Thursday 18th December 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Gary and Debbie Aremband on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents Jeff and Nicci Schaffer on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Ari and Danit Davidowitz on the birth of a son and Mazeltov to Robert and Rhona Berzack on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Anthony Chait on the engagement of the daughter Amy to Liron Appel son of Nitza and Raymond Appel.
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of their grandchildren (twins – a boy and a girl). Mazeltov to parents Kevin and Kelli on the birth of their twins.
  • Condolences to Selwyn Israel on the loss of his wife Penny. Funeral took place yesterday. Prayers will be held at 14 Kenneth Street, Waverly at 06h15 for Shacharit and at 18h15 for Mincha/Maariv until (and including) Thursday 11th December.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Ishi Hadar on the birth of a grandson in Israel and Mazeltov to Eric Kinstler on the birth of a great grandson.
  • 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.

Yom Kippur

Thoughts by Rabbi David Shaw

Thoughts by Rabbi David Shaw

If Rosh Hashana is the Day of Judgement and Yom Kippur, ten days later, is the Day of Atonement, it would seem that the order of the days is out of sequence. Surely forgiveness should be sought and would be preferable before the trial rather than being judged and only then pursuing some absolution for [...]

September 7, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Rabbi Suchard Message for the High Holy Days

Rabbi Suchard Message for the High Holy Days

Life is a book, the story of our lives: – The challenges, the low moments and also success. Sometimes one finds oneself in a rut, like being on a highway with no exit in sight and one needs to stop and change direction. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the exits, the beginning of new [...]

June 26, 2012 admin Messages from the Rabbis 0

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

There is a custom that I have seen wherever I have been in the world on Yom Kippur, to sing a lively melody when we begin beating our hearts and listing our transgressions in the Vidui, the confession. Ashamnu, we are guilty, Bagadnu, we have rebelled, Gazalnu, we have stolen! This highly animated refrain, while [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Opportunities in Life

Opportunities in Life

There are only a few opportunities that life presents us with, whereby we are able, unlike the story of Humpty Dumpty to set everything right and to put Humpty together again, in other words to start out completely afresh and anew. One of those opportunities is when a person converts to Judaism. Another is when [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Rambam

Rambam

I would like to quote you a Rambam, from his Laws of Teshuva, a compilation of all the Laws of just how to come back on track to the road leading to G-d, a timeous observation, what with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur just around the corner. Each and every person has merits as well [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0