Wednesday 26th November 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Judy and Selwyn Burstein on the engagement of their son Nicholas to Tarryn Chonin (Nicholas and Tarryn live in London)
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Brenda Segal on the birth of a granddaughter. Daughter to Akiva and Gila Smith.
  • Mazeltov to Lynette and Mervyn Miller on the engagement of their daughter Robyn, to Craig, son of Des and Irene Schreibman.
  • Mazeltov to Shirley and Colin Shar on the engagement of their daughter Melissa, to Ari Kruger, son of Maish and Sheryl Kruger.
  • Mazeltov to Paul and Marlene Miller on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Lee and Jolene Miller.
  • Mazeltov to Ivor and Lesley Sacks on the birth of a grandson in Israel.
  • Mazeltov to Raymond and Aviva Hack on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Greg and Debbie Hack.
  • Condolences to Steven and Jeff Blend on the loss of their father. Funeral today (Monday) at 13h00 at West Park. Prayers will be held on Monday at 6pm at 16 Ratcliffe Drive, Morningside Manor and on Tuesday at 5.30pm at Penbury Lodge, 1 Kernick Ave, Melrose.
  • Mazeltov to Jonathan and Michal Zinman on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Harold and Aileen Zinman on the birth of a granddaughter
  • Condolences to Jeff Pokroy on the loss of his father. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 13h00 at West Park.

The Shul Choir

 

The Sandton Shul Choir dates back to the early seventies, when the resident Chazan was Jacov Reichman, who spent a lot of time under the tutorship of the late Reverend Coleman, who also trained the Choir. In those days, Yacov himself conducted the Choir whilst performing his duties as the Chazan.

When Chazan Reichman left Sandton for the Oxford Shul, Maish Preskow took over as the leader of the Choir. The Choir continued to be trained by Reverend Coleman and was followed by Avron Alter, David Cohen, Lior Himmelstein and then by Evelyn Green, who is our resident trainer, today.

During the following years various Cantors occupied the Bimah until 1996 when Dr Avron Alter was appointed as the Chazan of Sandton Shul. Over the years the Choir has lost many choristers due to immigration but thankfully have been able to maintain our numbers mainly through our own shul congregants, as well as some very welcome new members in recent times.

The Sandton Shul Choir continue to sing with Avron almost every Shabbat weekend and Yom Tov which is a great privilege and pleasure. If there are any choristers out there who would like to sing in the choir, please contact Maish Preskow, mgp@tiscali.co.za. The Choir are always happy to add new voices to their chorus.