Rabbi Robert A Jacobs Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Avidan Bet David Sisterhood Sisterhood Monthly Meeting: November meeting Wednesday 17th, 10.00 in the Sisterhood Cottage. New members are most welcome. For information please contact Jo Norris, Chair, 0832666425. Bet David Weekly News Sisterhood Kitchen: Order Neria‘s Blintzes, Kichel and Herring to enjoy at home and Ad Kan support our Sisterhood! Blintzes R60/doz; Kichel R20. Phone Sharon 011-783 7117. 3 Middle Road Morningside / P O Box 78189 Sandton 2146 Tel: +27 11 783-7117 Fax: +27 11 883-8991 Feeding Schemes: Sunday 28th November—Next Food Collection for Sisterhood‟s Office hours 9 am – 2 pm feeding schemes in Alexandra, 9am–1pm at Pick n Pay South Road and Hyde Park. Please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website: www.betdavid.org.za think about this, perhaps you can help us for 1 hour! Call Lesley Rosenberg 083-236-6823. SAUPJ: www.saupj.org.za WUPJ: www.wupj..org. Also assist by bringing non-perishable grocery items to services. SA Union of Temple Sisterhoods: firstname.lastname@example.org; SAJBD: www.jewishsa.co.za Sisterhood Shop: Gift presentations, Jewellery imported from Israel; ―Shabbat on the CSO – 086 18 000 Call in emergencies or suspicious activity Move‖ travelling boxes, Judaica & gifts, personalised towels, baby blankets, Turkish Shabbat Vayetsei Delight. Proceeds support Sisterhood projects; Items on view in the display cabinet in 13th November 2010 – 6th Kislev 5771 the shul foyer. Purchases may be made via Sharon in the office 011-7837117. SHABBAT SERVICES Community Events FRIDAY EVENING 18:00 Kabbalat Shabbat Service/Children‘s Service 3-7 yrs Sunday 14th November 19.30 RCHCC (RABBI CYRIL HARRIS COMMUNITY CENTRE): SATURDAY MORNING: 8:30 Religion School [Weekly until 27th November], Torah Award winning documentary „Homage to Chagall, the colours of love‟, R50.00 (including Breakfast 2nd & 4th weeks of month—next: 13th & 27th November. refreshments) Glenhove Rd & 4th Street Houghton, RSVP Hazel or René (011 728 SATURDAY MORNING 10:00 Shabbat Shacharit Service Followed by B‘rachah 8088/8378) email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS: Last Friday evening of each month. Next: 26th November. Wednesday 17th November 2010, 19.30—The Seventh Franz Auerbach Interfaith Calendar of Congregational Events Memorial Lecture, Beit Emanuel, 38 Oxford Road, Parktown (Oxford Rd/Third Avenue) Friday 12th November 18.00 Kabbalat Shabbat. Private copies of Mishkan T‘filah can Prof. Raymond Auerbach (Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth) and Christina be collected before the service or from the office during regular office hours. Auerbach. The golden thread in Kabbalah, Vedanta and Plato. Light refreshments after Saturday 13th November 08.30 Religion School 08.30 Torah Breakfast—meet Mishkan the lecture. RSVP 011 646 6170 T‟filah, our new Siddur. Tour Guide: Rabbi Jacobs. Refreshments sponsored by Desmond Netzer www.netzer.org.za & Ashley Sweke. 10.00 Shabbat Service followed by a Bracha sponsored by Len & Sandy Machaneh Z'richa 2010 December 13th - 26th Bruhns in honour of the naming of their daughter Emma Julia. Netzer's Machaneh is a fantastic opportunity for the youth of our community to explore International Mitzvah Day at Bet David their Judaism, develop a meaningful connection to their heritage, and form life-long Sunday 21st November 2010, 14.00-16.30 bonds with fellow participants in a fun and educational environment. Bet David, together with Beit Emanuel & Temple Israel, will be hosting a concert and tea Many children in our community are keen to experience the magic of camp, yet to honour parents and grandparents. Please join us for this event! RSVP for catering are unable to do so for financial reasons. We are raising funds to subsidise Machaneh purposes to synagogue office 