Times: Candlelighting is Friday 7:15pm; Shabbat ends Saturday 8:14pm. The weekly Torah Portion is Lech Lecha.

Mincha in the CBD: JBD mincha continues until the end of November at 1.45pm.

Study: Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule; Wed 12.30 Special @ Billing Bureau.

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 Rafi Goodman. This week’s Parsha starts with a very important and practical message. G-d tells Avram “Go away from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.”  The message is obvious – a person must leave their comfort zone for him/her to achieve their destiny.  Your land – refers to your physical environment. Your birthplace – refers to your habits. Your father’s house – refers to your genetic make-up. We often make excuses for ourselves for not initiating change but remaining stationary and not reaching our full potential. We need to learn from G-d’s message to Avram to take that leap and leave our comfort zone and ultimately we will be successful. This is a good week to begin a journey, or make a move that you have been holding off.

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