Weekly Newsletter

Parashat Lech Lecha

11 Mar Cheshvan 5779, 20th October 2018

Times of Services

Candle Lighting: 17:39

Friday Mincha: 17:45

Shacharit: 08:00

Youth Minyan: 08:30

Children's Corner: 09:30-10:15


After Kiddush Shiur: Rabbi Boudilovsky

Shabbat Mincha: 17:25

Seuda Shlishit:

Dvar Torah:

Motzaei Shabbat: 18:40

Weekday Times:

Shacharit 07:15 07:00 07:15 07:15 07:00 07:15
Mincha 17:50 17:50 17:50 17:50 17:50  

Life Cycle Events

Mazal Tov to Julie Van Gelder on the birth of a great grandson.

Mazal Tov to Eileen Fishman on the Bar Mitzva of a grandson and the marriage of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to Miriam and David Bronner on the birth of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to June and Michael Manning on the birth of a great granddaughter and the engagement of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to Renee Rabinowitz on the birth of a great grandson.

Mazal Tov to Bella and Bernard Pentol on their Pearl (30th) Wedding Anniversary.

Stone Setting - The Stone Setting for Phil Struel z"l will be on Friday, 26th October at 10:00 at Vatikim cemetery. Please click here for details.

Shul Notices

Daf Yomi - Rabbi Edward Feigelman gives the Daf Yomi Shiur after shacharit each morning.

Weekly Ivrit Parsha Discussion Group - in Hebrew, meets on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 in the Beit Midrash. Please note the change of location.

Ladies Shiur - Rabbi Boudilovsky's Shiur for ladies will resume on Sunday October 14th 2018 at 9am. For information please contact June Weinberg.

Thursday Night Gemara Shiur - The Thursday Night Gemara Shiur on Moed Katan, given by Rabbi David Woolf, will resume on October 11th at 8pm in the Bortz Beit Midrash. The shiur will explore the origins of our customs of aveilut, mourning. It is open to all - no background is required. It is a great way to kick start your learning for this year.

Rabbi Leff - will be giving his next shiur at our shul for both men and women on Tuesday 16th October at 8.30pm.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Carlebach - will take place every Shabbat Mevarchim until Pesach in the George Goddard Hall. Please click here for the dates.

Best Wishes to Rachel and Nathan Ginsbury who have left our community and now live in Protea Village, Tel Mond.

Members Observing Yahrzeits - Robert Hodes, Sender Lees, Naomi West, Zvi Rubin, Paula Edery, Isidore Crown, Aubrey Blitz, Philip Klinger, Simon Waingard, Barbara Mazer, Jeanette Moore, Joanna Rosenberg, Serge Morgensztern.

Tarbut Lecture Series - The opening lecture of the Tarbut series of our Shul is on Wednesday 17th October at 8.00pm in the George Goddard Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and hear the interesting story of Aryeh Green’s 1000 kilometre hike of the Israel National Trail and to meet this most energetic personality. There is a small charge of 20 shekels to include refreshments.

25th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik - On Tuesday 23rd October there will be a joint function between Young Israel and the McDonald International Shul to mark the 25th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik commencing at 7.30pm at McDonald  International Shul. Please click here and here for details

Chairman's Notes - For up to date news from the Chairman's desk please click here.

2nd Shacharit Minyan - The second Minyan on Mondays and Thursdays is adjourned until after the Chagim.

Monday Social Club - This is an advance announcement for the next Monday Club which will be on Monday 12th November. Did you have a funny, strange or difficult experience during the early days of your Aliya? Would you be prepared to share your story with others at the November Monday Club afternoon called “A funny thing happened to me when I made Aliya.” If you are willing to take part please contact Dr Mervyn Leviton as soon as possible either in person, via the shul letter box or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday Night Dinner - Advance notice that there will be a Friday Night Dinner on 23rd November arranged by Sandra Rabinowitz.

YINN Ulpan - The Beginners Group of the YINN Ulpan has room for several additional students. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details about the level and the weekly schedule.

Bikur Cholim Group - If you or a family member is ill or in hospital, and would like a visit from one of the members of the Bikur Cholim group of YINN, please contact the Shul office.