Condolences on the passing of Reb Chaim Yitzchak Spivack, father of our esteemed Rebbetzin Rochel Suchard.    Condolences on the passing of Dennis Basserabie husband of Roz Basserabie, father of Sharnee Treger and Kaili Croock.     Mazeltov to Russel and Megan Zetzer on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Hilton and Jennifer Zetzer.    Condolences on the passing of Joan Richter mother of Trevor Richter.     Mazeltov to Allan and Lorraine Lunz on the birth of a granddaughter born in London and mazeltov to parents Carly and Ben Newton.    Mazeltov to Craig and Olga Dogon on the birh of a son.    Mazeltov to Shirley Hatzkilson on, the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Terence and Taryn Hatzkilson.

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