Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 7:40pm, ends Saturday night at 8:42pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Noach.

New Launch Date: IDF Training Centre in the CBD: New launch date for the IDF training centre at 446 Collins Street, Melbourne is scheduled for 17th November from 5.30 – 8pm. 85 out of 100 foundation memberships have been sold already. For more information or to sign up for the foundation special offer click here or for the Facebook page event click here.

Friday Mincha in the CBD: Friday “mincha & kugel” at Billing Bureau will be on today at 1.45pm (food from 1.30pm), using the SMS reminder system to confirm numbers.

Mincha in the CBD: Daily mincha at 1.45pm is now at Billing Bureau – Level 5 South/459 Collins – until late December, using the SMS system to confirm numbers.

Study: Wednesday shiur & lunch continues on Wednesday at 1.15pm at Billing Bureau.

Kosher Food in the CBD: Nifla Kosher Catering (KA Hechsher)
Offers Corporate Catering, specialising in individual and board room  lunches. 10% Discount on your first website purchase. Enter promo code “FIRST TIME”. For further details visit www.nifla.com.au
IN A RUSH CAFE-616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)

Thought of the Week with thanks to Rabbi James Kennard. Long after the flood, a man called Terach takes his family from Mesopotamia and heads for Cana’an (today’s Israel). But he doesn’t make it. “Terach took Avraham . . . and they went with him from Ur Casdim to go to the land of Cana’an and they came to Charan and stayed there” (11:31). In the next chapter, Avraham also journeys, described in strikingly similar fashion: “Avraham took . . . and they went to go to the land of Cana’an and they came to the land of Cana’an” (12:5). The Torah contrasts the failure of Terach to reach his destination with Avraham’s success.

But there is another message as well; in this case, as in so many others throughout history, a parent does not merit to complete a task for themselves, but can take comfort when the endeavour does reach completion through the efforts of the next generation.

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