Mazal Tov to Nussen & Sara Ainsworth (née: Susskind) on the birth of their son. Mazal Tov to the grandparents and great-grandparents.  

Times: Candlelighting is Friday 7:54pm; Shabbat ends Saturday 8:51pm. Early Mincha: 6:35pm; Early Candlelighting: 6:55pm. The weekly Torah Portion is Vayakhel.

Cancellation Update: Please note that the lecture on Friday, 7th March with Dr. Mordechai Kedar has been cancelled. 

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha minyan is going along moderately at ABL – Level 21, 333 Collins St, and will continue next week at 2.06pm. The weekly Wednesday JBD shiurim have also moved, and we will continue to monitor things and adjust if necessary. After DST is over, we will move back to 459 Collins.

Study: Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule; Wed 1.00 @ ABL.

Kosher Food in the CBD: Kosher sandwiches and snacks will be available as of Monday, 24th February at the following locations:
-CBW Express- 181 William Street
-Pronto on Flinders – 335 Flinders Lane

Thought of the Week with thanks to Yudi New. The Torah connects the Mishkan to Shabbos. The Holy Izhbezeh explains that the common theme is unity. Only once the Mishkan was complete, did it become apparent that each individual donation and effort fit perfectly to establish a sanctuary for G-d’s presence. Each contribution from every Jew is mission critical and perfectly complements the other. Similarly, Shabbos is the sanctuary in time which unifies all our weekly efforts and good deeds and allows us to perceive how these spiritual building blocks come together. In the absence of a physical sanctuary, may each of us utilise the Shabbos to reflect on our role and qualities as individuals and as part of a greater unified nation.

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