Beit Emanuel Matters, 1/2 February 2019

(Russell Cohen, Executive Director)

Plenty of interesting snippets this week, with our focused sub-committees (Subcoms) getting into gear for 2019.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

First, a new date for our AGM. Mancom is proposing several changes to our Constitution. In order to give all those involved enough time to discuss, agree and formally draft the proposed amendments, the AGM has been postponed to Thursday, 14 March 2019. The AGM will be preceded by a very brief Special General Meeting (SGM) to (hopefully) ratify the amendments. If all goes without a hitch, the AGM will then take place in terms of the revised Constitution.

BE Book Club

Based on feedback from the survey undertaken last year, the BE Book Club (JBooks?) will have its first meeting on Wednesday, 20 February at 10h30. The meeting will be held at the Shul, probably in the Jewish Library. Please RSVP to Morgana Segel at the Shul Office and diarise if you’re interested. More information will be provided in next week’s Bulletin.

Putting FUN into FUNdraising

Last year we brought you our annual spring market, this year we have so much more planned…

Coming up next:

  • The Wizz of Quiz Night: dust off your minds and put them to the test on 24 February from 5 until 7. Gather a table of ten of your most favourite smarty-pants and compete to be crowned Beit Emanuel’s Wizz of the Quiz. Pan-faced, deeply smart and incorruptible quiz master, Ian West, will put us through our paces. R120 ticket gives you a place at the table, a light bite to eat, and a small something to drink.
  • Purim Night Market: what better combination than a warm summer evening, the joy of Purim, and opportunity to buy artisanal food. Diarise 20 March for our Purim Night Market.
  • The Raffle of All Raffles: all I can say, is its big! And it’s happening! A raffle that baffles. Save your pennies, coz you are going to want to be part of this. Details to be announced.

Hebrew with Carmit

We have re-launched our Saturday morning Hebrew classes with Carmit.
Aleph is for absolute beginners, and the focus is mainly is mainly on learning to read and meets the needs of those on our Introduction to Judaism (ITJ) Programme (Conversion Class).
Bet is for those who can read and would now like to develop Hebrew conversational skills.
The cost is R100 per lesson. Please contact Carmit (details in the sidebar on Page 3) for further details, or Morgana Segel in the Shul Office to book.

Telephone System

After about a week of smooth running, our telephone system is acting up again. When taking incoming calls, we can hear the calling party, but they can’t hear us! These one-sided calls are affecting all our users, for both incoming and outgoing calls, internal and external. This has been reported to our service provider for resolution.

Shabbat Shalom, see you in Shul

 

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