011-783-7117 or email@example.com. experiences. Netzer offers these services: Babysitting - Birthday parties (for ages 6- Sponsor a “goodie bag” for our guests by donating R100. Contact Jo Norris 083 266 12) - Hebrew lessons (basic level, all ages) Jackie on 082 855 5199 can arrange services 6425 or the shul office. For more information about this international effort at tikkun to meet your needs. Any donations will be welcomed. olam, visit www.mitzvahday.org.uk. ―Our mission is to fight poverty, to help our Visitors‟ Day Invitation to Machaneh Z‟richa environment and to bring a little joy where it is needed – through social projects rather You are invited to experience a taste of Netzer at machaneh on Tuesday December 21 st than fundraising.‖ Thanks to „Goodie Bag‟ sponsors (to date): Desmond & Ashley Sweke, at 17:30 for 18:00 on site in Glen Cairn. This will be a fun and memorable evening where Phil Rosenberg, Pam Birch, Jaci Schultz, Bron Schultz, Ron Klipin, George Levin, Trevor & you, as our community get to see exactly what it is we do on Netzer Machaneh! Venue: Mimi Egnal, Barry Berold, Robert Capper, Yael Turis, Nadav Turis, Adele and Daniel Rotary Camp site, Glen Road, Glen Cairn. Time: 17:30 – 20:30. A dinner will be served at Bloom, Cheyney Travis, Chaim Travis, Monica Solomon, Joe Steven, Myrna Margo, Rabbi R35 (adults) & R25 (children). Please R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering Robert Jacobs, Lynton Travis, Gary Meyers & Shannon Frost, Roger Scheublé, Penny purposes. We look forward to seeing you there! Hayley Kornblum, Rosh Machaneh Satikge, Steven Solomon, Susan & Michael Tucker, Molly Kretzmer, Maddie Rose, Evelyn Herzfeld, Carol & Peter Alexander, Gail Scheublé, Dr David & Cindy Lurie, Arnold Ad Kan is emailed on Thursdays. Deadline is noon on Tuesday each week. Mendelowitz, Marion Hassall, Sandy Levenberg, Giddy Lief, Rhona Lief, Eileen Mills. Weekly Yahrzeits Mishkan T‟filah Harry Cohen remembered by Pat Van Flymen, Jack Plimsoll remembered by Pam Sher, New Siddurim are at Bet David. Personal copies can be picked up this Friday prior to Philip Kupowitz remembered by Rebecca (Bucca) Jankes, Louis Goldman remembered by services or during regular office hours. Our first service is planned for 13th November, Jaye Groneman, Abraham Gordon remembered by Kenneth David Gordon, Annie Jankes using the new book. Chanukat haSiddur—Consecration of the Siddur is planned for early remembered by Jack Jankes, Yetta Barwin remembered by Sylvia Borstein, Fred Sinek 2011 at Bet David. See upcoming issues of Adkan for more details. remembered by Michael Sinek. Speedy Recovery-Refuah Shleimah Torah Comment Sue Randall, Sid Nomis, Pat van Flymen, Judith Goldin Vayetsei Year I, Genesis 28:10-30:13 (Plaut p. 195; Hertz p. 106) Please notify the office should you or any member of your family experience ill health. In Haftarah Hosea 12:13-14:10 (Plaut p. 214; Hertz p. 118) event of family emergency call Rabbi Jacobs at the earliest possible time. Jacob moves into centre stage of the narrative of Genesis as he makes his way Welcome from Gerar to Haran. He has little with him, except for the all-important blessing of Nathanel Gozlan, our Shaliach, who arrived safely from Israel on Monday 8th. Nathanel Isaac and the right to be b‘chor—first born—transferred from his twin, Esau. The will continue the good work of Netzer and the Israel Centre. Candice Frank who recently journey begins with a night of fitful sleep and passionate dreams connecting Jacob to the joined our congregation. Rabbi Jacobs has returned from the ordination of the first heavens with a ladder crowded with ascending and descending angels. woman rabbi in Europe by the Abraham Geiger College. As Abraham‘s grandson, and as Rebecca‘s favoured son, Jacob journeys across Mazal Tov the Fertile Crescent in search of an appropriate mate and to