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Chairman's Notes #2 - June 2018 - Tamuz 5778

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to inform you that our new Shul Administrator will be Gillian Amroon. Gillian and her husband Michael made aliya last July and have settled down in Netanya. We send all the very best wishes to Gillian in her role and wish her much success. She will be commencing work on Monday, July 9th, and will be working with our current Administrator, Sue Levy, during that week, at the end of which, Sue will be leaving her post.

Gillian is studying at Ulpan at present and therefore will only be able to work in the afternoons until she completes her Ulpan at the end of October, then we will consider revising the working hours

The office hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:30pm until 5:30pm. Gillian will be able to see people only between those stated hours. There is also an office telephone number, 09 832 1078, which will be able to receive voice mail messages outside office hours. The Administrator email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Therefore, during office hours, Gillian will be able to receive people in person, answer the telephone and deal with email messages. Members will be able to continue to pay for everything they have done up until now, whether in cash, by cheque or by credit card.

Part of her role will be as Administrative Assistant for Rabbi Boudilovsky, for which two out of the total twelve hours per week will be to the Rabbi.

Although Sue will be finishing her role as Administrator, she will be continuing with the mashgiach function for events in the George Goddard Hall, in exactly the same way as hitherto. We wish Sue all the very best of luck in her future endeavours and we thank her very much for all her efforts over many years for the Shul.

I want to give one last push for our Dreams of a Nation event for Israel at 70 on Thursday evening this week, a musical extravaganza starring Chazan Jonny Turgel and pianist Josh Nesbitt, presented by Rabbi Andrew Shaw. This should be a fascinating and entertaining event and will take place in the George Goddard Hall, at 8pm. This is sponsored by both our Shul and McDonald International Shul together with Mizrachi UK. If you have not yet bought a ticket, please do so, and make this a really successful event for both the Shuls. To apply for tickets, please call Sue Levy. Laura Shuck is responsible for ticket sales for McDonald International Shul. Alternatively, payment can be made through the Shul mailbox. Ticket price is NIS 100. Jonny will be dedicating his performance in memory of his grandmother Gena Turgel who recently passed away, people who knew her may wish to attend the event in her honour.

We have had a number of fans installed in the Shul, both in the ladies gallery and the gentlemen's section. They will be able to provide extra air flow through the entire Shul for various situations: on Shabbat when it is very hot they will be on with the air conditioning; during the week fans alone might be sufficient to provide the requisite amount of cooling; if the air conditioning breaks down the fans should provide an effective back up. We will be able to refine the new system as necessary, going forward.

Kind Regards,



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