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Rosh Hashanah for the Youth

Security Tips

Johannesburg
September 2017/Rosh Hashana 5778

Dear fellow community member,
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וברכך ה אלקיך בכל אשר תעשה
Hashem will bless you in all that you do (Deuteronomy 15:18)

The sages understand this verse to imply that we must put forth reasonable effort in everything we do. Even though Hashem ultimately determines our fate, we must “do” and Hashem will bless us. While we pray for peace, success and safety, we also need to actively play our part.

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the CSO and our communal leaders call on YOU to play YOUR part by taking responsibility for your own safety and security, but also by actively contributing to the overall safety and security of fellow Jews, shuls and communal installations.

The CSO urges you to take careful note of the following security and safety tips:

General safety and security tips for the community:

  • Load the CSO emergency number 086 18 000 18 into your phone
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant for suspicious activity in and around your shul
  • Participate in your shul’s security activities
  • Report signs of forced entry into your shul immediately, such as broken windows or smashed locks to your head of security and the CSO on 086 18 000 18
  • Report possible information-gathering in whatever form
  • If you feel uncomfortable with anyone who is trying to gain access to your shul or who has gained access to your shul, immediately report it to your head of security and the CSO
  • Inform the shul office, your Rabbi and head of security if you are expecting a guest at a shul service
  • Avoid congregating in the streets outside your shul unnecessarily
  • Sadly, as has been seen around the world, vehicle ramming attacks have become a feature of modern day life. Please ensure that you remain vigilant to this possibility, especially at this time of year

Walking in the streets:

  • Try to walk together in a group at all times as there is safety in numbers
  • If you are part of a group of women walking somewhere, ask that a male be present to escort your group
  • Never allow children to walk anywhere alone, irrespective of where they are going
  • Use well-illuminated and main roads where possible and avoid using secluded paths or shortcuts
  • Walk on the pavement. If this is not possible, walk on the right hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic
  • Wear an item of reflective clothing or a reflective belt at night to ensure that you can be seen by passing motorists
  • Conceal any jewellery or items of perceived value that you may be wearing

At home:

  • Inform your family and employees of any expected deliveries or guests and remind them NEVER to open the gate or door to anyone who is not expected
  • Avoid leaving your friends and family vulnerable while they wait outside for you. Arrange set arrival times and make spare keys for family members
  • Lock your doors and gates after letting your guests in and always ensure that your front gates and doors remain locked
  • Consider securing the services of a reputable and CSO approved security company to protect your home and guests
  • Never enter your house if you notice any suspicious people or vehicles lurking nearby, as they may pose a threat

May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life and may Hashem grant us a safe and peaceful new year.

Kind Regards,

CSO Management

FOR ANY SECURITY OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR POTENTIAL
THREATS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OR
JEWISH INSTALLATIONS, CONTACT THE CSO ON

086 18 000 18

Rebbetzin Adel Klazilsky

Sandton Shul Home

Rav Gav Friedman

Blood Drive - 9 September 2017

Special General Meeting Special Levy

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BETH HAMEDRASH HAGADOL SANDTON, TO BE HELD AT LONGDON ROAD MORNINGSIDE SANDTON IN THE UPSTAIRS SHUL ON THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2017 AT 7.30 PM.

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO APPROVE A SPECIAL LEVY (IF REQUIRED, ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO PAY OVER 12 MONTHS) OF:

 

  • R7500 PER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
  • R3750 PER INDIVIduAL MEMBERSHIP

 

TO FUND EXTRAORDINARY EXPENDITURE RELATING TO:

 

  1. Rabbi retirement
  2. Rejuvenation of function hall (including new air-conditioning)
  3. OTHER STAFF retirement AND RESTRUCTURE costs
  4. POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT COSTS OF NEW RABBINIC COUPLE, INCLUDING

ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. General maintenance & clean-up of existing building & campus

 

AGENDA

  1. NOTICE CONVENING THE MEETING
  2. ATTENDANCE REGISTER: Present and Apologies
  3. PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
  4. GENERAL
  5. VOTE TO PASS RESOLUTION

 

NOTE:  ONLY BHH SANDTON SHUL MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE MEETING

The Three Cantors

Recipes from The Kosher Butcher’s Wife

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To Download THREE PACKET GLAZED BEEF recipe & PULLED BEER B CUE BEEF recipe CLICK HERE

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Sandton Shul Elul Campaign

The Jewish Women's National Day of Prayer

For More Information CLICK HERE

The Monday Night Rosh Hashanah How to ....