reconnect with his roots. Len & Sandy Bruhns on the naming of their daughter, Emma Julia. His wily ability to turn things in his favour will continue to play an important role in his Donald & Peggy Gordon on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Elliott Gordon, son of biography. His promise of faith if he finds his way successfully, including sustenance and Graeme & Leanne Gordon and nephew of Hylton & Wendy Appelbaum clothing fit the pattern. In the end, we read that God does bless Jacob in all ways. Recent donations The experience of a life-journey retains potency within Jewish consciousness to Yahrzeit donations: Norman Levy in memory of Robert Levy, Abe Brinkman in memory of our times. After all, the entire Jewish communities on at least three continents arrived Nathan Brinkman, Maurice Goldfain in memory of Isaac Goldfain, Martin & Sylvia Borstein through immigration. The great changes in society in the 19th century saw Jews migrating in memory of their parents Philip & Elsie Borstein and Benjamin & Yetta Barwin, Carol from long established Jewish communities in Europe and Asia Minor, whether escaping Kramer in memory of Joseph Sieff and Trevor Kramer. persecution or seeking fortunes. Many arrived in places where Jews had not lived before, B‟racha Sponsorship: Len & Sandy Bruhns or had disappeared from the population. Sponsorship is always welcome for: Shabbat sweets & chocolates for the children; We continue to live in a time of human movement and transition. Whether we Erev Shabbat L‟Chaim (drinks & snacks following Friday eve service); Shabbat early think of immigration, emigration or—as some would style it—semigration, the processes Morning Torah Breakfast; Shabbat Morning B‟racha to celebrate or commemorate any of urbanization and resettlement in varied parts of every country are significant in occasion. For further information on the above, please call Catering Convenor Cynthia understanding the social setting in which we live. Rosen 0835555755 or 011-783-7117. For many migrants, the journey and arrival are marked by hardship, uncertainty Bet David Rondavel Upgrades are planned! and economic dispossession. More significant, the social displacement and loss of identity The Rondavel saw the birth of our congregation almost 40 years ago. It inspired the make the migrant vulnerable. At the same time, the migrant populations make enormous design of our current shul. Learning centre, Celebration venue and meeting room it has contributions to their new places of residence as risk takers, entrepreneurs and as hosted many congregants and visitors to our community with little update over the years. catalysts for change. This is a time of renewal for Bet David. We are excited to launch the refurbishment of Jacob might have begun with little, but ended up with much. His initial equipage our own heritage site. A rough costing of items includes: grew and multiplied. He was sustained by his faith. What more does a migrant require to Toilets 20 000 Storeroom 7 000 Floors & Tiles 25 000 Ceilings 20 000 succeed on life‘s grand journey? Stacking doors 80 000 Kitchen Fittings 60 000 Paint 10 000 Freezer/Fridge —Rabbi Jacobs 12 000 Air-conditioning (2 X 30 thousand BTU) 20 000 Lighting 12 000 World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) If you are able to help with any of the above or are able to contribute in any way please The SAUPJ would be grateful for donations of Voyager Miles to help bolster attendance contact the Bet David Sisterhood, MANCOM members or the shul office. Donations are from South Africa at the next WUPJ international conference scheduled for February gratefully welcomed. Bet David Sisterhood, Nedbank, Sandton, Account No: 2011. Rabbi Jacobs has been asked to participate as a panel member on Conversion 1970476214, Branch Code: 197005. Reference: Your Surname and ‗Rondavel‘ Issues.