WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FRIDAY, 3 JULY 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHIEF RABBI WEBINAR

The Chief Rabbi will be hosting another community-wide webinar this Sunday, 5 July at 4pm. Tune in for an update by Dr Richard Friedland, Q&A with Prof Barry Schoub and Prof Efraim Kramer and guidance on Shiva during lockdown by Rabbi Levi Avtzon and psychologist, Leonard Carr.

SHUL REOPENING

The shul will reopen once it is medically sanctioned to do so. The criteria for this will be once a full week has passed during which the rate of increase in Covid-19 cases decreases on a daily basis for a full week. Once that occurs, shuls will be allowed to reopen under strict operational protocols.

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.

JHB ORDERS

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FAST OF 17th TAMMUZ


Next Thursday, 9th of July is the Fast of 17th Tammuz.

  • Fast begins: 05:42
  • Fast ends: 17:49
THREE WEEKS OF MOURNING

The Three Weeks
from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av are known as “Bein HaMetzarim” (In the Straits). During this period, joy is decreased. One may not marry. While one may get engaged during this time, one may not hold an engagement party. We also avoid buying or wearing new clothes or eating a new fruit so as not to be obliged to recite the Bracha “Shehecheyanu” - except when eating new fruit on Shabbat, or if the fruit will not be available after 9th Av. One does not shave or take haircuts during this period.

DAVENING REMINDERS

SHABBAT 20 JUNE

This week's Parshah is Chukat Balak. Click here to download the weekly Shabbat Shalom Pretoria.

We study Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avot this Shabbat afternoon after Mincha.

Next Thursday, 9th of July is a fast day. Remember to add Selichot for 17th Tammuz.

YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRE-SHABBAT CHILDREN'S SERVICE

Calling all under Bar/Bat Mitzvah children - join us for an exciting Pre-Shabbat Children's Service every Friday afternoon at 3pm until the lockdown is over and we can return to Shul.

Get your parents to arrange a Shabbat treat for you and join us on Zoom by clicking here.

Learn about the Parsha in a fun and exciting way and stand a chance to win a Brooklyn Mall voucher just for participating!

Don't miss out! See you on Zoom!

For more info contact Rabbi Medalie on 072-490-6329.

CHEVRA KADISHA NOTICE

The Chev Office is closed. If needed ,please Contact Elaine On 082-464-2856.

JAFFA NEWS

Click here for the latest Jaffa Covid-19 Update.

Click here to read a letter from Dr. Darren Joseph regarding Anti-body testing, Reinfection, Retesting and De-isolation.

If you would like to join a Tehillim group for Refuah Shelayma for Jaffa residents,  click here.

SERVICES & SHIURIM
NOTE: ALL SERVICES & SHIURIM AT THE PHC HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Click the links below for the following Zoom Shiurim:

DAILY

5:45 - 6:00 pm - Gemora Shiur by Rabbi Fox - Click here to join.

MONDAY

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Ethics of Our Fathers by Rabbi Fox - Click here to join.

8:00 - 8:40 pm - Gemorah Shiur by Rabbi Medalie - Click here to join.

TUESDAY

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Fascinating Jewish history stories by Rabbi Fox - Click here to join.

WEDNESDAY

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Insights into the Parsha by Rabbi Fox - Click here to join.

THURSDAY

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Ladies Torah & Tea with Rebbetzin Fox - Click here for more info.

4:30 - 5:10 pm - Men's Shiur by Rabbi Medalie - Click here to join.

8:00pm - 8:30pm - Living with faith by Rabbi Fox - Click here to join.

8:00pm - 8:40pm - Young Adult's shiur by Rabbi Medalie. Link to be shared weekly.

 
HEBREW BIRTHDAYS ANNIVERSARIES YAHRTZEITS

SHABBAT
Jonathan Wolfson

SUNDAY
Sharne Edelson
Lara Milner
Aviva Fox

MONDAY
Gareth Kumin
Linton Lewis

WEDNESDAY
Chaya Sara Burke
Lauren Edelson
Syd Hack
Richard Hurwitz
Nir Levi

THURSDAY
Steven Brenner
Chen Yohanan

SUNDAY
Wilfred & Russell Joss

TUESDAY
Bernard & Gail Snaid

WEDNESDAY
Errol & Barbara Baron

SHABBAT
Joyce Goodman - Father

SUNDAY
Harvey Saunders - Father
Philip Slimowitz - Father
Bernard Sossen - Aunt

MONDAY
Ethel Brenner - Sister
Shelley Hope - Grandfather
Sandra Sher - Father
Anthony Suskin - Mother
Michael Suskin - Mother
Sharon Yuter - Mother

TUESDAY
Phyllis Glass - Mother
Muriel Kahanovitz - Father
Joe Katzman - Father

WEDNESDAY
Melanie Abrahams Sher - Grandfather
Grace Favis - Mother-in-Law

THURSDAY
Aviva Fox - Mother

FRIDAY
Joe Lurie - Father
Solly Pokroy - Father-in-Law
Barry Sher - Grandmother
Lawrence Sher - Grandmother

 
SHABBAT TIMES
  This
Week
Next
Week
Candle Lighting: 17:10 17:13
Shema (latest): 09:33 09:33
Shkia: 17:29 17:32
Motzei Shabbat: 18:06 18:09

CONDOLENCES

We extend Condolences to:

Linda Karp & Family on the passing of the Late Eddie Karp.

Family & Friends on the passing of the Late Selma Abro.

Pretoria Hebrew Congregation
246 Schroder Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181
Tel: 012 460 7991 Fax: 012 460 5911
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