Archive for October, 2017

From The Rabbi – Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah and Parshat Bereishit

As we enter the grand finale of the exciting and spiritually uplifting, festival-filled month of Tishrei, our sages emphasize that, whatever we are able to achieve during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur through Teshuvah and fasting, we can reach even higher through the joy and celebration of these next 48 hours, and we are able to access and draw down from on high  “bucket loads” of blessings for the entire year. So, let’s make this Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah a most memorable and and enriching experience for young and old and fill our “buckets” to the brim.

It was a real Nachas to welcome so many of our members, their families, and visitors from all over the world over the High Holidays. We extend our deep thanks and sincere appreciation to Rabbi’s Shmuli & Levi  Rosenbaum, and Mordi Slavin for their great assistance in leading the services.

We extend our hearty Mazal Tov to Nat & Claire Trieger, and Jared and Mandy Kaplan and their families, for having accepted the great honor of Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshit, respectively.

Please see information below regarding the next few days and the global Shabbat Project which is building momentum throughout the world, and we look forward to an amazing action-filled next couple of weeks, with participation from you and your loved ones and we look forward to welcoming you at the Brisbane Synagogue over these exciting services and celebrations.

Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Levi and Dvorah Jaffe

Shabbat and Festival Times

Fri  Nov 2nd: Light Candles 5.49pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 3rd 6.45pm

Fri  Nov 9th: Light Candles 5.54pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 10th 6.50pm

Fri  Nov 16th: Light Candles 5.59pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 17th 6.56pm

Fri  Nov 23rd: Light Candles 6.05pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 24th 7.02pm

Fri  Nov 30th: Light Candles 6.10pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 1st 7.08pm

Sun 2nd Chanukah 1st night: Light candles after nightfall (6.58pm)

Fri  Dec 7th: Light Candles 6.16pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 8th 7.14pm

Sun 9th Chanukah last night: Light candles after nightfall (6.58pm)

Fri  Dec 14th: Light Candles 6.20pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 15th 7.19pm

Fri  Dec 21st: Light Candles 6.24pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 22nd 7.23pm

Fri  Dec 28th: Light Candles 6.27pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 29th 7.25pm

Fri  Jan 4th: Light Candles 6.29pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 5th 7.27pm

Fri  Jan 11th: Light Candles 6.30pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 12th 7.27pm

Fri  Jan 18th: Light Candles 6.29pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 19th 7.26pm

Fri  Jan 25th: Light Candles 6.28pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 26th 7.23pm

Fri  Feb 1st: Light Candles 6.24pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 2nd 7.19pm

Fri  Feb 8th: Light Candles 6.20pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 9th 7.14pm

Fri  Feb 15th: Light Candles 6.15pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 16th 7.08pm

Fri  Feb 22nd: Light Candles 6.09pm
Shabbat ends: Sat 23rd 7.02pm