Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:49pm; ends Saturday night at 6:46pm. AFL Finals start tonight
The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Netzavim. Rosh Hashana starts Sunday night with candlelighting at 5:50pm; Second night/Monday night light candles after 6:48pm; ends Tuesday night at 6:49pm. Fast of Gedaliah is on Wednesday (16/9) Fast begins at 5:01am; Fast ends 6:38pm.

Past Events: To listen to Dr. Norman Goldwasser “Teshuva / Repentance: The Key to Becoming an Optimal Business Leader” click here for the podcast.

To listen to Rabbi Yonason Johnson and Rebecca Goldman on “Child Custody in Family Law – A comparison of the approach in Halacha and the Australian legal system”click here for the podcast.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha will take place at 1.00pm on Wednesday & Thursday this week. We will have a Sefer Torah for the fast on Wednesday, and the shiur will continue as usual.

Study: Wed shiur @ Billing Bureau: about 1:20pm (no lunch due to Fast of Gedalia)

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)

Thought of the Week with thanks to David Werdiger. In the prayers between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we add the sentence “Remember us for life, King who desires life, and write us in the Book of Life, for Your sake, living God”. In this very personal request, the apparent reason we want God to grant us life is “for His sake”. What does this mean?
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Barditchev, always a staunch advocate for the Jews before God, explained that our prayers for a good year are so that we can live our lives in fulfilment of Jewish values and practices: we want material success and health to be able to celebrate Shabbat and Holy Days, to give tzedakah, and to bring up a family similarly committed.
This strengthens our request to God at this auspicious time. We pray for a good year, and by resolving to direct our energies to what God wants, granting us a good year is “for His sake”.

This is the first issue of volume SIX of our weekly updates. I’d like to thank all of you – JBD members, friends and supporters – and wishing you a happy, healthy and successful 5776

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