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14 November 2014 – 21 Cheshvan
NEWSLETTER NO. 34/14
MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ROSH YESHIVA
DARKENU PARSHAT CHAYEI SARAH
“DARKENU” – The Yeshiva Way!
Did you meet my Zaida or Bobba????
It is certainly puzzling when, in spite of parents having done �everything right’, a child rebels (chas v”sh); it is
equally enigmatic when, despite the child’s exposure to every violence and immorality, somehow a fine upstanding
citizen emerges.
Rivka did not have Lot’s advantages – she grew up far from the rarified atmosphere of the Home of Avraham,
which exerted a pull and upward force beyond the simply verbal. You almost could not help learning to look after
the underdog, indeed even at personal risk, in that home.
Rivka grew up in the house of the evil man Besuel and her brother, the conniving Lavan – one of the most
deceitful people in history.
Perhaps an essential key to understanding our children is to look sometimes beyond our four cubits. There are
zaidas and bobbas, there are generations who we did not even know. There are uncles and aunts. There is a
veritable �shtetl’ in our homes.
The Chinuch crucible is not just the measurable in our homes. It depends on the variables of generations long
gone and continents never visited.
Possibly that is why the Torah registers the birth of Rivka immediately preceding the death of Sarah. Perhaps that
is why Yitzchak brings Rivka, his wife to be, into his mother’s tent. Immediately the miracles that occurred for his
mother, occurred for Rivka. Perhaps this is all an indication that it takes a shtetl to raise a child. It takes a history
as old and as wide as the world itself.
Perhaps this opens a new page in Chinuch challenges. Perhaps we are not always our most kind and patient and
uplifted selves; indeed sometimes we might even struggle with our morality. However, there is no doubt an
Avraham somewhere in the family who is davening passionately for all his family.
We would do well to incorporate within our Chinuch and family vision all the refined, noble, just and pious people
that populate our family tree and our relationships. We don’t, and we should not, fight alone.
Good Shabbos
Rabbi Avraham Tanzer
Rosh Yeshiva
Dads, For An Inspiring Uplifting
Tefillah.
Please join our Davening each
morning
Mesivta 06:45
Tichon 07:30
A L L W E L C O M E.
SHABBAT TIMES
Candle Lighting: 6.15
Shabbat ends:
7.07
CONTENTS
MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ROSH YESHIVA
1
MISSION STATEMENT OF YESHIVA COLLEGE
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MENAHEL'S MICHTAV
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MENAHELET'S MEMO
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COUNSELLORS' CORNER
10
Y C SPORTS BUZZ
12
YESHIVA COLLEGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL (Includes Playschool)
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ADVERTISING AND CLASSIFIEDS
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CLASSIFIEDS
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MISSION STATEMENT OF YESHIVA COLLEGE
To create a nurturing environment in which the Yeshiva partners with parents to provide excellence in
Torah Chinuch (education) and General Studies, in order to prepare children for life and its responsibilities
as Torah Jews, with values in line with the core values of our school.
CORE VALUES OF YESHIVA COLLEGE
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Ahavat Hashem – nurturing a meaningful relationship with Hashem.
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Commitment to Halacha – striving to live according to Torah values.
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Talmud Torah – pursuit of Torah learning.
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Derech Eretz – approaching all endeavours with responsibility and integrity.
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Gemillut Chassadim – respect, sensitivity, tolerance and concern for individuals and
community. A social responsibility towards society.
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Love of Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) and appreciation of the State of Israel.
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MENAHEL’S MICHTAV
In one of our break-time shiurim this week Gabi Herring asked a “worthy of a Barmi Parshah” (mazal tov
for Shabbat!!!) question that lead to us exploring the meaning behind the Midrash that Sarah died of fright
when she heard what Avraham was attempting to do to Yizchak on Har Hamoriyah at the end of last
week’s Parshah. We explored how Avraham & Sarah were a perfect unit. They received new names at
the same time. Hashem united them (& all of us as a result!) in the first brit-covenant carried out on 8-day
old Yitzchak their son. When Sarah dies in this week’s Parshah Avraham continues to live for a further 38
years. We’d expect to hear about great things he does over this extensive period of time – yet all we hear
of is his efforts to ensure Yitzchak finds a wife – and then he marries Keturah and disappears into
obscurity! Perhaps what the Midrash highlights is the incredible “nisayon” (test of faith) of Akeidat Yitzchak
was just as much part of Sarah’s challenge as it was Avraham’s (and maybe more!!!).
