Kevin & Laurence Slomoi and families on the passing of their father Jack Slomoi.
Shlomo & David Werdiger and families on the passing of their father Nathan Werdiger.
HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch she’ar aveilei tzion v’Yerushalayim.

Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 8:26pm, ends Saturday night at 9:29pm. Early Shabbat – light candles between 7:20pm-7:25pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Bo.

Mincha in the CBD: We are launching Friday summer mincha today at 2.15pm using the SMS system to confirm numbers. Please respond so we can sustain a minyan. Because of the late start time, mincha for the other days of the week stays in recess until the end of DST.

Study: Wed Shiur @ Billing Bureau: 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
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 CAFE616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)

Thought of the Week with thanks to Rafi Goodman. Parshas Bo – the parsha of the Exodus begins with the words “Bo el Pharaoh”. God didn’t tell Moshe “Go to Pharaoh” but instead “Come to Pharaoh”. Why the unusual expression?

One way of explaining this is that the Exodus is based on approaching life as “coming” rather than “going”. “Going” implies that the home base is where one already is presently located and one is simply visiting the place one is “going to”. “Coming” on the other hand implies that one is moving one’s home base, that one is going where one is going with one’s entire being. So when we dedicate our time with Hashem in Torah study or prayer, we should be sure to “come” into the words and ideas, rather than just “go” there for a visit. This way, our study and prayer can affect us and change us and it can take us out of our personal Egypt (our confines and limitations). In addition, God was telling Moshe “Bo” –“Come with me” – God always accompanies us on our mission in life.

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