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Chairman's Notes - May 2017 - Iyar 5777

Dear Friends,

The AGM is now history and we move on to the next year, which will also prove to be busy. There are two key events over the forthcoming two weeks, about which I need to give you an update.

Induction Service for Rabbi Boudilovsky

The Induction Service for Rabbi Boudilovsky is now in the final stages of planning. As you will have seen from the invitation on the website and in the email which was sent out just before midday on Sunday, the invitation is on the website, together with a note that if you wish to attend, please send in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As of writing this article, already well over 100 people have responded. There will not be any tickets issued, the email response is sufficient.

We ask you to please be seated by 5:35pm on Wednesday, May 24th, so that we can make a prompt start at 5:45, with mincha. There is a lot packed into the service and so we have a strict timeframe for it. It is planned to finish by 8pm, at the end of maariv, after which there will be a reception in the George Goddard Hall. This will be a standing only event (a few chairs will be put out for those unable to stand for any length of time), as we expect that we will have 250 people attending this service and reception.

There will be a number of seats reserved at the front of the gentlemen's section of the Shul and the front row of the ladies gallery for dignitaries and their wives and people participating in the service but, other than these, there will not be any reserved seating. If you would like to sit in your seat, please arrive early.

This is an important event for the Shul and so we are looking forward to seeing many of our members attending.

Pre Shavuot Seminar

As the Rabbi announced in his drasha on Shabbat, there will be a pre Shavuot seminar on the morning of Sunday, May 28th, from 9:30am to 1pm. Please click here to view the programme. There will be two sessions where people will have a choice of which to attend, one with a choice of three lectures, the other with a choice of two. This will culminate with a keynote address by Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Poupko, which everyone will be able to attend.

Refreshments will be provided at various stages in the morning.

Afterwards, attendees will have the option of a mehadrin lunch at the Mini Golf restaurant. If you would like to attend this lunch, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so that we will be able to gauge numbers of people to book at the restaurant.

Kind regards,



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