Russell Cohen

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Beit Emanuel Matters, 9 October 2021

Micah’s Battie Micah Shapiro became Bat Mitzvah last Saturday and it was a memorable event, with Micah bringing credit to herself, her family, her teachers and the Shul. As there was a videographer on site, I unfortunately didn’t record the Zoom proceedings, which in hindsight was not a great call. My apologies to the family …

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Beit Emanuel Matters, 2 October 2021

Bnei Mitzvah season begins! The High Holy Days and related Chagim are now behind us. Our October Bnei Mitzvah season begins this weekend with the Bat Mitzvah of Micah Shapiro. If you’re an invited guest, please join us in Shul at 09h30 on the 2nd, otherwise please join us on Zoom, using our usual Shabbat …

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Beit Emanuel Matters, 11 September 2021

Shabbat Shuva at Temple Israel Hillbrow Please note that the Kabbalat Shabbat service this Friday evening will be a joint service at Temple Israel Hillbrow. The service will be led from Israel by Rabbi David Benjamin, and will honour the memory of the late Rabbi Arthur Saul Super, who led Progressive Judaism in Johannesburg as …

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Links for the High Holy Days 2021/5782

HHDs Calendar All the activities, services, dates and times for the High Holy Days “season” 2021/5782. https://beiteman.link/HHDs_Calendar HHDs Services This link will be used throughout the HHDs (from Selichot through Simchat Torah), apart from: – Shabbat evening and morning services – SAUPJ joint regional and national services https://beiteman.link/HHDs Machzor The link to the free flipbook …

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All about the High Holy Days 2021/5782

This post is all about the upcoming High Holy Days (2021/5782), now just weeks away. Here’s what we’d like to share with you. Yes, we’ll be on Zoom The first thing to note is that all our services will unfortunately be online only, using Zoom, our chosen videoconferencing platform. While the crucial Third Wave numbers …

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Digital Out of Home (DOOH) advertising

Are you a marketing person in the corporate world? Do you have any influence over outdoor advertising for your company or clients, or know someone who does? The Beit Emanuel Campus now hosts one of the biggest and best Digital Out of Home (DOOH) screens in the South African market. This Super Sign Digital Screen …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.beitemanuel.co.za/2021/06/25/digital-out-of-home-dooh-advertising/

Farewell Stan Abrahams, ten times chair of Beit Emanuel

Stan Abrahams

Tribute by Irwin Manoim Stan Abrahams’ career at Beit Emanuel began, so he told me, right at the bottom, bailing buckets of water, along with his good friend Dickie Lampert. On the first High Holy Day service at Temple Emanuel in 1954, the roof leaked, as it would continue to do for the next 66 …

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Beit Emanuel will not yet return to on-site services

(From Dr Paul Davis, Chairman, Beit Emanuel Management Committee) Our Management Committee met along with Rabbi Shaked earlier this week to discuss whether to return to physical services from this Shabbat. Our unanimous decision was that this would be premature, given the demographics of our congregation, and the risk that the pandemic might enter a …

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A new togetherness while apart

Dear Beit Emanuelnik, COVID-19 is a Groot Klap! As we emerge from this crisis it seems to me that we should not even try to recreate what we thought we were. Honesty and reality are the new watchwords of the way forward. The spiritual side of Beit Emanuel is emerging stronger. A dedicated sense of …

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Appeal on behalf of The United Sisterhood

CALL FOR DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS/DONATIONS FROM THE UNITED SISTERHOOD Due to the lockdown, The United Sisterhood has not been able to do our normal monthly food collections outside Pick n Pay branches. Without these collections, we have been unable to supply food parcels for the families that we feed on a monthly basis. In …

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The Care Committee under Lockdown

Our Care Committee has met the challenge of the COVID-19 Lockdown head on. A matrix of resources available to provide support and deal with issues around mental and psychological well-being has been published and is widely referred to. Several weeks ago, the Care Committee looked at ways to extend that care beyond our immediate community …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.beitemanuel.co.za/2020/05/07/the-care-committee-under-lockdown/

Beit Emanuel under Lockdown (Revised)

Our schedule of services, activities and resources for the initial 5-week Lockdown period in SA has been extensively updated and simplified. The schedule covers all regular scheduled events on the Beit Emanuel calendar, apart from Festival evening and morning services and ad-hoc events. The schedule is available in Google Docs format from the link below, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.beitemanuel.co.za/2020/04/28/beit-emanuel-under-lockdown-revised/

Beit Emanuel under lockdown

The schedule below lists our online services and other activities/events for the duration of the Lockdown in South Africa. All services and other events have been set up as recurring meetings, so links to Zoom meetings will not change from week to week. (The recurring meetings have been scheduled up to 2 May 2020. Let’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.beitemanuel.co.za/2020/04/12/beit-emanuel-under-lockdown/

WhatsApp and Telegram channels

If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the Beit Emanuel WhatsApp Channel by clicking on the link below. Updates will usually be sent weekly (with more frequent updates in unusual circumstances such as these). https://chat.whatsapp.com/Gp7KXulstVB3c9juu9Za7j If Telegram is your instant messaging service of choice, you can subscribe to the Beit Emanuel Telegram Channel …

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Beit Emanuel HHD Publication 2019/5780

The Beit Emanuel Rosh Hashanah Magazine 2019/5780 has now been made available on the web, at the following location. The file is just over 20 MB in size. http://bit.ly/2BhsAWD In the words of the publication’s editor, Scott Hazelhurst, “This publication shows the vibrant life of the shul, as a proudly Jewish and South African community. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.beitemanuel.co.za/2019/10/17/beit-emanuel-hhd-publication-2019-5780/

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