Parshat Shoftim

We have now entered the month of Elul and the chagim are approaching. Thank you to all those who have taken out membership. You know we are going to chak you every week, so why not do it right now? Just one click here and your membership is all sorted.

We are thrilled to celebrate the batmitzvah of Mikki Clemans this Shabbat. Mazel tov to the parents, Nerada and Miles, and to the whole extended family.  It has been a delight to see Mikki and her family in our shule over the years and we are honoured to celebrate this important milestone with her. Miles will be delivering the Dvar Torah this week, and there will be a Kiddush kindly sponsored by the family to follow, to which all are welcome. 

Kabbalat Shabbat will be sung at 6pm, and Shacharit commences at 9.45am.

Make sure you don't miss out - this Sunday night 31 August @ 7.45pm, Helen Gottstein is performing her show at Shira "Under the Radar: The Israel that doesn't make the Headlines".  It is a topical look at Israel today, and was received extremely well when performed by Helen at this year's Limmud NZ.  No set seats, tickets are $15 at the door, and RSVPs to this email address are most appreciated.

Shloshim: A shloshim for Sean Rockman z'l, husband of Pauline Rockman will be held at Elwood Shul at 7pm on Monday 1st September. We wish Pauline and family long life.

Mazal Tov to Morry Dvash and Daniel Slonim on your barmitzvah anniversaries! May you have many more in good health.

The Little Doers Melbourne Kids' fun run is on again in Malvern on 26 October. It offers children aged 0-10 years old the opportunity to choose one of four causes to learn about, access kid-friendly educational material about the charities and run to support their chosen charity.  Children choose one of three routes (500m, 1km, 2km) and also enjoy crafty activities, a family picnic and live music to entertain.  Registrations and more information can be found here.

Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA Women's Committee) are conducting a guided tour of the Islamic Museum (15a Anderson Road, Thornbury) on Monday 8 September at 10.00am-11.30am. Cost is $12/10 concession. After the tour, all are welcome at the museum cafe for coffee or lunch and discussion. RSVPs to Coralie Ling by 1 September: ph 0466615575 or

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on August 29, 2014 .