Condolences to Shimon New and the extended family on the passing of his father Chaim New.

Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 8:18pm, ends Saturday night at 9:19pm. Early Shabbat – light candles between 7:15pm-7:20pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Yitro.

Mincha in the CBD: Friday summer mincha is on today at 2.10pm using the SMS system to confirm numbers, with kugel and whisky from 2.00pm. Please respond so we can sustain a minyan. Mincha for the other days of the week is 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 CAFE-616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)

Thought of the Week with thanks to  David Prins. In this week’s Torah reading, Moshe’s father-in-law Yitro advises Moshe that it is too much for Moshe to judge the people alone. He proposes that Moshe should appoint a team of judges to share the burdens of the task. These judges are also proposed to be leaders of the people. They are role models, as well as functioning judges operating in a professional legal capacity.

The characteristics that Yitro set for these leaders / judges were that they should be men of accomplishment, G-d fearing people, men of truth, people who despise money. Sadly today, too many people choose role models who they “idolise” on the basis of their sporting prowess, and physical appearance and fitness. Then they are surprised when these people let them down through match fixing, drug taking, and other inappropriate behaviours. As a society and as individuals, we should reacquaint ourselves with Yitro’s criteria for worthiness to be true role models.

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