Sunday 31st August 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Harold and Melanie Elison on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Mark and Nicci Elison in Australia.
  • Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky and Avie and Ahrlene Yudelowitz.
  • Mazeltov to Mervyn and Marion Brivik on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ilan and Michelle Sloot.
  • Condolences to Roy Peiser on the loss of his mother. Funeral has not been confirmed, please contact the family for details of the funeral.
  • Mazeltov to Colin and Sharon Lewitte on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Darren and Adva.
  • Mazeltov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard on the birth of a grandson (parents Naftali and Devorah Smolowitz).
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Laurain Romm on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Zami and Taryn Romm.
  • Mazeltov to Darryn and Kim Aaron on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Jeff and Debbie Rakusin and Sharon Aaron (loving memory of Steven Aaron)
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Gabi and Keryn Solomon.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Sharon Blend on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Sean and Sue Blend.

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A Message from Rabbi Suchard

A Message from Rabbi Suchard

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Vacation with Direction

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Countdown before Rosh Hashanah

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The Golden Calf

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10 Commandments

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If you examine the entire 10 commandments, which are mentioned twice in the Torah, once in this week’s Parasha, Yitro and once towards the end of the Torah in Deuteronomy, you will notice that there is not even one single novel idea. These words, which have had such an overwhelmingly positive impact on all mankind [...]

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