Times: Rosh Hashanah starts tonight Wednesday night (24 Sep) and continues through Fri afternoon, and then goes straight into Shabbat (27 Sep). Make an Eruv Tavshilin today. Candlelighting for Erev Rosh Hashanah is 6:00pm; Light candles on Thurs for second day Rosh Hashanah after 6:58pm. Candlelighting for Shabbat is Friday 6:01pm, and Shabbat ends at 6:59pm. The Torah Portion is Ha’azinu. Fast of Gedalia is on Sunday (28 Sep). Fast begins 4:59am and ends 6:48pm
Mincha in the CBD: Mincha continues at our usual location at Level 5 South, 459 Collins St, at 1.00pm Mon-Fri. This Friday (erev Yom Kippur) we will have a special minyan, including a seuda.
Kosher Food in the CBD: Kosher sandwiches and snacks provided by Sidewalk Cafe under Kosher Australia hashgacha are available at the following locations:
-CBW Express- 181 William Street (Open late until 9pm)
-Pronto on Flinders – 335 Flinders Lane
Kosher sandwiches and snacks delivered daily to the CBD.
SANDWICHES: egg mayonnaise and tomato, tuna mayonnaise and pickles, smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese, crisp lettuce, sliced cheese, tomato, cucumber and salad. SNACKS: natural berry yogurt with oat cluster crumble, fresh fruit salad, mixed berry muffin
Spot On (KA Hechsher)
Kosher sandwiches and snacks are available at the following location:
PRONTO ON FLINDERS-335 Flinders Lane
Smoked salmon and cheese sandwich, Tuna sandwich,Cheese and salad sandwich, Egg and tomato sandwich. Natural yoghurt with berries and granola clusters, Mixed berry muffin, Seasonal fresh fruit salad, Pesto pasta salad (new), Greek salad (new).
Thought of the Week with thanks to David Werdiger. When we look at our lives, we can slide across the ‘time’ axis – from focussing on what happened in the last hour and what might happen in the next hour, day, week, month, year and beyond. Similarly, we can move up and down the ‘scope’ scale from us personally, and then out to our families, networks, countries and the world at large. These two axes can form a ‘perceptual map’ as below:
We live in such a fragile and turbulent world. A year ago, would you have thought the world would be where it is today? Who knows what the next year will bring? It’s easy to be caught up in the big picture and lose focus on what is closest to us.
King Solomon wrote in Proverbs, “there is a time for everything”. A time to be concerned about what will happen to the world in 50 years, what a poor family halfway across the world will eat tonight, or where our career/business will be at in two months.
Rosh Hashana is when we focus specifically on our own personal relationship with God over the coming year, and God does likewise for all of us.
On behalf of JBD, I’d like to wish all our friends, members and supporters a shana tova and a ktiva v’chatima tovah. May you be inscribed and sealed for happy, healthy, successful, and focussed new year.