Avraham eulogises Sarah at the beginning of the Parshah. What did he say? Well, according to the
above thesis, whatever praise we would give Avraham belongs equally to Sarah – so the following idea
would most certainly have been appropriate! As I mentioned in the Sichah last Friday – it is more
important to develop ourselves through many small mitzvoth rather that one huge event of faith. This is
how the Rambam interpreted the Mishnah in Avot that states: “it all depends on multiple good deeds”. It is
also the idea the Gemara in Yuma teaches that the path to walk in front of Hashem is the market place –
the daily almost mundane repetitive experiences of life – doing lots of small good deeds in the course of
life! This was why the chessed Avraham displayed at the beginning of last week’s Parshah should be
more of a daily focus than the heroic Akeidah at the end of the Parshah! It was this type of ongoing
chessed that typified Sarah!
We had the most incredible Akeidah-type (in a sense) experience when we hosted the Selwyn Eagles last
week. We certainly lived by the iCare motto – but what is more important is that we take our queue from
this wonderful experience and we embrace the new
motto of iLead – this should lead us to daily acts of
chessed as we develop our personalities as Bnei
Torah! And as I committed to last week, here is the
bumper issue of photos’s… (Shkoyach to Shane
Serebro for the expert photography!)
Our Grade 7 students welcome the
“Eagles” to our grounds – shkoyach
Grade 7 for all your efforts!!!
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Captains Gil & Gilad shake hands with Sports-commentator Shmuli in the background…
Official combined team photo before the match
The eagles have landed!!!
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And now for some actions shots…
Hey Mandla – who said you could play for YC??? (Cool goal nevertheless!)
Absolute control…
With the final score line YC 3, the Eagles 4, the true winners (if you think about it) were all of us
here at YC!!! (Think about it…)
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Inclement weather or not – you won’t stop
the Grade 9’s from their favourite “onebounce” pastime… even if it means using
a brolly or two!
Here is a shot from last Friday’s guest speaker
Ari Schonbrun who relived with us the crazy
string of miracles that enabled him to defy death
when escaped from the burning Twin Towers of
9/11. As Ari mentioned, he wrote the full story of
his amazing miraculous experience in book form
“Miracles & Fate on 78” and is also available in
digital
form
on
his
website
www.AriSchonbrun.com .
Finally – our Grade 7 students enjoy some sweet fruits of their early morning labour that led to the
completion of Massechet Brachot in Mishnah shiur. Shkoyach Reb Moskowitz and talmidim – may you
merit to complete many more massechtot!!!
Continued Hatzlachah Rabbah to Matrics and Grade 11’s with exams!
Shabbat Sha-lom,
Ilan Raanan
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YESHIVA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
MENAHELET’S MEMO
It has been a difficult week for Am Yisrael with the terrible terrorist attacks in Israel. On Monday, two
Israelis were murdered in separate attacks. Almog Shiloni z”l was killed by a Tel-Aviv train station and
Dahlia Lemkus z”l while waiting for a bus in Gush-Etzion. In Israel, when people have suffered a tragedy
we say “mishtatfim betzarah” - we try in some way to feel some of their pain and participate in their
mourning. We discussed after Davening, that when there is darkness in the world, we need to add more
light. Each of us needs to do more good in the world to compensate for the terrible loss and darkness
experienced by the families of Almog and Dahlia, as well as all the recent victim of terror.
To this end, our Israeli Madrichot, Tal and Chana ran a beautiful Challa baking activity.
The girls lit candles and said special tefillot for the welfare of Am Yisrael and then baked delicious looking
challot.
As the year winds to a close, we are focusing on our end of year siyum. Please see the inviation at the
end of this memo. We encourage all girls to participate and invite their female relatives to join us.
A very special mazeltov to Liat Shear. Liat won the the Apple in Education Competition 2014 with her
entry: “Shapes of our World Category“. There were over 500 entries into the competition! Not only was
Liat’s presentation an incredible display of talent, it reflected her pride in being Jewish and her love of her
community. Thank you Liat for your wonderful achievement and for giving us so much nachas!
In other achievements, I want to congratulate all the students who participated in Concour and the Osrin
school of Dancing show. A special mention to Eliana Lewus and Ami Selikson for participating in the
Acrobatics Festival.
