Friday 6 May Services

Friday 6 May 2011:
Evening Service at 6.00pm
Chavurah Service at 6.30pm
Both services will be followed by Kiddush

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Torah Breakfast: Lionel Slier on May 7th

Shabbat morning at 8.30 a.m. Please join us for a light breakfast and listen to our guest speaker. This Shabbat: Lionel Slier tells the story of a teenage Jewish boy in Holland caught up in the Second World War.

PS: If you have a birthday, an anniversary or similar occasion, why not share your special day by sponsoring a Torah breakfasts? R150 will help cover the cost of rolls and fillings.
Sponsored this week by Lionel & Alicia Slier

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Public Protector speaks at Beit Emanuel on Shavuot

It has become a tradition at Beit Emanuel to offer a public lecture at Shavuot by a high profile speaker. Previous guest speakers have been Professor Anton Harber and Mr Imtiaz Suleiman, founder of Africa’s only ‘home grown’ aid agency, Gift of the Givers.

The public lecture on the evening of Shavuot will be given by Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela. Getting such a high profile speaker to come to Beit Emanuel has been something of a ‘coup’ for us. Please publicize this important event widely among your friends.

The lecture will be followed by a light supper of dairy foods.

The Shavuot lecture this year will be on Tuesday evening 7 June after the festival evening service which begins at 6.00 p.m.

All are invited. It would help for catering if you would let us know that you would like to attend the evening by phoning or emailing the synagogue office on 011 646 6170 or

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Shavuot 2010 public lecture by Public Protector

The annual Shavuot evening public lecture will be given by the public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. The lecture will be followed by a light supper of dairy foods. Tuesday evening, June 7th, after the festival evening service. Please advise Shelly Medwin in the synagogue office if you wish to attend. (011-646-6170).

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Yom Hashoah memorial in Slome, 1st May

An event to mark Yom Hashoah will be held in the Slome Auditorium on May 1st at 3.30pm, chaired by Julia Rubinstein Solomon. Holocaust survivors Don Krausz and Irene Fainman will be present.

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Carnival for the kids

A wonderful opportunity for children to experience the thrills and excitement of a real carnival, while celebrating Israel’s 63rd birthday! Rides, live music, battle of the bands, a fabulous food court and much more. Gold Reef Theme Park from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday, May 10th. Entrance fee of R60 covers all entertainment. Book at 011-645-2512

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut musical

On Monday night, May 9th at 8.15pm at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, an international cast of singers under the direction of Bryan Schimmel, accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra. Donations are R100 and R150. Bookings via or at 011-645-2351

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Yom Hazikaron memorial at Yeshiva Campus

A ceremony commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers will take place on Sunday night, May 8th, at 6.30pm in the Solly Liebgott Hall on the Yeshiva College Campus.

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Two opportunities for volunteers

Can you help? We need a few extra hands just before food at the brochas is served. If you can give an hour or so of your time on a Friday or Saturday, please speak to Judy Hodes (084-596-3222).

And if you can spare an occasional Friday night helping us keep the grounds safe during services, please speak to John Sheriffs.

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