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High Holy Days: Sermons, speeches and photos

Beit Emanuel’s High Holy Days compilation of sermons, speeches and photographs, as promised by Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked. The publication, compiled by Irwin Manoim, features an introduction by Professor Merle Williams, sermons over the three weeks by Rabbi Shaked, the Yom Kippur speech by BE chairman Dr Paul Davis, and the Pride Shabbat speech by Zandi …

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Chairman’s report to March 2019 AGM

Below is a link to the chairman’s report, by Dr Paul Davis, to the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Beit Emanuel Chairmans Speech 2019 AGM

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Chanukah 5779 and end-of-year activities

Chanukah is around the corner. Please join us for the following festivities: Wednesday, 5 December at 18h30 – FOURTH CANDLE – An open Shiur on the last day of classes, at which Rabbi Shaked will explain the significance of the festival. Thursday, 6 December at 18h00 – FIFTH CANDLE – Bring your young children for …

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Our services this Shabbat, 17, 18 Feb: Hand-over to new management team

SHABBAT YITRO 22 SHEVAT5777 TORAH: EXODUS 18:1 – 20:23 HAFTARAH: ISAIAH 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5 – 9:6   FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY Kabbalat Shabbat Service: 06.00 p.m. – in the Shul, followed by a Kiddush in the Janks Hall. This Friday’s Brocha has been sponsored by Tammy and David Bolon.  Thank you!  SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY Shabbat …

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Outgoing chair Manoim praises quality improvements at AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Beit Emanuel went off smoothly on Thursday night, with a good attendance and no dissenting voices from the floor, thanks to a positive financial report from Treasurer Ian West. The meeting, ably chaired by Professor Merle Williams, went through its business in record time. The newly elected committee for 2017 …

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Netzer to run a Shabbat-themed treasure hunt on Friday night for the kids

Kids/Youth programmes JKids: This Friday evening Netzer, our Progressive youth movement, will be running a Netzer Shabbat-themed treasure hunt for the kids. Youth Zone: Always available as a place to hang out and chill. JKids Jnr: Normally 09h00 every Saturday morning.  No JKids Jnr this week. Benny Stalson Religion School: Mondays from 16:00-18:30 and Saturdays …

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JTalk this week: Ivor Chipkin on the new right in SA

World politics has increasingly shifted towards what was once the fringe right. We have had the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote, an increasingly right-wing Israeli government, and the real possibility of populist victories across Europe in the next few months. What has been much less noticed, is how the ethnic, nationalist and protectionist …

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Our AGM is on Thursday, 16th February at 7.00pm. Please try to attend

Beit Emanuel’s Annual General Meeting is next week, on Thursday, 16 February, and all paid-up members are welcome to speak, to volunteer and to vote, whether you’re a twice-a-year-Jew or a regular. The Rabbi, the Chairman and the Treasurer will present annual reports on activities during the year, plans for the future and the state …

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Rabbi Shaked presents a Tu-Bishvat seder, Saturday after service

Tu-Bishvat, a festival celebrating trees and fruits, coincides with this week’s Shabbat, starting on Friday night and ending on Saturday night. In modern times, particularly among Progressive Jews, it has become a celebration of ecological awareness. As a minor festival, Tu-Bishvat is often poorly understood. Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked will present the JTalk this week, leading …

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Retirement gift for Richard Mkhabele, retiring after 45 years service

There will a presentation/farewell for Richard Mkhabele (who is retiring after 45 years’ loyal service to Beit Emanuel) at the end of the AGM proceedings. If anyone is still planning to contribute towards a retirement gift for Richard, please make your donation by end of day on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Donations can be paid …

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Last chance to sign up for Reform Tours of Israel

We recently distributed the itineraries for the proposed Reform Tour/s of Israel, which will take place in April and/or May 2017 (subject to demand). Please contact Johanna Crystal at Azure Travel on 011 442 8044 or email [email protected] for further information or to book Bookings must be made by 15 February 2017 at the latest …

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Mazaltov to Dr Leslie Cooper on his Third Barmitzvah

MAZAL TOV To Dr. Leslie Cooper, who will be flying off to Tasmania with his son Russell on Sunday, following his third Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, also attended by his son Lance and the grandchildren. Dr Cooper, who turns 96 soon, gave a remarkable performance to many friends and relatives on Saturday, reciting his portion in fluent …

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Hochschild and Lipman memorials this Sunday

The Unveiling for The Late Simon Hochshild takes place at Westpark Cemetery on Sunday, 12th at 10h00. A Memorial for  the Late Beata Lipman takes place on Sunday, 12th from 14h00 – 17h00 at Constitution Hill.  

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Our services this Shabbat, 27th January. Bat Mitzvah: Adelaide Ruiters

SHABBAT VAERA 1 SHEVAT 5777 TORAH: EXODUS 6:2 – 9:35 HAFTARAH: ISAIAH 66:1–24.   FRIDAY 27 JANUARY Kabbalat Shabbat Service: 06.00 p.m. – in the Shul, followed by a Kiddush in the Janks Hall. Our Brocha this Friday evening has been sponsored by the family of The Late Simon Hochschild. Sweets for the kids sponsored …

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Beit Emanuel Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on 16th February

Beit Emanuel’s Annual General Meeting is in three weeks, on Thursday, 16 February, and all paid-up members are welcome to speak, to volunteer and to vote, whether you’re a once-a-year-Jew or a regular. The Rabbi, the Chairman and the Treasurer will present annual reports on activities during the year, plans for the future and the …

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