Finally, a very happy birthday to Galia Ronthal, Shevi Hendler and Sassie Weinberg.
Wishing you all a wonderful Shabbos!
CHANA MEIRA KATZ
Menahelet
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COUNSELLORS’ CORNER
DON’T STRESS!!!
iLead – Leaders have better skills to manage stress
Part of helping your child to prepare for exams and tests is showing them how to deal with stress and
anxiety. Gordon Smith, from a mental literacy organisation in Durban, says in a test situation, stress can
affect your child’s ability to think clearly or impair their memory.
Try these tips to ensure they don’t stress too much before a test:
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Eat well: Make sure your child has a healthy diet, with a variety of fruit, vegetables and proteins.
Exercise: Children who exercise three to four times a week should be more receptive to
learning, so make sure they fit in some exercise while studying.
Good study habits: By helping them develop good study habits, they will learn the material
better and be less anxious in the exam room. Children should prioritise what they should study
by finding out which sections are more important. Help them draw up a good study timetable
and stick to it. They shouldn’t leave studying to the last minute.
Be prepared: get your child to check with his teacher about what test is on what day and at what
time.
Be organised: Create a comfortable study area, with everything they need, including the
necessary notes and books.
Open communication: Encourage your child to talk to you about any concerns or fears they may
have. If your child shows abnormal stress levels, talk to the teacher and work together to reduce
this tension.
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Make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
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Pack stationery and necessary items (like a calculator) the night before.
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Give them a good breakfast that morning.
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If the test is first thing, leave a little earlier to avoid any heavy traffic.
Discourage your children from discussing what they have learnt with friends before the test, as
this may create more anxiety.
Remind your child to pace herself: If the test is an hour long, and worth 60 marks, there is a
minute for each mark.
http://www.childmag.co.za/content/stress-tips
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Y C SPORTS BUZZ
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents
I am sure you are all as busy as us at school as we rapidly approach the end of the year.
On Wednesday night we hosted our annual Grade 1 concert entitled � I am me”. It was a celebration of
what the children have achieved over the year. It was an evening of nachas for the parents, for as we all
know the beginning of Grade 1 holds a lot of nerves and anxiety. I thank the Grade 1 teachers and Morah
Jenny for a truly memorable occasion and for making the event an evening filled with joy. A big Yishar
Koach to Morah Bender for writing a script that was meaningful and appropriate for the children.
I thought that I would share an inspirational poem that I read.
FAITH AND COURAGE IN LIFE
In life there are people that will hurt us and cause us pain,
but we must learn to forgive and forget and not hold grudges.
In life there are mistakes we will make,
but we must learn from our wrongs and grow from them.
In life there are regrets we will have to live with,
but we must learn to leave the past behind and realize it is something
we can't change.
In life there are people we will lose forever and can't have back,
but we must learn to let go and move on.
In life there are going to be obstacles that will cause interference,
but we must learn to overcome these challenges and grow stronger.
In life there are fears that will hold us back from what we want,
but we must learn to fight them with the courage from within.
G-d holds our lives in his hands. He holds the key to our future.
Only he knows our fate.
He see's everything and knows everything.
Everything in life really does happen for a reason: "G-d's Reason".
Shabbat Shalom
Joseph Beer
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Cont.)
PRINCIPAL
As you know, parents are expected to participate in the protection of our children at school. By doing CSO duty
you help contribute to achieving a high level of protection for our children at school. All that is expected of you is
to keep your eyes and ears open, and to be aware of anything suspicious. Your attendance and punctuality is
vital.
Please report for security duty on the day allocated at 7.10 am at the main entrance, Long Ave. Duty ends 7.45
am.
If you are unable to do the allocated shift, it is your responsibility to swap your shift with another parent. Please
inform Mark Finkelstein on (082 808 8632) of the change or contact him should you have any queries.