Art Expo & Family Picnic

Member Update

11 August 2017/19 Av 5777

 

Dear Member

From Past 2 Future

Past:

For the last 45 years, Rabbi Suchard and his family have dedicated their lives to serve Sandton Shul. From a start-up shul in the 70’s to a flourishing community in 2017, they have shared in our highs and consoled us in our lows. At 78 years old, the previous committee unanimously voted to support the immediate past President, Greg Kinross, to sign a retirement agreement with Rabbi Suchard to ensure that both the shul and the Rabbi have a dignified, realistic and financially acceptable mechanism to provide for his retirement. The agreement also made provision for the Rabbi to stay in his current residence until end 2018. Upon retirement, the Rabbi will be given the honouree title of Rabbi Emeritus and will no longer receive any remuneration from the shul. Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard will always have a special place in the hearts of the Sandton Shul community & we look forward to their continued presence.

Present: 

We are blessed with a vibrant and diverse community and the shul endeavours to service its members 24/7 365. We are also very privileged to have the most amazing infrastructure: magnificent main shul, modern youth centre, newly renovated upstairs shul, newly renovated mikveh, foyer, function hall and large campus in the heart of Sandton. We also own 2 residential properties currently being occupied by Rabbinic leadership. The committee are very aware of the shul’s growing budget and the resultant pressure that places on members and donors. The committee are looking at every angle of the shul’s expense base to ensure we get best possible value from our budget, but the committee are also cognisant of the fact that legacy communal institutions take time to right size and turn around.

Future:

The shul is now ready to embark on its next phase of development and we are looking to employ a dynamic Rabbinic couple to lead the shul. It is critical that we take a realistic but optimistic view on the shul and its future – it must be a relevant, vibrant and sustainable institution for the next 15 years and beyond. This appointment is crucial and the committee is following an open and transparent process to ensure that all potential candidates are considered, and that the very best couple is appointed.

 

 

 

Funding: 

The normal yearly budget is covered by 3 main income sources (membership fees, voluntary donations and income generated from function hall). In 2017/2018 a substantial & additional once off cash requirement is needed to cover:

1. Rabbi retirement
2. Rejuvenation of function hall (including new air-conditioning system)
3. Other staff retirement & restructure costs
4. Potential costs related to employment of new Rabbinic couple, including accommodation requirements
5. General maintenance & clean-up of existing building & campus infrastructure

It is intended that the additional expenditure be funded via:

1) Special levy (to be approved at a Special General Meeting on 31 August 2017)
a. R7500 per Family Membership, Or
b. R3750 per Individual Membership
2) Additional voluntary donations by members and supporters of BHH Sandton Shul.

As we enter this exciting new phase, every member has the privilege to partner & invest in our beloved shul. Let’s join together and ensure that our spiritual vibrancy in the heart of Sandton continues for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren and beyond.

With Blessing,

Rabbi Warren Strauss

President BHH Sandton Shul

S.A. Jewish Board of Deputies Conference

Surviving the Tsunami - Dean Murinik

Nursery School Art Expo and Family Picnic Lunch

Special General Meeting - Special Levy 2017

DATE: 09 AUGUST 2017

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BETH HAMEDRASH HAGADOL SANDTON, TO BE HELD AT LONGDON ROAD MORNINGSIDE SANDTON IN THE UPSTAIRS SHUL ON THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2017 AT 7.30 PM. 

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO APPROVE A SPECIAL LEVY (IF REQUIRED, ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO PAY OVER 12 MONTHS) OF:

  • R7500 PER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
  • R3750 PER INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

TO FUND EXTRAORDINARY EXPENDITURE RELATING TO:
1.         Rabbi retirement
2.         Rejuvenation of function hall (including new air-conditioning)
3.         OTHER STAFF retirement AND RESTRUCTURE costs
4.         POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT COSTS OF NEW RABBINIC COUPLE, INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENTS
5.         General maintenance & clean-up of existing building & campus

AGENDA
1.         NOTICE CONVENING THE MEETING
2.         ATTENDANCE REGISTER: Present and Apologies
3.         PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
4.         GENERAL
5.         VOTE TO PASS RESOLUTION

NOTE:  ONLY BHH SANDTON SHUL MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE MEETING

Rosh Hashanah Community Greeting

Surviving the Tsunami – Dean Murinik – 10 August 2017

Tisha B’Av

Advert for Rabbi Suchard’s Successor

Security Notice

Blood Drive 09 July 2017

Spin Into Sandton Shul

50 Years Of An United Jerusalem

Shavuot 2017 Invitation

Let Our People Go

Dear Friends

In a couple of days we will gather for Pesach to relive and celebrate our freedom from Egypt 3 329 years ago. Here too, in South Africa, we have been blessed with the immutable gift of freedom.

With that freedom comes a voice. Each and every one of us has the power to have a say in the future of our country. At this crucial time, I call on you to join me, and thousands of South Africans, arm-in-arm, as we say no to corruption and state capture, in marches across the country.

