Times: Shabbat Chol Hamoed starts Friday night with candlelighting at 6:07pm and ends Saturday night at 7:05pm. Daylight Savings: move the clock one hour forward on Saturday night Shmini Atzeret start Sunday night (4/10) light candles at 7:09pm
Simchat Torah starts Monday night (5/10) light candles after 8:07pm Yom Tov ends on Tuesday night at 8:08pm.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha will take place at 1.45pmat Level 5, South Tower, 459 Collins St, using the SMS reminder system to confirm numbers.  

Study: Wed shiur Billing Bureau: about 1:15pm

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 Geoff Bloch. According to our Rabbis, 70 daily sacrifices were brought during Succot for the benefit and welfare of the 70 nations of the ancient world. But on Shmini Atzeret just one ox was sacrificed, for the welfare of the Jewish people.

This symbolises that during the first 8 of our 9-day festive season we are part of the brotherhood of man but on the final day of the season, we perhaps become more self-focussed.

In the first 8 games of the 9-game AFL festive season, Aussie sports fans wish all teams well and maintain an interest beyond focussing only on one team. However, by the Grand Final, the focus narrows and only one team emerges from the ruck – a team with its own supporters, its own culture and its own distinctive approach to sporting life. That successful team then influences all other teams for the better as they study the replays closely to discover its winning formula.

Lehavdil elef havdalot, may our prayers and resolutions over the duration of our “festive season” merit us to emerge as team “ohr lagoyim” – “a light unto the nations” which all others admire and wish to emulate!

PS: Go Tiges (next year)!

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