17 – 21 November 2014 - 7.10 am
Monday
17.11.14
Names
Tuesday
18.11.14
Names
Wednesday
19.11.14
Names
Thursday
20.11.14
Name
Friday
21.11.14
Names
Romberg, Danielle
Ross, Joshua
Rothbart, Kira
Sack, Jayda
Segal, Joshua
Shapiro, Adam
Veffer, Mia
Abrams, Liah
Bome, Noa
Diamond, Shayna
Fransman, Daniel
Friedland, Ariella
Glicksberg, Yehudai
Gluch, Anja
Goldberg, Jake
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PLEASE CALL BEFOREHAND TO
ARRANGE A TIME
Contact Melanie: 011 440-1906/082 462-7713
PRICE LIST
Jersey
Girl’s Skirt
Girl’s Shirt
White Shirt (with or without badge)
Sport Skirt
Sport Shirt
Sport Shorts
Sport Caps (with Yeshiva logo)
Swimming Costumes
Tzitzit (not pasul)
Raincoat
Thick Rain Jacket
Grey Pants
Shoes
Blazers
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10.00
10.00
15.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
5.00
10.00
5.00
10.00
10.00
15.00
10.00
10.00
75 00
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents
This week saw the start, in the Nursery School, of our exciting Pro-Social Skills programme.
Ilanit Gerson, who presented the parents' talk a few weeks ago, introduced the programme to the Younger
Group (4s unit).
To the delight of the children, Eli the Empathy Man and Esti the Empathy Girl were brought into the
classrooms, with each class having its own session.
Together with the teachers, Ilanit told the children a story of how Eli learned that he did not have to listen to
Esti even though she is his friend.
Through the very effective medium of storytelling, the children learned that, although they can choose to
listen to their friends, they can also choose NOT to listen or follow.
Learning to say, "You are not my boss" (in a nice voice!) and understanding that they are allowed to make
their own choices were the two important life lessons communicated in the sessions.
Reinforcement of these concepts can take place at home through discussion and the presenting of
relevant scenarios.
In terms of the programme, too, the "Yossi and Laibel"
series of books, usually available at the Chabad and
Kollel bookshops, is a wonderful series to read with
your children.
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL (cont).
PRINCIPAL
The Middle Group (5s unit) will have their first session next week Thursday, presented in a manner
appropriate for their age.
Discussion is under way to possibly introduce the programme into the Playschool next year.
As discussed at the meeting, Yohni Spruch will continue with her Social/Life Skills programme with the
Grade Rs.
REMINDER: MAIDS' DAY: THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER
We have had the most amazing response to what is surely one of the nicest events on our calendar Maids' Day!
Please ensure all bookings have been paid. No tickets will be available at the door.
MAZALTOV to Morah Julie and Simeon Kahan and family on the birth of a
precious daughter.
Have a lovely and, hopefully, sunny weekend!
SHABBAT SHALOM.
Ruth Kirkel
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YESHIVA COLLEGE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL (cont).
PRINCIPAL
Please take note of the security duties for the week commencing 17.11.2014. Your attendance and punctuality is vital.
If you are unable to do your allocated shift, it is your responsibility to swap your shift with another parent. Please inform
Mark Finkelstein on 082 808-8632 of the change, or contact him should you have any queries.
PLAYSCHOOL SECURITY ROSTER
MORNING SHIFT
07h45 – 08h30
DATE
Monday 17 November
David Greenstein
Tuesday 18 November
Mikayla Leslie
Wednesday 19 November
Kayla Levy
Thursday 20 November
Aliyah Norton
Friday 21 November
Raphael Onay
PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL SECURITY DUTIES
DATE
MORNING SHIFT
07h45 – 08h30
AFTERNOON SHIFT
12h20 – 13h00
Eliana Felsher
Rachel Kirkel
Eitan Ehrlich
Gavriel Zagey
Shoshana Krasner
Ma’ayan Saltzman
Nava Froom
Talia Resnik
Orit Leor-Lever
Gilad Ancer
Seth Silver
Tal-Or Lachmi
Yonatan Bricker
Channah Lewis
Aharon Glass
Cole Matthews
Aliza Rogoff
Ayala Zagey
Sara Urison
Liora Bolel
Monday 17 November
Tuesday 18 November
Wednesday 19 November
Thursday 20 November
Friday 21 November
* On a Friday the Afternoon Shift begins at 12h00 and ends at 12h30
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FEED A GUARD
1.
The Feed a Guard programme has been functioning for six years now thanks to the participation members of the
Yeshiva campus (shuls and schools). The security guards who look after our campus throughout the night while we
are snuggled in our warm cosy beds are deeply grateful for the hot meal they received nightly.
I am now looking for volunteers to assist us with continuing this project for next year.
Can you make supper for 3 security
guards one night every second month?
If you can please email me so I can include you on the roster.
If you are not going away at the end of
the year, can you help do a meal while
most of our volunteers are away?