I will be joining the march in Pretoria, from Church Square to the Union Buildings, at 12pm this Friday. Join me, and thousands of others in marches across the country. It's a Friday – so make sure to leave enough time to get home well before Shabbos.

Let us pray for G-d’s guidance and abundant blessing at this historic time.

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein

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Youth @ Sandton Shul this Shabbos - 11 April 2017

Pesach Tzedakah Drive

Pesach is ‘around the corner’!

We continually get requests from our members for assistance, especially to purchase matzos, wine and other Pesach goods.

There is a special mitzvah to assist the needy before Pesach (Code of Jewish Law 429:1).

If you are able to assist in doing this special mitzvah and donate towards this worthy cause, it will be greatly appreciated and of course bring blessings to you and your family.

Please deposit your donation into the following account:

Kollel BHH Sandton
Nedbank Norwood
Branch Code:  191905
Account No:  1919537015

Many thanks for your kindness always.

Wishing you and your family a Chag Kosher V’sameach!

1st Night Pesach Seder @ Sandton Shul

Imagine arriving at a four course scrumptious Seder right here in Sandton, where everything has been prepared for you right down to the last detail, with Matzah, wine, singing and a wonderful heimish Seder experience.

Not too long - not too short - just right, home way before 11pm

I will be running the Seder!

Cost:

R490/Adult

R245/Children 12 and Under

Bookings close on Tuesday, the 4th April

Call Harelle to confirm your place on 011 8834210.

Seder will be held on 1st night Pesach, Monday 10th April 2017

Blood Drive – 19 March 2017’

Sandton Purim Times

SANDTON PURIM TIMES
(Get it?)

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This Shabbos is Parshat Zachor. It is incumbent on everyone of us to hear the reading, remembering and never forgetting about what Amalek did to our ancestors. Sadly it looks as though they are here again and we need to stand together like Esther, Mordechai and all our ancestors to take on and defeat the Haman's of today.

Purim is such an important day on our calendar and an unbelievable opportunity to get close to Hashem and each other, through Mitzvot.

1) Reading of the Megillah on both Saturday night
and Sunday.
2) Matanot L'evyonim - giving money to at least 2 people in need. Please donate generously. Rabbi Suchard will distribute every cent to people in our community who are really in need.
3) Misloach Manot - 2 portions of food to at least 1 person.
4) Seudat Purim - The Purim Meal - have a good vress.
5) Please drink responsibly - yes it is a mitzvah to drink more than usual however there are lots of other Mitzvahs - speak to me if you are unsure.

Tonight mincha @ 5.45pm
Candle lighting - moving earlier no later than 6.12pm
Kabbalat Shabbat 6pm sharp

Saturday - Shabbat

Shacharit @ 8.15am
Leining @ 9am
Parshat Zachor - I guess a little before 9.30am to be safe
Kiddush @ 11am
Smorgasbord of Shiurim @ 11.45am
Mincha following the shiurim @ 12.47pm

No Seudat Shlishit at Shul, it's a good opportunity to have one at home with your family.

Ma'ariv @ 7.30pm - Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol. Remember to make Havdalah, wine, spices and candles after the Megillah.

Megillah Reading not to be missed by Chaim Ehrlich, probably the best Megillah Reader in the world. Kids programme during the Megillah. After the Megillah for the Grade 6's and 7's Lasertech and Nandos.

2nd Megillah reading for those who can't make the first reading by Rabbi Eli Knight @ 10pm.

Sunday
Shacharit @ 7.30am in the main Shul
Megillah @ 8.15am

Purim Fiesta @ 10am - the most fun you can have in Sandton - Soccer, Rock Climbing, Putt Putt, Pony Rides and more. Rabbi Suchard will toss the kids off the roof and Rabbi Shaw will catch them (hopefully). Come on guys it's Purim only joking!!!! Hot Dogs, Cold Drinks, pop corn, candy floss for sale. Entrance R100/person

Purim Suedah @ 12.30pm
Mincha @ 6pm

On behalf of the Prime Minister of Israel, his cabinet, Donald and Mrs Trump, President Zuma and his wives, I wish you a really joyous Purim.

Be safe, be happy!

May G-d bless you all!

Rabbi David Shaw

Children's Program on Saturday night - 11 March 2017

Purim Fiesta - 12 March 2017

Purim 2017 @ Sandton Shul’

Ladies join us for a morning of Inspiration, Pampering and Tea

Women's Enrichment Programme

Colour, Learn, Connect Launch

Mikvah - Good Things

CSO Course

Demo Content

A Date With Eternity

Let's Play Bridge

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Mikvah Coming Soon

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