WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FRIDAY, 5 MARCH 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHABBAT BROCHAS

Brochas resume this week after the Shacharit Service. Please note all health precautions will be followed to make it as safe as possible.

DAILY MINYANIM

Daily Minyanim continue at regular Minyan times (See Times Of Services Section). According to current government regulations, religious services are allowed a maximum of 100 people, depending on physical space.  Protocols have been put in place and are available online by clicking here. Protocols must be adhered to by everyone at all times.

To book to come to Minyanim, please use the following links. If you are unable to do so online, please call the PHC office to book.

For Weekday services bookings click here.

For Shabbat services bookings click here.

Please note, children under Bar or Bat Mitzva are now allowed to attend shul at this time.

If anyone knows if there is someone sick in hospital, please contact the office.

PHC TELEPHONE LINES

Please note in the event of load shedding, the PHC switchboard (012-460-7991) will not work. In this event, please use the PHC’s old Fax Number (012-460-5911) to contact the office. Please note that this line can only reach reception. Please note: Due to Telkom phasing out copper lines, the PHC no longer has a fax line. Please use email instead.

PESACH NOTICES

SALE OF CHOMETZ

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 (click here to download) from 09:30 to 15:00 by no later than Wednesday 24th March or email the completed form back to the PHC.
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. 

MATZA DRIVE

The PHC is wishing to distribute a piece of Shmurah Matza to members for the Seder. This will be done on a pre-ordered basis only. The cost of a piece of Matza is TBA.  Please contact the office to place your order, all orders must be in by Tuesday 16th March.

HAGALAT KEILIM

Hagalat Keilim, Kashering of utensils for Pesach, will take place at the Shul office on Tuesday 23rd March, from 11:00 to 15:00.
Due to Corona this will be by appointment only.  Appointments will be for half an hour slots.  Please contact the office to make an appointment.

Please ensure that the items being koshered are clean and have not been used for at least 24 hours

BETH DIN PESACH NOTICE

Please click here for the Beth Din Pesach Green List.

ARCADIA CHILDREN'S HOME

Aviva Fox is collecting donations for Arcadia Children's home, to buy new clothing for Yom Tov, please could donations be cash & given to Aviva by Tuesday 16th March.

DAVENING REMINDERS

SHABBAT 5 MARCH

This week's Parshah is Ki Tisa. It is also Parshat Parah, the third of the four special portions read at this time of year.

Please click here to download the Shabbat Shalom Pretoria for this week.

YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN SERVICES RESUME

We are so excited to welcome the children under Bar / Bat Mitzvah back to Shul!

For now, there will only be a Children's Service on Shabbat mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am. All children attending must wear a mask and follow the Covid-19 protocols. Refreshments will be served and the raffles continue!

Please complete the Minyan booking form above for every member of your family that will be attending shul.

This will replace the Friday Afternoon Zoom Children's Service. Thanks to all of you who participated!

Please Note: Any children not attending Children's Service must be supervised by a parent at all times!

CHEVRA KADISHA

Special General Meeting to be held via Zoom, on Wednesday, 10th March, at 19:00.
The Meeting ID and Passcode will be given 7 days beforehand.

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

YOM HASHOAH CEREMONY

Send us the names of any family members you lost in the Holocaust and we will include them in our online Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Please include their full name, city of birth as well as the year they were born and died, if you have these details.
Send your names to yomhashoah2021@gmail.com
#WeRemember
Yom Hashoah (Details to follow)
Friday, 9th April 2021 at 12:00

BETH DIN NOTICES

Gaby’s Earth Foods Yoghurt Dates, Yoghurt Peanuts, and Chocolate Peanuts incorrectly bear the kosher logo, however, these are NOT kosher certified and should not be used.  The company apologises for the error and has placed stickers over the kosher logo going forward.

Kellogg’s Cocoa Pops Moon & Stars incorrectly bears the kosher logo, however, they are not kosher certified.  The company apologises for the labelling error and have covered the Kosher logo with a sticker for all future stock that will be sent to the stores. There is some stock in the market that does not have a sticker covering the Kosher logo and it should not be used. We are working with the company to possibly certify the product.
SHIURIM
SHIURIM CONTINUE ONLINE.

Click the links below for the following Zoom Shiurim.

SUNDAY


8:00 - 8:30 pm - Acquire Tools For Life from Pirkei Avot by Rabbi Fox. Click here to join.

MONDAY

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Great Jewish personalities 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 - Pesach preparation 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

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Ladies Torah & Tea with Rebbetzin Fox - Click here to join.

5:00 - 5:40 pm - Men's Shiur by Rabbi Medalie - Click here to join.

8:00pm - 8:30pm - Q & A with Rabbi Fox (Informal Chassidic Farbrengen). Click here to join.

 
HEBREW BIRTHDAYS ANNIVERSARIES YAHRTZEITS

SHABBAT
Mendy Ainsworth

MONDAY
Chanan Falkson
Hirsch Jocum

TUESDAY
Jeanette Durbach

WEDNESDAY
Ariella Harris
Rocky Ainsworth

THURSDAY
Samara Grunberg
Maish Stein
Dennis Solomon

FRIDAY
Faye Zlotnick

SUNDAY
Herman & Hermione Schapiro

FRIDAY
Lance & Mandy Terner

SHABBAT
Lorna Falkson - Mother
Gabriel Falkson - Molly Gaddin
Davina Gaddin-Xenofontos - Mother
Sonia Gordon - Sister
Avigail Kaplan - Father
Henry Seligmann - Mother

SUNDAY
Lockie Feinblum - Father
Avril Gerber - Mother
Maureen Gewer - Mother
Linda Karp - Father
Zynette Katz - Mother
Philene Lewkowitz - Mother
Mark Isaacs - Mother
Ian Smith - Mother
Keith Smith - Mother

MONDAY
Ray Dorfan - Father
Mark Isaacs - Sister
Beryl Katz - Mother-in-Law

TUESDAY
Melanie Abrahams-Sher - Grandmother
Ronit Sher - Mother
Leon Spungin - Faye Lurie
Faye Zlotnick - Daughter

WEDNESDAY
Syd Hack - Brother
Audrey Klein - Father-in-Law
Maureen Shankman - Father

THURSDAY
Harvey Saunders - Mother

FRIDAY
Moira Brauer - Mother
Martin Ettin - Mother

 
SHABBAT TIMES
  This
Week
Next
Week
Candle Lighting: 18:15 18:08*
Shema (latest): 09:11 09:12
Shkia: 18:33 18:26
Motzei Shabbat: 19:07 19:00
TIMES OF SERVICES
FRIDAY EVENING
Mincha: 18:00
Kabbalat Shabbat: After
Mincha
Childrens' Service: N/A
SHABBAT DAY
Shacharit: 09:00
Childrens' Service: N/A
Mincha: 18:20**
WEEKDAYS
  Shacharit

Sunday &
Public Holidays:

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

*From next Shabbat 13th of March, Shabbat Day Mincha is 17:45.

**PLEASE NOTE FROM NEXT SHABBAT CANDLE LIGHTING TIME IS EARLIER THAN 18:15.
CONDOLENCES

We extend Condolences to:

Sean Lurie & Family on the passing of his father, the Late Joe Lurie.

UNVEILINGS

The unveilings of the following tombstones will take place on Sunday, 7th of March at the Rebecca Street Cemetery at the times indicated:

10:00 - Late Oscar Solly Sher & Late Lucille Sher

10:30 - Late Michael Louis Resnick

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