Many thanks
WENDY KAHN [email protected] .
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ADVERTISING AND CLASSIFIEDS
FOR NEWSLETTER ADVERTISEMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT SHIRLEY SAACKS AT
YESHIVA COLLEGE. TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011) 640-3111 - OR EMAIL SHIRLEY AT:
[email protected]
THE NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE
IN HARD COPY (limited amounts) EVERY FRIDAY DURING TERM TIME.
THE D E A D L I N E FOR INSERTIONS AND ADS IS 4 P M ON
T U E S D A Y S.
THE COST IS AS FOLLOWS:
Classified Ad = R100
ВЅ Page = R200, Full page = R320
N.B. IF THERE IS NO PAYMENT IN ADVANCE -- THERE WILL
BE NO ADVERT
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We must not only give what we have; we must also
give what we are. (Desire Joseph Mercier)
1.
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BABY, TODDLER, KIDS AND MOMMY STORE OPEN
FAIRMOUNT (behind Genesis centre)
Call Toni - 084 604 1994 or email – [email protected]
“Just what the neighbourhood needs”
Clothes from birth to 12 years old, boys and girls
Educational toys and games
Class gifts
Books
Nursery DГ©cor
Furniture
Gift Hampers
Personalised gifts
Banana Brushes – teethers,
Sunhats, umbrellas, rain ponchos
Stockists of:
Precioux clothing
Aden & Anais
Havaianas
Sophie
Carters
Melissa and Doug
Djeco
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CLASSIFIEDS
A member of the Jewish Community needs a kidney transplant.
Blood Group O
If you would consider this great mitzvah of donating a kidney
Please contact: Dr Robert Odes
Email: [email protected]
Or: sms 082 391-5062
BOOK COVERING SERVICE
I will take the hassle out of covering your children's school
books for next year. Contact 082 775-8900
Calling all runners! Join the South African contingent to the Jerusalem Marathon in
March 2015 organised by ORT SA, Mizrachi and the SAZF. Amazing fun, amazing
training with Comrades winner, full Jerusalem programme. Call Mizrachi 011- 485 3624
or sign up:www.unitychallenge.co.za.
TIMESHARE TO LET - UMHLANGA
Fully serviced self-catering Timeshare. La Lucia Sands – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
6 sleeper. Great swimming pool, tennis court and sauna. On the beach and close to all
amenities. We have available the following weeks and combinations:
In on 1st – out on 8 December 2014 – R7 500 (7 nights)
In on 8th – out on 16 December 2014 – R10 500 (8 nights)
CALL: MICHELLE on 011 767-0136 / 083 327-3263 or reply to: [email protected]
CABANA BEACH-R7000.00
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PHONE-RON 082-827-9027
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Qualified PA looking for employment. Has many years of experience as a
Doctor’s receptionist and school administration. Excellent typing skills.
Happy to do secretarial work too. Available to commence work immediately.
Please contact Paula on 082-707 8615
GLENHAZEL MIKVEH
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Keilim Mikveh:
Keilim Mikveh times – in order to protect the privacy of women using
the main Mikveh, please observe that the open times are strictly from
8:30 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure that vessels are toivelled in the proper
manner, please remove all stickers before immersing .
Ladies Tvilah Times
Please note that the Mikveh is open from ВЅ hour before tvilah time
and closes 1ВЅ hours thereafter. If you intend to prepare at the
Mikveh, come at least ВЅ hour before closing time. If you are running
late, call the Mikveh on 011 485-1555 and the attendant will gladly wait
for you.
Enquiries and Bookings:
Please book appointments for Friday evenings and
Yom Tov (preferably 2 days in advance)
Contact GLYNNIS SKLAR on 082 926-0965.
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YESHIVA COLLEGE SHUL
Include your Shul in celebrating your s’machot.
Sponsor a Kiddush
Sponsor the Newsletter
Phone Beverley on (011) 640 3111 if you have an engagement, wedding, birthday,
family birth, Barmitzvah or anything else worthy of a le’chaim.
Do we really need an excuse for a party!!
WEEKLY SHIURIM BY RABBI TANZER
Gemara Shiur
Masechet Megilla
Every Tuesday
Parsha of the Week
Shabbat morning
11.15
________________
Pirkei Avot
Every Thursday
(Ladies only)
10:30
19:30
Main Shul
Sunday Morning
FOOD FOR BODY
AND SOUL
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