Times: Today is Remembrance Day – observe a minute’s silence at 11.00am Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 7:48pm, ends Saturday night at 8:50pm. This week is The Shabbat Project – check local guides for information about events in your area The weekly Torah portion is Lech Lecha.

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 Rafi Goodman. This week’s Parsha – Lech Lecha – describes how G-d chose Avram to be the father of the Jewish people. Although he was chosen because of his great qualities and abilities, G-d still insisted that Avram undergo a series of tests in order to prepare him for being the first patriarch of the “Chosen People”.
G-d’s first command to Avram was “Go Forth” – the literal translation is “go to you”. Just as we are all descendants of Avram and members of the nation that he founded, G-d’s initial instruction to Avram is also our initiation into Jewish life. Every Jew must know that the very first thing that G-d commands him/her to do is “Go to you” – return and connect to the real you, to your essence and spiritual core, and then we can all “Go Forth” and shine as Jews.

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