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What's happening at Beit Emanuel

Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 11

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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Feb 11

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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Feb 11

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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Feb 11

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 johanna@azuretravel.co.za for further information or to book Bookings must be made by 15 February 2017 at the latest …

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Feb 11

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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Feb 11

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.  

Jan 27

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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Jan 27

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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Jan 27

Plaque in honour of Simon Hochschild being erected in garden before shabbat

A plaque in honour of The Late Simon Hochschild is being erected in the garden.  The plaque will be unveiled just prior to the Shabbat evening service this Friday (27 January at 17h30). A Memorial Service for The Late Beata Lipman will take place at Constitution Hill on Sunday, 12 February from 2-5 PM.

Jan 27

A double Mazal Tov to Adelaide Ruiters

Mazal Tov to Adelaide for her Bat Mitzva this Saturday, and for receiving a “Women Super Achiever Award”! The World Women Leadership Congress  www.worldwomenleadershipcongress.org (part of the World HRD Congress 2017 25th anniversary)  will be conferring the award, “Women Super Achiever Award” to Adelaide Ruiters on 17 February in Mumbai India . This international award …

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Jan 27

Kids/Youth programmes

JKids: This week we are having our first JKids Shabbat service! We will begin promptly at 6pm in the courtyard, with the lighting of the Shabbat candles. All kids are welcome, and teens are welcome too. We will end our service with a small Kiddush over grape juice and Challah. Hope to see you all …

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