Mazeltov to Evan son of Janice and Brian Sparks, on the occasion of his engagement to Ally daughter of David and Melanie Jacobs    Mazeltov to Leicester and Janine Meltz, on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Robert and Sharon Lapedus.    Mazeltov to Jason son of Harry and Heidi Kaplan, on the occasion of his engagement to Gaby daughter of Warren and Andrea Goldblatt.    Mazeltov to Gary and Ricci Hackner, on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Sam and Karen Hackner and Selwyn and Sharon Krost.    Mazeltov to Jeff and Robyn Girnun, on the birth of a granddaughter in London.    Mazeltov to Shaun and Lisa Mondschein on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Denis and Minette Mondschein.

Parashat Ki Tavo: A Summary

Parashat Ki Tavo: A Summary

This week’s portion includes: Bringing to the Temple as an offering the first fruits of the seven species special to the Land of Israel, declaration of tithes, the Almighty designating the Jewish people as His treasured people (Deut. 26:16 -19), the command to set up in the Jordan River and then on Mount Ebal large stones that had the Torah written upon them in 70 languages, the command to have a public ratification of the acceptance of the law from Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal; the Torah then sets forth the blessings for following the law and the curses for not following it, and concludes with Moses’s final discourse. Verse 28:46 tells us the importance of serving the Almighty with “joy and a good heart.” The last verse of the portion instructs us, “You shall fulfil the words of this covenant and do them so that you will succeed in all that you do!”

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony