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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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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
Branch Code: 191905
Account No: 1919537015
Many thanks for your kindness always.
Wishing you and your family a Chag Kosher V’sameach!
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!
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
SANDTON PURIM TIMES
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
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.
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