WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please note, Thursday the 21st of March is a Public Holiday, PHC will not be doing collection in JHB.

The PHC is selling sliced salmon at R 225.00 for 500g and Milly’s Smoked Salmon Trout at R 20.00 per packet.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ROSH CHODESH WOMENS FORUM

Please join us for an evening of fun and learning Israeli Dancing in honour of Adar II - The month of Purim.  All women and girls welcome, Sunday evening, 17th of March @ 19:00.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, Cost R 50, includes refreshments.

FAST OF ESTHER

The Fast of Esther falls on Wednesday, 20th of March. The fast begins at 05:03 and ends at 18:37.  Shacharit will be at 06:30 and Mincha will be at 18:00, followed by Ma’ariv and the reading of the Megillah.

PURIM

Click here for General Laws of Purim

Pretoria
Megillah Reading Times:

Wednesday night, 20th March:
18:45 @ the PHC

Thursday, 21st March:
08:30 @ the PHC (during Shacharit)
10:00 @ Jaffa*
12:30 @ the PHC (before Purim function)

*The community (adults included) is encouraged to attend this reading as it creates a special atmosphere for our Jaffa residents who will greatly appreciate the visit.

Please contact Rabbi Fox directly should you need to arrange a Megillah reading at a different time.

Celebrate Purim In Mexico!

Join us for a Festive Purim Fiesta!
Thursday, 21st March 2019 at the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation. Be entertained by Mentalist Michael Abrahamson, enjoy a delicious braai with Mexican food and drinks, listen to the Megillah and exchange Mishloach Manot at our annual fantastic Purim party. Win cool prizes at the Fancy-Dress competition! Awesome kids' carnival, kids' entertainment and fun for the whole family!

12:30 - Megillah Reading
13:00 - Purim In Mexico

Adults: R90 Kids (6-12): R50 Kids (U6): Free. Don't miss out - RSVP by Monday, 18th of March.



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PESACH NOTICES

If anybody wishes to order sliced salmon trout, Kosher for Passover, please order from the Shul office by NO later than Wednesday 20th of March.

SALE OF CHAMETZ 

It is obligatory to sell all Chametz in one’s possession before Pesach. We are facilitating the selling of Chametz at the shul office. Congregants are welcome to come to the PHC offices and fill out the Beth Din form from 08:30 to 16:00 by no later than Thursday 18th April. Alternatively, fill out the emailed form and fax it to the Beth Din by no later than 08:30 on Thursday 18th April at (011) 640-7528. NB! Should one forget to sell Chametz before Pesach and it remains in one’s ownership and possession, it becomes prohibited for any Jew to consume even after Pesach. 
SHIURIM

SHABBAT 16 MARCH

    Shabbat Morning
  • 08:30 - Rabbi Medalie will give a Shiur in the Beit Midrash.
    After the Brocha
  • Rabbi Medalie will give a Young Adults Shiur in the Library.

SUNDAY 17 MARCH

  • 07:30 - Shiur with Rabbi Burke on the classic book: “Duties of the Heart” in the small Shul.

MONDAY 18 MARCH

  • 09:30 - No Ladies’ Shiur.
  • 20:00 - 21:00: Kollel Program:
    • No Shiur with Rabbi Fox.
    • Gemorrah Shiur with Rabbi Medalie.
    • Ladies' Shiur with Marion Dworcan.
TUESDAY 19 MARCH
  • 09:30 - Ladies’ Shiur with Rabbi Kesselman in the Wapnick Centre.
  • 18:30 - 19:30: Yiddish reading at Jaffa by Oscar Sher and Mark Gordon.
WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH - FAST OF ESTHER
  • 13:00 - Shiur with Rabbi Fox in the Wapnick Centre.
  • 20:00 - No Ladies’ Shiur with Efrat Sher.
THURSDAY 21 MARCH - PURIM AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY
  • 17:00 - No Men's Shiur with Rabbi Medalie.
 
HEBREW BIRTHDAYS ANNIVERSARIES YAHRTZEITS

SHABBAT
Linda Karp

MONDAY
Patricia Goodman
Sharon Kumin

WEDNESDAY
Jolene Harris
Janet Kobrin

THURSDAY
Philene Lewkowicz
Dorothy Smith

FRIDAY
Vicki Hurwitz

WEDNESDAY
Harvey & Jenny Saunders

SUNDAY
Henry Sher - Mother

WEDNESDAY
Anette Fine - Mother

 
SHABBAT TIMES
  This
Week
Next
Week
Candle Lighting: 18:06 17:58
Shema (latest): 09:12 09:13
Shkia: 18:23 18:16
Motzei Shabbat: 18:57 18:50
TIMES OF SERVICES
FRIDAY EVENING
Mincha: 18:00
Kabbalat Shabbat: After
Mincha
Childrens' Service: 18:15
SHABBAT DAY
Shacharit: 09:00
Childrens' Service: 10:30
Mincha: 17:45
WEEKDAYS
  Shacharit

Sunday &
Public Holidays:

08:00
Mon - Fri: 06:30
  Mincha
Sun - Thur: 18:00

MAZAL TOVS

We would like to wish Mazaltov to:

Rabbi Shmuli Karp & Chanie Raskin on their upcoming marriage in New York.

CONDOLENCES

We would like to wish Condolences to:

Rabbi Kesselman & Family on the passing of his Late father, in Israel.

Pretoria Hebrew Congregation
246 Schroder Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181
Tel: 012 460 7991 Fax: 012 460 5911
email: phcreception@lantic.net
www.phc.co.za