Please inform the office if you know of someone in the hospital.
Please note the PHC offices will be closing at 1:00pm on Friday 18th September, Erev Rosh Hashana.
HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES 5781 / 2020
In order to assist us in planning for the High Holy Day services under Covid, please complete the online form for each family member as a matter of urgency. Please note, that your responses are vitally important to allow us to appropriately prepare and ensure a safe environment for all those attending services.
YIZKOR BOOKLET 2020 / 5781
We appeal to all congregants to please complete the online form below for the Yizkor booklet for this year even if your requirements have not changed since last year. Please complete this form by Wednesday, 16 September 2020. For your convenience we have included a link to last year's Yizkor Booklet.
Click here to complete the form.
HIGH HOLIDAYS INFORMATION & TISHREI GUIDE
Please click on the link below to download a soft copy of the guide. They will be available in print from the PHC office next week.
TISHREI GUIDE 5781 / 2020
We begin reciting Selichot at on Motzei Shabbat, Saturday night 12th September
The Chief Rabbi has managed to get dispensation to attend, despite the curfew. Please contact the shul office to receive a copy of the letter provided by the Chief Rabbi, which you would have to show police if pulled over.
On all other days Selichot Services will commence at the regular Shacharit time. Please note: Thursday 24th September (Public holiday/Heritage Day) at 08:00.
ANNULMENT OF VOWS
On Friday 18th September there is the custom of annulling one’s vows. It can be found in the Complete Artscroll Siddur on page 762, or in most Rosh Hashana Machzors.
This custom will be done following Shacharit on Friday 18th September.
Please apply at the Shul Office for a parking permit over the High Holidays. Cars without a permit will not be allowed into the Shul grounds.
Please Note! Parking permits simply allow you to leave your car on the shul grounds for the duration of Yom Tov. During Yom Tov itself the CSO will not allow cars in or out of the Shul grounds.
There will be a limited amount of reserved parking bays close to the Shul’s entrance for those that cannot walk far distances or make use of wheelchairs. Please contact the Shul office to make a reservation.
Please finalise the details & collection of your permit or reserved parking bay by Monday 14th September.
We only blow the Shofar on Sunday 20th September, second day Rosh Hashanah, we are trying to finalise venues & times of public blowings for members to attend. Please check announcements for details.
On Sunday 20th September, second day Rosh Hashanah, we will be doing the ceremony of Tashlich following Mincha (not later than 18:03) at the Shul by the fish pond. (please see below regarding this custom under Covid restrictions).
Though Tashlich is traditionally done the first day of Rosh Hashana, this year, due to Shabbat, it is done on the second day of Rosh Hashana. However, due to Covid and to ensure social distancing, Tashlich can be done all the way until Erev Yom Kippur. We recommend people come in their own time, when there will be fewer people at shul.
FAST OF GEDALIAH
Monday 21st September is the Fast of Gedaliah. It is a day fast which begins at 04:49 and ends at 18:21. Shacharit will at 06:30, Mincha in the evening will be at 17:45.
LULAV & ETROG
Lulav & Etrog orders with the PHC are closed. Should you wish to order, please contact the Etrog Centre on 083-333-4871.
Please place your Schach orders with the PHC Office by Monday 14th of September, as we have to determine quantities for our new suppliers, Cost: R15 per branch and R25 delivery fee.
Formal minyanim have resumed at regular Minyan times (See Times Of Services Section). According to government regulations, a religious service is allowed a maximum of 50 people, depending on physical space. We have met with Professor Kramer who has indicated to us how we can safely accommodate that number in the Brocha area, which is where we are Davening currently for sanitation purposes. Protocols have been put in place and are available online by clicking here. Protocols must be adhered to by everyone at all times. We are daveningin the brocha room.
To book to come to Minyanim, please apply online by clicking here. If you are unable to do so online, please call the PHC office to book.
PHC OFFICES OPEN
The PHC offices are open under strict regulations from 9am - 3pm Mon to Thur and 9am - 1pm on Fridays. Any services you require or queries you have that can be dealt with via email or over the phone, should be done so. If you need to visit the office, please remember to wear a mask and observe all sanitation protocols that have been put in place. The security guard will record your temperature and keep a log of everyone entering the campus for possible contact tracing requirements. Please do not visit the PHC if you have any Covid-19 symptoms.
Please note in the event of load shedding, the PHC switchboard & telephones will not work, please phone or whatsapp Dan Sher on 083-359-1460.
Johannesburg orders are being picked up by the shul drivers on Thursdays. Delivery to your home can be arranged through the office. Please inform the office by Wednesday 3pm of the orders you have placed.
Please note the PHC will not be doing collections, or sending a driver, to JHB on Thursday, the 24th of September, due to the Public Holiday.