Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 7:55pm; ends Saturday night at 8:53pm. Early Shabbat candlelighting is between 6:55pm-7:00pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Terumah.

Upcoming Events: Great turnout for yesterday’s meditation. There are three more sessions left to help you perform better at work as well as minimise distraction and anxiety. It is ideal for both experienced and inexperienced meditators alike. Feb 26th, March 12th, March 19th. 12:45pm-1:30pm. Fee $10.00. Mercure Grand Hotel, 195 Swanston St (or enter from 265 Lt Bourke St) Lower Ground Floor, Harmony Room. We’d like to get an estimate of how many will attend, so RSVP admin@jbd.org.au but note that this is not required to secure a place.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha has resumed and will continue using the SMS system (start time is now 2:06pm).

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

Kosher Food in the CBD: NIFLA KOSHER CATERING (KA Hechsher) 
Offers Corporate Catering, specializing in individual and board room lunches. For further details visit www.nifla.com.au
10% Discount on your first website purchase. Enter promo code “FIRST TIME”.
Kosher sandwiches, muffins and salads are available at the following locations:
CUPP- Manchester Unity Building- Ground Floor-220 Collins Street
CBW EXPRESS-181 William Street.(Entrance Little Bourke St)
IN A RUSH CAFE-616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)
Fawkner Express Convenience Store-431 St Kilda Road (Toorak road end)

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 Rabbi James Kennard. Rashi comments that the word “Terumah” – “offering” – occurs three times in Exodus 25:2-3, alluding to three distinct donations made by the Jews for constructing the Tabernacle. A fixed amount per person to be used for making the sockets which held up the sanctuary’s walls; a second fixed contribution for a fund for purchasing the animals for sacrifices throughout the year; and the third was the individual voluntary donation, of any value, of materials for the building.

Perhaps Rashi is teaching that any fundraising campaign needs three targets; funds to enable the building, or project, to “get off the ground” and be supported as the sockets supported the tabernacle; funds to enable the ongoing maintenance of the building or the continuation of the project; and finally, the campaign itself needs to create an emotional connection between the donor and the institution, so that the funds are donated from the heart.

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