general future directions at Shira. This is an opportunity for members to have input into crucial issues raised at this year’s AGM including the role of a rabbi/spiritual leader and to contribute other ideas for the growth of our community. The meeting will be held at Shira (222 Balaclava Road) and will be facilitated by Ittay Flescher.