Times: Sukkot starts Wednesday night (Oct 8th) with candlelighting at 7:12pm; Candlelighting on Thursday (Oct 9th) after 8:11pm; Candlelighting on Friday (Oct 10th) at 7:14pm. Shabbat/Chol Hamoed (Oct 11th) ends at 8:13pm.

Candlelighting for Wednesday night Shmini Atzeret (Oct. 15th) is at 7:19pm; Candlelighting for Thursday night Simchat Torah (Oct. 16th) after 8:18pm; Candlelighting for Shabbos on Friday (Oct. 17th) at 7:21pm; Shabbat ends at 8:20pm. The weekly Torah Portion for Shabbos (Oct. 18th) is Bereishis.
Reminder to make an Eruv Tavshilin today and next Wednesday.

Available Sukkot in the CBD over Chol Hamoed:
459 Collins Street, Melbourne 

(Cnr Williams Street)
Lunch and Barista
Mon-Wed 12:00pm to 2:00pm; Mincha 1:45pm on the roof
Entry via Level 30 (then follow the signs)
Other times by appointment Phone: 9613 9921
Level 5, 250 Queen Street, Melbourne
(Cnr Lonsdale Street)
Open Mon-Wed
Contact Rabbi B. Serebryanski 0419 876 304

East Melbourne Shule
488 Albert Street, East Melbourne

BBQ Lunch Mon & Tues
Succah accessible all other times by contacting
Rabbi Gutnick 0430 384 948

Teller Automotive Group
11 Munro Street, Port Melbourne

(Near cnr Ingles St)
BBQ lunch Mon & Tues
Phone 9676 9999

Herzog Group
196 Normanby Road, Southbank

Sukkah at rear (Access from Munro St)
Parking available at DFO South Wharf
BBQ lunch Mon-Wed
Phone: 9673 3344

Mincha in the CBD: New Mincha time of 1.45pm for summer season and will continue at least until the end of November depending on demand. Next week the minyan will run at the Sukkah roof of North Tower, 459 Collins St, at 1.45pm Mon-Wed.

Study: No Wednesday Shiur: Wednesday 8th October and 15th October. 
Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule;
Wed 1.15 @ Billing Bureau (Resuming 22nd October)

Kosher Food in the CBD: NEW!!! Nifla Kosher Catering is proud to offer Corporate Catering, specializing in individual and board room lunches. With a broad range to select from, we deliver direct to your door. No orders too big or too small. For further details visit www.nifla.com.au
Kosher sandwiches, muffins and salads are available to city fringe-workers at the café located in the Lowe Lipman building: In a Rush –  616 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Other outlets to follow (KA Hechsher)

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

Thought of the Week with thanks to Gaby SilverOn Sukkot, G-d asks us to exit our comfort zones, put ourselves in His hands and trust in his divine protection, as our desert-wandering ancestors did millenia ago. This gains additional significance in the Shemitta year, when the fields in Israel are left to lie fallow, again relying on G-d’s kindness and material bounty for sustenance.

This respite from toil allowed the Jews to focus on spirituality. With their physical needs provided for, Jews would devote themselves to studying Torah. Our sages say that when one learns Torah, he/she achieves a sublime level of unity with The Creator and His Divine Will and when we conduct ourselves according to its precepts, we elicit a similar unity with each other.
The Sukkah brings Jews together, uniting us in celebration and kinship. In Shemitta, we receive additional energy to ensure this reverberates throughout the entire year, culminating in the subsequent year of Hakhel, when the entire nation would gather in Jerusalem to hear their King read from the Torah. Truly a wondrous manifestation of unity.
This Sukkot, may we merit to achieve this unity, and the ultimate unity of the in-gathering of the exiles to rejoice and celebrate in the Sukkah of King David, may it be rebuilt immediately!

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