Times: Candlelighting for Sukkot is Wednesday evening 19th at 5:55pm; Thursday evening 20th not before 6:53pm; Friday evening 21st at 5:56pm; Shabbat ends 22nd 6:54pm. Don’t forget to make an Eruv Tavshillin before the first and second days of Sukkot. Candlelighting for Shmini Atzeret is Wednesday evening 25th at 6:01pm; Thursday evening for Simchat Torah 26th not before 6:59pm; Friday evening 27th at 6:03pm; Shabbat ends 28th 7:00pm. Weekly Torah Portion for the 28th September is Bereisheet.
Chol Hamoed Sukkot in the CBD: The following sukkot are open to the public during Chol Hamoed.
459 Collins Street, Melbourne (cnr Williams Street) Open Mon-Wed 12:00pm-2:00pm; Mincha 1:00pm on the roof. Entry via level 30 (then follow the signs). Other times by appointment Phone 9613 9999
Level 5, 250 Queen Street, Melbourne (cnr Lonsdale Street) Open Mon-Wed 9:00am-3:00pm Contact Rabbi B. Serebryanski 0419 876 304
East Melbourne Shule, 488 Albert Street, East Melbourne Open Mon-Wed 11:00am-4:00pm Contact Rabbi Gutnick 0430 384 948
Teller Automotive Group; 11 Munro Street, Port Melbourne (near cnr Ingles Street) BBQ Lunch Mon-Wed from 2:00pm-2:00pm Phone 9676 9999
Herzog Group; 196 Normanby Road, Southbank; Sukkah at rear (access from Munro Street) BBQ Lunch Mon-Wed from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Mincha in the CBD: JBD mincha minyan continues (Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September) at 1:00pm ON THE ROOF. All regular mincha times will resume on Mon 30th September.
Study: Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule; The Wednesday Shiur will resume on October 2nd.
Kosher Food in the CBD: GOLD’S GOURMET are supplying delicious sandwiches to the following THREE outlets in the CBD:
Pronto on Flinders @ Ground Level, 335 Flinders Lane
CBW Express- CGU Building @ 181 William St.
Cityblend Café @ 365 Little Collins St.
Thought of the Week with thanks to Noach Klug. Did you ever wonder to yourself, what is the connection between Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah, which are one right after the other in the Disapora and on the same day in Israel, thereby indicating some type of close connection? As is known, Shemini Atzeres is about our special connection to Hashem as His treasured nation. The 70 bulls that were brought as sacrifices during the first 7 days of Sukkos, corresponding to the 70 gentile ‘nations’. So the non-Jews as well as Jews have a portion in the first 7 days of Sukkos. But on the 8th day, Hashem “detains / holds on to” His Jews for an extra day (“atzeres” literally means “detain”) and is like a king who throws a big 7 day feast for everyone and then at the end begs his sons to stay for just one more day because he loves them so much.