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 Chief Minister of the UPJC.
The links below will allow you to participate in the service via Zoom or view it on Facebook.

Yom Kippur services

Yom Kippur begins with Kol Nidrei on the evening of Wednesday, 15 September. All services will use the Zoom link, and the schedule is as follows:

Wed, 15 Sep, 18h00, Kol Nidrei
Thu, 16 Sep, 09h30, Shacharit
Thu, 16 Sep, 13h00, Midday Shiurim
Thu, 16 Sep, 15h45, Avoda and Mincha
Thu, 16 Sep, 16h45, Yizkor
Thu, 16 Sep, 17h30, Ne’ilah
Thu, 16 Sep, 18h30, Havdalah

JKids Club activity packs

If your kids are part of the JKids Club age cohort, please collect the marvellous High Holy Days activity packs from Morgana in Reception prior to Yom Kippur.

Sarmies Project

A huge Toda Raba to the Care Committee and all those who were still able to donate sarmies and fruit for the project, despite Rosh Hashanah. We were able to give out sarmies (although fewer than usual), apples, oranges, bananas and some dry soup and lentil mixes. Thanks to the monetary donations we were also able to provide hard boiled eggs, a few extras for those living on the street and the very needy, and some special treats for the kids. More than 200 people were fed this week. It was all very much appreciated. Because of Yom Kippur next week, we’ll be running the project in Hillbrow on Wednesday the 15th and would very much like your support. This is an excellent time to be giving Tzedakah and giving to this project, where you know that 100% of what you give gets to the people who need it most. It would be wonderful to have a full load of sarmies and other goodies to give out on Wednesday, so if you have the time, please drop your donations off at the BE foyer on Tuesday 14th.

Barmie next week

Straight after Yom Kippur, we’ll be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Samuel (Sam) Alexander next Shabbat (the 17th/18th). Proud parents David and Helen Alexander will assist in leading the service, as will Sam’s uncle, Rabbi Greg Alexander from Temple Israel Cape Town!

Rosh Hashanah Content

With Rosh Hashanah now done and dusted, here are the links to some of our amazing Rosh Hashanah content.

Our short “Shana Tova 5782!” greetings video:

The brilliant (not to mention professional) video of our Choir’s rendition of “Unetaneh Tokef”:

A video extract of Rabbi Saar’s Rosh Hashanah 5782 Evening Sermon:

All four of Rabbi Saar Shaked’s Rosh Hashanah 5782 Sermons have been assembled in this .PDF document:

You can find the recordings for our High Holy Days 5782 services on the Beit Emanuel Youtube Channel, here:
or here: .

Links to summaries for the High Holy Days

We’ve published a lot of information regarding our High Holy Days programme on a variety of platforms, but the concern is always that we’re giving you “too much information”, or that it’s not all available on a single platform. Just in case we’ve been guilty of that, you should be able to find everything you need using just these two links:

Links for the High Holy Days 2021/5782

All about the High Holy Days 2021/5782

High Holy Days Publication

We won’t be distributing a hardcopy/physical version of the HHDs Publication this year. Because it’s a bumper edition, the publication team decided to split it up into four “magazines”, one for each of the major holy day clusters. The magazines for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are now available to read online or download, at the following locations. Enjoy!

Rosh Hashanah Magazine
Yom Kippur Magazine

Matthew Nell

Family, friends and congregants paid tribute to the late Matthew Nell in a hybrid Memorial Service on Sunday the 5th. Matthew sadly passed away on Friday morning after a long struggle with the effects of COVID-19. 50 people attended the service in Shul, with another 200-plus households attending on Zoom. If you missed the service, you can view it on Youtube here:

Matthew’s memorial page can be found here:

Shabbat Shalom and G’mar Chatimah Tovah!


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